Health Care Costs In The Carolinas As We Retire


I didn’t want to be the one to tell you this, but….

Health Care Costs In The Carolinas As We Retireas you get older, you have higher healthcare costs.

It’s just the way it is.

Thankfully, you have a choice in where your best place to retire is and thus this can bring down your healthcare costs.

Geographical areas the Carolinas are not created equal when healthcare is concerned.

Depending on where you decide your best city or small town to retire is, it can save or cost you thousands a year for healthcare.

The Carolinas have excellent health care facilities and Medical Universities. This makes retiring in the Carolinas a wise decision.

North Carolina is home to four medical universities:

UNC Hospitals are located in Piedmont Chapel Hill:

  • The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill
  • It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution.
  • This relationship gives UNC Health Care a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings.
  • UNC Health Care has been granted broad powers by the North Carolina General Assembly to assure its management flexibility and competitiveness in a rapidly changing health care business environment.
  • The enterprise is governed by a board of directors appointed by the University of North Carolina.

Duke University also in the Piedmont Region in Durham:

  • Duke offers every level of health service, from prevention and primary care to the most sophisticated specialty services, at locations throughout central North Carolina and beyond.
  • The flagship Duke University Hospital on our Duke University Medical Center campus, Durham Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital — as well as home care and hospice services and dozens of primary and specialty care clinics in communities throughout the region.
  • As the Southeast’s preeminent health care provider and one of the nation’s best, Duke attracts a total of more than 60,000 inpatient stays and 1.4 million outpatient visits annually.
  • Because of Duke’s leadership in biomedical research, Duke caregivers can offer patients immediate access to new therapies — bringing the benefits of the latest research directly to the bedside.

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem:

  • Wake Forest “University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC), one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, is an integrated health care system that operates 1,056 acute care, rehabilitation, long-term, and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers.
  • The Medical Center has 22 subsidiary or affiliate hospitals and operates more than 100 outreach activities throughout the region, including satellite clinics, health fairs, consulting services and medical director services
  • It provides a continuum of care that includes primary care centers, outpatient rehabilitation, dialysis centers, and home health care.

East Carolina University in Coastal Greenville:

  • As a major resource for health services and education, University Health Systems strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care.
  • The goal of East Carolina University is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

South Carolina is home to one medical college in Coastal Charleston, and major hospitals in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in Columbia.

  • “The MUSC Wellness Center in Charleston, SC is a facility dedicated to good health.
  • The center fosters the development of healthy lifestyles through the promotion of wellness attitudes practices.
  • More than a health club, the MUSC Wellness Center focuses on the development of total well-being, with the belief that wellness is a balance of social, emotional, spiritual and physical health.”

Be sure as you research finding your best place to retire in the Carolinas, you decide on an area that serves your health care needs.  And before you move, find out the health care costs in the Carolinas.

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Robert Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations. Robert researches the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.

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