Health Center Program Look-Alike COVID-19 Survey

National Summary Report

Latest data from January 15, 2021

The Health Resources and Services Administration uses the information collected to: help track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on health center operations, patients, and staff; and better understand training and technical assistance, funding, and other health center resource needs. 

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Number of Look-Alike respondents = 45 (47% of all Look-Alike 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 6,279
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 42.65%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 989
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 56.32%

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 42.19% 31.75%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 14.94% 26.90%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.58% 11.43%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.75% 1.42%
Asian Patients3 3.76% 3.74%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.26% 1.52%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.75% 0.20%
Patients with More than one race3 3.19% 4.15%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.44% 6.98%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.56% 1.11%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 13.60% 10.82%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
Flu Vaccinations Administered 1,325
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received Flu Vaccinations 63.62%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 3,192
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 7.21%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 1
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 0.00%

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 28.45% 64.63% 100.00%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 11.40% 0.81% 0.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 31.17% 3.54% 0.00%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.06% 0.00% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 8.75% 0.88% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.83% 1.32% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.23% 0.09% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 2.49% 0.44% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 7.70% 0.13% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.94% 4.76% 0.00%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 4.98% 23.40% 0.00%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 93.33%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 78.57%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 14.29%
12 Hours or Less 4.76%
24 Hours 7.14%
2-3 Days 50.00%
4-5 Days 21.43%
More Than 5 Days 2.38%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 20.00%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 17.78%
Vaccine confidence 2.22%
Vaccine storage capacity 8.89%
Vaccine supply 60.00%
Other 11.11%
None 20.00%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 91.78%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 2
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 34
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 351
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 131
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 4.00%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 37.89%
Health Centers Experiencing Challenges Obtaining Adequate Supply of Flu Vaccine 11.11%

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 4.44% 4.44% 6.67% 6.67% 40.00% 37.78%
N95/PPR Masks 2.22% 4.44% 8.89% 17.78% 35.56% 31.11%
Gowns 2.22% 4.44% 6.67% 11.11% 37.78% 37.78%
Gloves 2.22% 6.67% 13.33% 8.89% 37.78% 31.11%
Face Masks/Goggles 4.44% 2.22% 11.11% 2.22% 35.56% 44.44%

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=42. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  January 2021