North Carolina Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 26 (67% 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 1,899
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 58.51%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 158
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 72.97%

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 38.39% 25.32%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 9.64% 11.39%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 33.49% 46.20%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.84% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.90% 1.90%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.63% 1.27%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.32% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 3.53% 1.90%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.79% 5.70%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.21% 1.90%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 6.27% 4.43%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 10,515
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 57.89%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 6,660
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 50.80%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 29.29% 37.04%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.31% 6.16%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 22.96% 26.92%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.24% 0.33%
Asian Patients3 4.49% 1.43%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.48% 1.31%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.10% 0.08%
Patients with More than one race3 1.68% 0.65%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.00% 1.38%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.40% 1.16%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 29.04% 23.56%

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 88.46%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 7.69%
12 Hours or Less 7.69%
24 Hours 30.77%
2-3 Days 46.15%
4-5 Days 3.85%
More Than 5 Days 3.85%

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 50.00%
Vaccine confidence 7.69%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 11.54%
Other 7.69%
None 38.46%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 85.77%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 5
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 5
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 222
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 208
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 0.96%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 24.23%

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% 11.54% 3.85% 19.23% 19.23% 46.15%
N95/PPR Masks 7.69% 11.54% 3.85% 11.54% 23.08% 42.31%
Gowns 0.00% 15.38% 7.69% 7.69% 15.38% 53.85%
Gloves 7.69% 23.08% 15.38% 7.69% 3.85% 42.31%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 15.38% 7.69% 3.85% 15.38% 57.69%

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=26. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021