Health Center COVID-19 Survey

National Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

HRSA uses the information collected to: optimize COVID-19 testing and vaccination; track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on operations, patients, and staff; and better understand training and technical assistance, funding, and other health center resource needs.

Health Center COVID-19 Survey Tool Questions

Health Center COVID-19 Survey Tool User Guide

Health Center Program Look-Alike Survey Data for COVID-19

COVID-19 Health Center Survey Interactive Data Dashboards

View operational data, including testing capacity, vaccinations initiated and completed, temporary closures, staff ability to work, and visits conducted virtually.

View COVID-19 testing data by race/ethnicity.

Note: The dashboard data are updated weekly using Health Center COVID-19 Survey data.

Number of Health Center respondents = 1015 (74% of all Health Centers)

Data represent information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 150,045
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 60.33%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 13,338
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 66.57%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested by race and ethnicity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive by race and ethnicity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 30.95% 25.79%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.16% 17.09%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.79% 14.75%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.16% 1.36%
Asian Patients3 3.73% 3.58%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.80% 1.28%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.74% 0.60%
Patients with More than one race3 2.55% 2.78%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 8.14% 9.90%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.92% 2.63%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 19.04% 20.23%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 456,953
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 63.82%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 353,241
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 55.11%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 30.50% 37.05%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.70% 16.11%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 10.66% 9.64%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.78% 0.73%
Asian Patients3 7.14% 8.08%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.74% 0.80%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.60% 0.84%
Patients with More than one race3 4.48% 3.15%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 8.70% 6.12%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.64% 2.89%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 13.06% 14.58%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 98.82%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 79.56%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 14.26%
12 Hours or Less 5.88%
24 Hours 22.33%
2-3 Days 53.14%
4-5 Days 3.59%
More Than 5 Days 0.80%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 16.26%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 48.77%
Vaccine confidence 13.40%
Vaccine storage capacity 5.52%
Vaccine supply 28.08%
Other 7.49%
None 24.14%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 87.87%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 509
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 242
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 6,254
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 7,382
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.84%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 24.06%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 1.08% 3.45% 5.81% 8.28% 28.97% 52.41%
N95/PPR Masks 1.97% 4.24% 6.11% 9.56% 29.36% 48.77%
Gowns 0.79% 3.15% 6.11% 7.88% 27.49% 54.58%
Gloves 1.97% 4.93% 8.37% 9.06% 27.98% 47.68%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.89% 2.76% 5.52% 6.80% 26.50% 57.54%

Results from States and Territories

Select a measure on the dropdown menu to view by state or territory.

1 The reported number of patients tested does not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=1003. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundreths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021