Health Center Program Look-Alike COVID-19 Survey

National Summary Report

Latest data from October 9, 2020

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. 

Health Center COVID-19 Survey Tool Questions

Health Center COVID-19 Survey Tool User Guide

View Health Center Survey Data for COVID-19.

Number of Look-Alike respondents = 50 (57% 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.

Patient Testing

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 92.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 69.57%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 4.35%
12 Hours or Less 2.17%
24 Hours 10.87%
2-3 Days 65.22%
4-5 Days 13.04%
More Than 5 Days 4.35%

Number of Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 3,038
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 36.11%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 194
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 46.39%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 2,961
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 35.93%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 173
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 41.04%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 77
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 42.86%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 21
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 90.48%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested, Antibody Detection (serology)4 Patients Tested Positive, Antibody Detection (serology)4
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 52.35% 43.93% 49.35% 4.76%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.17% 9.83% 18.18% 33.33%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.08% 16.18% 14.29% 28.57%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.47% 1.16% 3.90% 14.29%
Asian Patients5 4.02% 1.16% 0.00% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients5 2.03% 0.00% 0.00% 4.76%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients5 0.61% 2.31% 0.00% 9.52%
Patients with More than one race5 2.60% 1.73% 5.19% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 4.96% 8.67% 1.30% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.97% 4.05% 2.60% 4.76%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 8.75% 10.98% 5.19% 0.00%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 87.90%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 0
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 12
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.80%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 30.70%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Type of PPE One Week or Less Next Week Two Weeks Three Weeks Four Weeks or More Not Needed
Surgical Masks 2.00% 2.00% 14.00% 18.00% 56.00% 8.00%
N95/PPR Masks 2.00% 2.00% 22.00% 16.00% 56.00% 2.00%
Gowns 6.00% 0.00% 16.00% 16.00% 56.00% 6.00%
Gloves 2.00% 4.00% 24.00% 12.00% 58.00% 0.00%
Face Masks/Goggles 4.00% 4.00% 16.00% 10.00% 58.00% 8.00%

1 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=46.

2 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.

3 “Any test type” includes virus detection and antibody detection testing numbers. Care should be taken when drawing conclusions from combined testing numbers or in racial/ethnic minority percentages. Comparison of data in later weeks or in racial and/or ethnic minorities is subject to interpretation as the nature and purpose of antibody detection tests evolve over time.

4 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

5 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020