Montana Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 13 (93% 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.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 612
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 12.99%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 58
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 7.55%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 76.63% 84.48%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.59% 1.72%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.65% 0.00%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.00% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.33% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 5.39% 5.17%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.16% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 0.65% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.65% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.96% 0.00%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 9.97% 8.62%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 2,110
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 9.19%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 1,083
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 17.99%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 69.76% 50.51%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 2.27% 3.79%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.57% 0.65%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.05% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.71% 1.11%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.99% 3.88%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.19% 0.18%
Patients with More than one race3 0.47% 0.18%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.81% 1.29%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.70% 1.29%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 20.47% 37.12%

Testing Logistics

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)4 53.85%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 38.46%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 38.46%
2-3 Days 23.08%
4-5 Days 0.00%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 7.69%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 46.15%
Vaccine confidence 7.69%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 30.77%
Other 23.08%
None 15.38%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 99.23%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 6
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 3
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 356
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 328
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 0.38%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 13.85%

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% 7.69% 0.00% 15.38% 23.08% 53.85%
N95/PPR Masks 7.69% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 38.46% 46.15%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 0.00% 30.77% 61.54%
Gloves 7.69% 15.38% 7.69% 7.69% 23.08% 38.46%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 30.77% 69.23%

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=13. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021