Health Center COVID-19 Survey

National Summary Report

Latest data from April 30, 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 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 = 1106 (80% 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)1 136,952
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 64.31%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 11,638
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 69.35%

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 29.94% 26.37%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.31% 20.58%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.91% 15.26%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.49% 2.71%
Asian Patients3 3.61% 2.85%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.24% 0.71%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.04% 0.70%
Patients with More than one race3 3.34% 4.01%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 9.02% 12.84%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.22% 3.79%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 13.88% 10.18%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 336,072
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 75.54%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 413,428
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 65.25%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 21.33% 30.29%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 26.25% 21.88%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 9.25% 10.01%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.93% 0.72%
Asian Patients3 10.00% 9.61%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.65% 0.89%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.90% 0.67%
Patients with More than one race3 4.93% 4.27%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 12.97% 8.81%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.87% 2.83%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 9.93% 10.02%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 98.46%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 16.90%
12 Hours or Less 6.15%
24 Hours 24.70%
2-3 Days 49.13%
4-5 Days 2.75%
More Than 5 Days 0.37%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 9.31%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 36.71%
Vaccine confidence 28.84%
Vaccine storage capacity 4.34%
Vaccine supply 6.51%
Other 11.39%
None 30.47%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 90.80%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 416
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 271
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 1,857
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 3,216
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 22.13%
Health Centers With an Adequate Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Next Week 95.93%

Use of Mobile and Pop-up Clinics for Vaccinations

Metrics Mobile Vans Pop-Up Clinics Both Mobile Vans
and Pop-Up Clinics
Percent of Health Centers Hosting 7.96% 23.42% 7.50%
Number of Events 471 676 374

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=1089. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundreths.

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2021