Texas Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 55 (76% 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 4,963
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 78.27%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 345
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 76.28%

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 19.00% 21.45%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 47.43% 57.10%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 12.67% 4.93%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.42% 0.29%
Asian Patients3 3.02% 0.87%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.34% 0.58%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.14% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 1.95% 2.32%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.44% 2.90%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.37% 0.87%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 11.20% 8.70%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 28,400
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 77.50%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 10,144
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 81.17%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 21.15% 17.91%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 54.15% 63.51%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.04% 7.23%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.30% 0.24%
Asian Patients3 7.23% 1.29%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.20% 1.37%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.23% 0.15%
Patients with More than one race3 2.14% 0.75%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.56% 2.66%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.64% 0.69%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 5.36% 4.21%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 98.18%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 77.78%

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

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 25.93%
12 Hours or Less 7.41%
24 Hours 24.07%
2-3 Days 38.89%
4-5 Days 3.70%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 18.18%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 40.00%
Vaccine confidence 16.36%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 38.18%
Other 7.27%
None 27.27%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 82.45%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 14
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 5
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 299
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 409
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.45%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 17.45%

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 1.82% 3.64% 10.91% 7.27% 27.27% 49.09%
N95/PPR Masks 1.82% 5.45% 12.73% 7.27% 27.27% 45.45%
Gowns 1.82% 7.27% 12.73% 5.45% 27.27% 45.45%
Gloves 1.82% 10.91% 14.55% 9.09% 29.09% 34.55%
Face Masks/Goggles 1.82% 3.64% 9.09% 9.09% 21.82% 54.55%

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=54. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021