Health Center COVID-19 Survey

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National Summary Report

Latest data from April 2, 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.

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New View cumulative vaccination data nationally; by state, territory, and freely associated state; and among patients identified as racial and ethnic minorities.

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 = 1052 (76% 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)1 161,666
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 63.66%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 14,038
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 68.59%

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 29.07% 26.35%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 14.43% 16.71%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 18.29% 21.61%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.11% 1.99%
Asian Patients3 3.57% 2.78%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.76% 0.75%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.73% 0.69%
Patients with More than one race3 2.83% 3.33%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 8.19% 9.66%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.18% 2.87%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 16.83% 13.25%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 468,350
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 64.29%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 395,671
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 59.15%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 30.47% 34.29%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.12% 18.40%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 10.11% 10.09%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.83% 0.83%
Asian Patients3 9.84% 7.55%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.75% 0.95%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.69% 0.69%
Patients with More than one race3 4.32% 4.12%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 8.19% 7.01%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.10% 3.08%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 11.58% 12.98%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 98.76%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 77.96%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 15.40%
12 Hours or Less 5.39%
24 Hours 22.43%
2-3 Days 52.17%
4-5 Days 3.85%
More Than 5 Days 0.48%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 13.69%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 47.91%
Vaccine confidence 13.40%
Vaccine storage capacity 4.18%
Vaccine supply 22.62%
Other 7.13%
None 27.76%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 87.04%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 507
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 255
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 5,292
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 6,993
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.75%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 23.63%

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 0.95% 3.61% 6.94% 5.89% 29.66% 52.66%
N95/PPR Masks 2.28% 3.71% 7.13% 7.98% 28.80% 49.81%
Gowns 0.57% 3.04% 5.99% 7.51% 28.04% 54.56%
Gloves 2.00% 4.85% 7.79% 9.03% 28.90% 47.15%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.67% 2.76% 5.61% 6.75% 27.19% 56.75%

Results from States and Territories

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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=1039. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundreths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021