Massachusetts Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from January 1, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 24 (65% 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.

Patient Testing

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)1 91.67%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 0.00%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 4.17%
2-3 Days 79.17%
4-5 Days 16.67%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Number of Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 14937
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 53.32%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 2228
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 67.59%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 14834
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 53.10%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 2213
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 67.51%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 103
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 84.47%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 15
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 80.00%

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 27.59% 18.35% 11.65% 6.67%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 17.35% 26.62% 10.68% 20.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.07% 13.29% 44.66% 6.67%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.93% 9.35% 21.36% 40.00%
Asian Patients5 4.46% 6.10% 5.83% 13.33%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients5 0.24% 0.45% 0.00% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients5 0.90% 0.99% 0.00% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race5 1.34% 2.17% 0.97% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 9.80% 8.54% 0.97% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 7.78% 4.97% 0.97% 6.67%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 11.53% 9.17% 2.91% 6.67%

Vaccinations

Metrics Value
Flu Vaccinations Administered 3681
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received Flu Vaccinations 71.80%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Flu Vaccinations Administered4
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.54%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 36.29%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 11.06%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.65%
Asian Patients5 2.50%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients5 0.41%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients5 0.71%
Patients with More than one race5 4.75%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 10.43%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 5.54%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 6.11%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 88.33%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 31
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 84
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 5.83%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 49.79%
Health Centers Experiencing Challenges Obtaining Adequate Supply of Flu Vaccine 4.17%

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 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% 8.33% 54.17% 25.00%
N95/PPR Masks 0.00% 4.17% 4.17% 16.67% 54.17% 20.83%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% 58.33% 29.17%
Gloves 0.00% 0.00% 8.33% 12.50% 50.00% 29.17%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 4.17% 4.17% 8.33% 45.83% 37.50%

1 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=24.

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:  January 2021