Tennessee Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 19 (66% 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 2,056
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 35.21%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 205
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 36.51%

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 60.60% 58.54%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 2.33% 2.93%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 18.29% 17.56%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.05% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 5.40% 2.44%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.10% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.97% 2.93%
Patients with More than one race3 4.47% 7.80%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.31% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.38% 3.41%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 4.09% 4.39%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 1,793
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 32.05%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 2,571
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 17.95%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 55.94% 69.35%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.78% 0.89%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.75% 11.51%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.06% 0.08%
Asian Patients3 0.73% 0.78%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.06% 0.35%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.17% 0.04%
Patients with More than one race3 1.34% 0.97%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.51% 0.54%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.45% 0.58%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 17.23% 14.90%

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 73.68%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 47.37%
12 Hours or Less 5.26%
24 Hours 10.53%
2-3 Days 36.84%
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 5.26%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 31.58%
Vaccine confidence 5.26%
Vaccine storage capacity 5.26%
Vaccine supply 21.05%
Other 5.26%
None 36.84%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 79.74%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 1
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 3
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 36
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 24
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.11%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 15.00%

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% 15.79% 0.00% 10.53% 36.84% 36.84%
N95/PPR Masks 5.26% 15.79% 0.00% 10.53% 26.32% 42.11%
Gowns 0.00% 21.05% 0.00% 10.53% 31.58% 36.84%
Gloves 0.00% 15.79% 0.00% 15.79% 31.58% 36.84%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 15.79% 5.26% 10.53% 31.58% 36.84%

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=19. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021