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Requesting Temporary Service Sites in Response to Emergency Events: Resource and Submission Template

When To Use This Resource

Health centers use this optional resource to:

  1. Assess whether a proposed site is eligible for the streamlined request process to add a temporary service site in response to a declared emergency; and
  2. Submit the temporary service site request information to HRSA.

This resource complements PAL 2020-05: Requesting a Change in Scope to Add Temporary Service Sites in Response to Emergency Events (PDF - 184 KB)

When NOT To Use This Resource

Not every health center location or activity may meet the temporary service site criteria described in PAL 2020-05 (PDF - 184 KB) and PIN 2008-01: Defining Scope of Project and Policy for Requesting Changes (PDF - 224 KB). Situations that may NOT meet the criteria for requesting a temporary service site could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The location(s) or activity(ies) may already be in the health center’s scope of project or may not rise to the level of a service site request.

    • As examples: Home visits that the health center already has recorded on its Form 5C: Other Activities/Locations or a location where services are already recorded on the health center’s Form 5A: Services Provided are exclusively delivered via telehealth.
    • For more information on how to consider telehealth when documenting sites on Form 5B: Service Sites, refer to the Telehealth and Health Center Scope of Project PAL 2020-01 (PDF - 176 KB).
  • A location that does not meet the criteria in PAL 2020-05 (PDF - 184 KB) for requesting a temporary service site may meet the definition of a permanent service site or permanent administrative site (refer to the Self-Assessment Checklist).
    • For more information on how to add a permanent site to the health center’s scope of project, refer to the BPHC Scope of Project webpage or contact the health center’s HRSA/BPHC Project Officer.
  • Activities may be conducted as other lines of business outside the health center’s scope of project.
    • A health center may decide to conduct activities outside the health center’s scope of project as other lines of business.

If a health center has questions about its scope of project, the health center may reach out to its BPHC point of contact for additional clarification and support.

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