This display highlights the top 10 clinics that screened their patients ages 12 to 17 for mental health and/or depression conditions.
The statewide rate is 64% for all reporting clinics.
This means that for every 100 adolescents and teens, 64 were screened for a mental health condition during their preventive care check ups.
How the clinics compare
The main goal of screening is to identify signs of emotional, social and behavioral disorders so diagnosis and treatment can occur to help the patient manage his or her condition.
All of the featured clinics had screening rates of 100%.
The MNHealthScores Featured Clinics list is based on clinic performance for recommended mental health and/or depression screening for young people ages 12 to 17.
Data source and dates
This report is based on information from patients who visited their doctor between January 1 and
December 31, 2015.
Standards of Care
Standards of care are treatment guidelines that are generally accepted by health care professionals as valid and supported by sound scientific evidence.
SCREENING FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
Routine screening of adolescents and teens for mental health conditions can identify them early, which allows both teens and their parents to learn how to manage the condition before it becomes a crisis and has a negative impact on their long-term health.
The screening questionnaires used by providers evaluate one or more of these areas:
- Impairments in attention
- Anxiety and depression
- Problems with conduct or external behavior
A screening that indicates one or more of these areas is not a diagnosis of a mental health condition. It is an indication that further examination should occur to determine if a mental health condition or other health-related cause exists.
We encourage you to talk with your adolescent or teen's provider if you think they may have depression or another mental health condition. Addressing it when your child is still young will help them develop coping skills to manage the condition throughout their life, as well as reduce your child's risk of school failure, risky behaviors and suicide. Explore the resources below to help you recognize and talk to your child and your child's provider about your concerns.
NAMI Video: Recognizing Common Signs of Mental Health Conditions
Mental Health Resources
Information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) explains how mental health screenings are a key part of youth mental health. These screenings allow health care providers to identify early concerns and connect youth with help.
Resources for depression care and recovery.