Health Care Access, Telemedicine, and Mental Health
To monitor trends in mental health, health insurance coverage, and problems accessing care, NCHS partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau on an experimental data system called the Household Pulse Survey. This 20-minute online survey was designed to complement the ability of the federal statistical system to rapidly respond and provide relevant information about the scope of the impact of COVID-19 in the United States.
The data collection period for Phase 1 of the Household Pulse Survey occurred between April 23, 2020 and July 21, 2020. Phase 2 data collection occurred between August 19, 2020 and October 26, 2020. Phase 3 data collection occurred between October 28, 2020 and March 29, 2021. Data collection for Phase 3.1 of the survey began on April 14, 2021 and will continue through July 5, 2021.
Tabulated data will be updated every two weeks, involving telemedicine use in the last four weeks among adults and in households with children. Estimates for adults are available by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, education, and disability status. Estimates for households with children are available by total household income, race and Hispanic origin, education, armed forces status, and health insurance of the adult respondent.