Access & Affordability
Mental health providers
Number of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, providers that treat alcohol and other drug abuse as well as advanced practice nurses specializing in mental health care per 100,000 population
About this data measure
- Access to mental health care is imperative to diagnose, treat, and support adults and children with mental and behavioral disorders and the need has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Rhode Island is one of the highest performing states for the number of mental health providers per 100,000 people, though gaps remain in service provision, particularly due to language barriers.
- The number of mental health providers in Rhode Island has steadily increased since 2013.
Measure Source: U.S. HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System; U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population, accessed from America's Health Rankings