With limited government resources, the strategic placement of Health Centers is extremely important.
Proximity to Population Centers
Health centers need to be close to the needy, which means Local Government Units (LGUs) must take more time to consider the placement of health centers. Health centers are first responders, and provide vital information to the City, Department of Health (DOH) and central government. With better coverage, the LGU can ensure availability of services when they're needed the most. Health centers can also track disease outbreaks.
Distribution of Services
In Quezon City, some centers are overlaping, whilst some have no coverage. (see illustration below)
Health centers in Quezon City projected with a 500 meter buffer, used to illustrate coverage. The gray dots are retail establishments that illustrate density.