In good news, Americans are getting preventive and maintenance care visits, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund. But progress is not even. While visits to dermatologists and for adult primary care are higher than before the pandemic, unfortunately behavioral health care visits and visits for young children have not rebounded. This is particularly troubling as one in three Connecticut residents report symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. Visits to large practices and health systems are above pre-pandemic levels, while visits to small practices are still down.
Telemedicine visits are declining from their peak in April but are still above pre-pandemic levels. Forty one percent of behavioral health visits are now via telehealth, far more than other sectors.