California Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from January 15, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 91 (52% of all Health Centers)

Data represents 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 30,055
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 75.10%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 6,931
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 80.39%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 12.66% 9.64%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 40.23% 50.37%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.01% 5.22%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 2.58% 2.42%
Asian Patients3 5.12% 3.22%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.59% 0.55%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.87% 0.65%
Patients with More than one race3 7.79% 6.22%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 10.92% 11.74%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.80% 2.19%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 9.44% 7.78%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
Flu Vaccinations Administered 49,534
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received Flu Vaccinations 85.23%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 8,137
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 82.09%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 4
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 25.00%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient Flu Vaccinations Administered2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 11.38% 10.34% 0.00%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 68.23% 44.49% 0.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.60% 11.34% 0.00%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.76% 7.68% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 5.54% 10.90% 25.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.30% 1.60% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.29% 0.68% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 2.87% 2.57% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.64% 2.84% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.51% 3.24% 0.00%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 2.88% 4.33% 75.00%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 97.80%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 89.89%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 3.37%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 11.24%
2-3 Days 55.06%
4-5 Days 23.60%
More Than 5 Days 6.74%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 19.78%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 41.76%
Vaccine confidence 12.09%
Vaccine storage capacity 6.59%
Vaccine supply 59.34%
Other 12.09%
None 14.29%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 83.68%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 72
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 266
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 9,440
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 3,940
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 8.02%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 48.41%
Health Centers Experiencing Challenges Obtaining Adequate Supply of Flu Vaccine 3.30%

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 1.10% 1.10% 9.89% 15.38% 38.46% 34.07%
N95/PPR Masks 0.00% 1.10% 8.79% 14.29% 39.56% 36.26%
Gowns 1.10% 2.20% 8.79% 15.38% 36.26% 36.26%
Gloves 1.10% 6.59% 7.69% 16.48% 35.16% 32.97%
Face Masks/Goggles 1.10% 1.10% 6.59% 14.29% 37.36% 39.56%

1 The reported number of patients tested do 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=89. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  January 2021