Behavorial Health & SUD Trends

mental health

posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Here's a snapshot of how CHCs are helping to fill critical gaps in mental health and substance use disorder care. The growth in CHC patients with mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) cannot solely be attributed to the rising rates of mental health and substance use disorder as a national trend.  Rather, community health centers are filling gaps in care related to mental health and SUD that when previously unaddressed by the health care system.   

 Key figures (2010-2017):

  • 379% increase in patients diagnosed with the "common cold" of behavioral health (depression)
  • 426% increase in visits for patients with depression and other mood disorders
  • 621% increase in patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders including PTSD
  • 802% increase in visits for anxiety disorders including PTSD
  • 816% increase in patients diagnosed with alcohol and substance use disorders(excluding tobacco)

Total Provider Staffing by FTEs at SC FQHCs

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Psychiatrists

1.79

1.3

2.85

3.58

4.29

3.71

3.72

3.40

Mental/Behavioral Health

25.22

28.62

27.58

33.92

40.11

63.96

77.37

79.41

 


Integrated Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Treatment  in SC FQHCS*

 

2016

2017

Number of Providers On-Staff with a MAT Waiver

7

29

Number of Patients who received MAT for OUD from a physician with a DATA waiver working on behalf of the health center

594

870

*HRSA began tracking this data in 2016; no data from previous years is available

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