Acceptance and hope: Rising incomes and expanded coverage will boost access to industry services

The Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Healthcare reform will expand eligibility and coverage for mental health services, benefiting the industry
  • Coverage expansions have improved mental health access for Medicare beneficiaries
  • The AHCA was passed, reducing government outlays on healthcare
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Combined with a treatment shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, an increasing understanding of mental illness has fostered growth for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinics industry. As a result, industry revenue is expected to rise over the five years to 2017. The industry has also benefited from increased coverage for outpatient mental health services under Medicare, and other plans. Over the five years to 2022, the expanding economy is expected to sustain industry revenue growth. Healthcare reform will also expand eligibility and coverage for mental health services. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2022.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    This industry has moderate barriers to entry. The significant presence of nonprofit providers reduces the opportunities available to for-profit operators, but the industry is highly fragmented, with no single provider dominating the market. Nonetheless, operators must develop a critical mass of patients to be viable, and it may be difficult for new entrants to attract trained staff, establish referral relationships and develop awareness of the clinic in the community.

    Additionally, clinics must be accredited and licensed by government regulatory bodies. Some states have certificate of need laws, which represent a barrier. Certificate of need (CON) programs are aimed at restraining the number of healthcare providers in an area to minimize healthcare costs. Law

    Additional Insights for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid and Number of people with private health insurance in the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry?

    This industry includes establishments with medical staff who primarily provide outpatient services related to the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse and other mental health disorders. The industry excludes facilities or hospitals that treat inpatients. Furthermore, the industry does not include establishments that primarily use medical treatment to care for mental health patients.

    Industry Products
    Mental health community centers
    Mental health clinics
    Substance abuse clinics (drug-free)
    Substance abuse clinics (methadone)
    Industry Activities
    Outpatient alcoholism treatment centers and clinics (except hospitals)
    Outpatient detoxification centers and clinics (except hospitals)
    Outpatient drug addiction treatment centers and clinics (except hospitals)
    Outpatient mental health centers and clinics (except hospitals)
    Outpatient psychiatric centers and clinics (except hospitals)
    Counseling staff and information regarding mental health and substance abuse issues
    Referring patients to more extensive treatment programs, if necessary

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Federal funding for social services

  • Current Performance
  • Federal funding and the opioid epidemic
  • Continued shift to outpatient care
  • Medicare coverage improves
  • Medicaid expansion raises hope
  • Healthcare reform lifts revenue
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shortage of skilled professionals
  • Healthcare reform
  • Rising uncertainty
  • Table: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Psychologists, Social Workers & Marriage Counselors
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Centers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Substance abuse clinics (methadone)
  • Mental health clinics
  • Mental health community centers
  • Substance abuse clinics (drug-free)
  • Chart: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Current factors
  • Potential factors

  • Major Markets
  • Males aged 25 to 44
  • Females aged 25 to 44
  • Males aged 24 and younger
  • Males aged 45 and older
  • Females aged 24 and younger
  • Females aged 45 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics

  • Basis of Competition
    External competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Table: Universal Health Services, Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Federal Funding - Medicare and Medicaid (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A jointly funded cooperative venture between the federal and state governments to assist states in the provision of medical care to eligible needy people.
  • Medicare
  • A federally administered system of health insurance available to people aged 65 and over.
  • Mental Health Parity
  • Legislation signed into law in 1996 that requires that dollar limits on mental health benefits be no lower than any such limits for benefits offered by a group health plan or health insurance issuer.
  • Outpatient
  • A patient who receives treatment at a hospital or clinic but is not admitted overnight; a receiver of ambulatory care.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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