California Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 125 (71% 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 16,827
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 78.54%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 596
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 84.02%

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 16.47% 13.59%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 26.55% 37.58%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 6.14% 8.22%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.51% 0.50%
Asian Patients3 9.44% 8.05%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.63% 2.01%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.62% 0.50%
Patients with More than one race3 2.49% 3.02%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 13.91% 11.58%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.63% 2.85%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 19.62% 12.08%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 135,114
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 77.90%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 84,445
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 71.93%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 19.75% 24.61%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 24.84% 19.71%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.61% 5.01%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.70% 0.90%
Asian Patients3 15.34% 20.93%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.46% 0.47%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.78% 0.82%
Patients with More than one race3 6.13% 5.62%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 13.73% 9.61%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.04% 2.06%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 8.62% 10.27%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 85.60%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 5.60%
12 Hours or Less 2.40%
24 Hours 23.20%
2-3 Days 60.80%
4-5 Days 5.60%
More Than 5 Days 2.40%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 21.60%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 52.80%
Vaccine confidence 12.00%
Vaccine storage capacity 2.40%
Vaccine supply 41.60%
Other 2.40%
None 16.00%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 91.12%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 109
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 22
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 2,093
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 1,614
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.84%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 43.68%

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 1.60% 1.60% 5.60% 8.80% 29.60% 52.80%
N95/PPR Masks 0.00% 3.20% 5.60% 12.00% 28.80% 50.40%
Gowns 0.80% 1.60% 4.80% 9.60% 30.40% 52.80%
Gloves 1.60% 3.20% 7.20% 12.00% 30.40% 45.60%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.80% 0.80% 4.80% 7.20% 32.00% 54.40%

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=125. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021