Health Center Program Look-Alike COVID-19 Survey

National Summary Report

Latest data from October 08, 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 = 65 (61% 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 10,067
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 51.97%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 1,236
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 42.06%

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 43.13% 49.60%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 17.02% 12.22%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.43% 14.56%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.88% 0.24%
Asian Patients3 2.50% 1.46%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.68% 1.38%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.29% 0.73%
Patients with More than one race3 3.71% 2.10%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.18% 3.32%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.83% 4.69%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 8.36% 9.71%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 1,655
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 67.58%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 1,781
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 70.54%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Additional 1,898
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received an Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine 52.36%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Additional2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 26.40% 24.03% 42.62%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.05% 17.91% 5.01%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 19.76% 19.93% 12.22%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.27% 0.79% 0.16%
Asian Patients3 4.59% 4.44% 6.06%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.87% 0.67% 6.22%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.33% 0.79% 0.05%
Patients with More than one race3 5.02% 4.32% 13.07%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 6.16% 8.70% 4.06%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.03% 2.30% 0.42%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 17.52% 16.11% 10.12%

Testing Logistics

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 18.46%
1 to 24 Hours 38.46%
More Than 24 Hours 36.92%
N/A 6.15%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 4.62%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 20.00%
Vaccine confidence 26.15%
Vaccine storage capacity 4.62%
Vaccine supply 0.00%
Other 4.62%
None 47.69%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Received Only From Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program 1.20%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 22.62%

Mobile Vans, Pop-Up Clinics, and School-Based Sites

Metrics Value
Percent of Health Centers Hosting Mobile Vans, Pop-Up, and/or School-Based Clinics 21.54%
Number of Mobile Van Sites 16
Number of Pop-up Clinics 27
Number of School-Based Vaccination Sites 4

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Percent of Health Centers Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy 43.08%
Number of Doses of Monoclonal Antibodies Administered 232

Methods in Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Direct provision of monoclonal antibody therapies 10.77%
Refer patients to another organization that provides monoclonal antibody therapies 33.85%
None 56.92%

Challenges in Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Access to therapeutics 13.85%
Patient awareness/education 13.85%
Staffing capacity 20.00%
Therapy administration/onsite logistics 13.85%
Other 7.69%
None 43.08%

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.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2021