The supply of community mental health centers (CMHCs) decreased substantially from 2000 to 2019 and became nearly non-existent in non-metropolitan counties.
- The number of CMHCs in non-metropolitan counties declined from 182 to 15.
- The number of CMHCs in metropolitan counties declined from 582 to 104.
The supply of community health centers (CHCs) offering mental health services increased substantially over the same time period, or from 2000 to 2019.
- The number of CHCs in non-metropolitan counties increased from 184 to 573.
- The number of CHCs in metropolitan counties increased from 126 to 797.
This project was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement # U1CRH30041.
Borders, Tyrone F.; Williams, Timothy; Youngen, Katherine; and Cecil, Julia, "Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Trends in Mental Health Treatment Availability in Community Health and Community Mental Health Centers" (2022). Rural & Underserved Health Research Center Publications. 22.