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“Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania”

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This February 25, 2016 article on the News works website talks about the immense struggle that rural areas face when trying to meet the demand for mental health services, particularly access to Psychiatrists, in Pennsylvania.  The article estimates that there are about 10 Psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and points out that many of the existing Psychiatrists seem to cluster around the larger cities leaving folks in rural areas where the need tends to be greater with fewer

English: This photo describes a rural area

English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

professionals to serve those with mental health issues.

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“Rural primary care physicians offer insight into rural women’s health care”

English: This photo describes a rural area

English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This February 5, 2014 Medical Press article talks about the differences between women accessing medical and mental health care in rural areas compared to access to medical professionals in urban areas.  Rural south central Pennsylvania is mentions in the article.

 

 

 

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