Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date



Rural, children, mental health, health care access, MRHRC


Key Findings: Just over one-third of all children with a mental health problem received a mental health visit in the past year; Controlling for other characteristics that affect access to care, rural children are 20% less likely to have a mental health visit than urban children; Having Medicaid or SCHIP increases the likelihood that a child will receive services, and this is pronounced in rural areas.

Funding Organization

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS

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