Health Center Program Look-Alike COVID-19 Survey

National Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 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 = 52 (52% 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 2,503
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 45.30%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 363
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 54.83%

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 48.86% 36.09%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.46% 14.60%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.06% 9.92%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.52% 1.38%
Asian Patients3 2.24% 0.83%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 3.40% 2.48%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.36% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 3.04% 3.58%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.40% 11.02%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.36% 0.83%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 9.31% 19.28%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 7,885
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 50.53%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 7,287
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 53.80%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 42.52% 37.40%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 10.65% 23.51%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.44% 13.85%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.42% 0.21%
Asian Patients3 4.02% 3.69%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.49% 0.99%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.39% 0.07%
Patients with More than one race3 4.31% 0.78%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 6.71% 0.45%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.67% 1.48%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 12.37% 17.58%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 92.31%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 66.67%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 14.58%
12 Hours or Less 4.17%
24 Hours 16.67%
2-3 Days 58.33%
4-5 Days 6.25%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 9.62%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 25.00%
Vaccine confidence 3.85%
Vaccine storage capacity 11.54%
Vaccine supply 38.46%
Other 7.69%
None 34.62%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 95.48%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 3
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 3
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 169
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 185
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.35%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 29.52%

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 1.92% 3.85% 7.69% 7.69% 30.77% 48.08%
N95/PPR Masks 1.92% 9.62% 3.85% 9.62% 30.77% 44.23%
Gowns 1.92% 5.77% 5.77% 7.69% 32.69% 46.15%
Gloves 1.92% 1.92% 11.54% 11.54% 32.69% 40.38%
Face Masks/Goggles 5.77% 5.77% 1.92% 5.77% 30.77% 50.00%

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=48. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundreths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021