According to the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana falls far behind the national average for population per provider ratio in psychiatry. In adults, Indiana has about half as many psychiatrists treating patients as the national average. In child and adolescent care, that number is even lower—with a 20,916 to 1 ratio of patients to physicians, versus the national rate of 8,848 to 1.
IU School of Medicine is committed to improving those numbers, with new residencies established in recent years in northwest and southwestern Indiana. With the Mary O’Daniel Stone and Bill Stone Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine–Evansville, the school is positioned to continue that effort to bring better mental health services to all Hoosiers.