Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Overview

The 20,000 mental health and substance abuse centers in the US provide treatment and care for patients with mental health disorders and substance abuse illnesses, also known as behavioral disorders. About 53% of outpatient service centers and 63% of residential treatment centers are non-profit organizations.

Dependence on Third Party Payers

Mental health and substance abuse centers rely primarily on insurance companies, managed care organizations, and government programs as their main sources of revenue.

Coverage Improving Via Parity Laws

Growing recognition of the cost of mental illness and lack of patient access to care has resulted in federal legislation to improve mental health and substance abuse coverage.