15 states with more than 100 facilities facing a mental health provider shortage

More than 400 facilities in California have reported a shortage of mental healthcare providers, and it is projected that the U.S. may face a shortage of 14,280 to 31,109 psychiatrists by 2024. 

 Collectively, the U.S. needs 7,935 mental healthcare practitioners to remove its Health Workforce Shortage Area designation from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Here are 15 states with more than 100 facilities designated as in shortage, ranked by the number of facilities needing providers, according to the administration.

 

State

No. of facilities with shortages

  1. California

450

  1. Alaska

297

  1. Missouri

243

  1. Michigan

179

  1. Texas

164

  1. Florida

162

  1. Illinois

141

  1. Arizona

135

  1. Washington

133

  1. New York

123

  1. Minnesota

114

  1. Wisconsin

113

  1. Oregon

106

  1. Kansas

102

  1. Oklahoma

101

 

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