Provider Retention in High Need Areas. Data on HPSA Designations and HPSA Scores

12/22/2014

HRSA also provided Lewin with a detailed file containing information on all HPSA sites as of December 2013. As of December 2013, there were 5,976 primary care HPSAs, 4,758 dental care HPSAs and 3,876 mental health HPSAs. This file includes information on each HPSA: ID, name, status, type, discipline, HPSA score and detailed geographic identifiers. In Table II.4 below we present the number of HPSA sites by HPSA disciplines (i.e., primary care, dental health and mental health) and by the main HPSA types (facility HPSAs, single county HPSAs, Census tract HPSAs and minor civil division HPSAs).5

Table II. 4: Distribution of HPSA Sites by Disciplines and Types

Discipline

Facility

Single County

Census Tract

Minor Civil Division

Total

Primary Care

Count

3,270

1,746

9,981

3,384

18,381

Percent

17.79

9.50

54.30

18.41

100

Dental Health

Count

2,676

1,695

7,334

1,083

12,788

Percent

20.93

13.25

57.35

8.47

100

Mental Health

Count

2,715

2,408

4,401

394

9,918

Percent

27.37

24.28

44.37

3.97

100

 

5 A minor civil division is a term used by the Census to designate the primary governmental or administrative divisions of a county, such as a civil township, precinct, or magisterial district.

 

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