Percentage of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment in 2017, by health insurance status

Share of U.S. adults receiving mental health treatment by insurance status 2017 This statistic represents the percentage of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment in the past year, sorted by health insurance status as of 2017. In 2017, some 21.2 percent of the respondents reported to have had their mental health treatment covered by Medicaid/CHIP.
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Percentage of U.S. adults
Private coverage14.5%
Medicaid/CHIP21.2%
Other coverage*14.9%
No coverage8.3%
Percentage of U.S. adults
Private coverage14.5%
Medicaid/CHIP21.2%
Other coverage*14.9%
No coverage8.3%
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This statistic represents the percentage of U.S. adults who received mental health treatment in the past year, sorted by health insurance status as of 2017. In 2017, some 21.2 percent of the respondents reported to have had their mental health treatment covered by Medicaid/CHIP.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
Mental health treatment is using prescription medication or receiving outpatient or inpatient care for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were asked not to include treatment for alcohol or drug use. Respondents with unknown treatment information were excluded.
* Other health insurance is defined as having Medicare, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), TRICARE, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA), the Veterans Administration (VA), military health care, or any other type of health insurance.
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