Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources
Health centers deliver critical services and support community response during natural or manmade disasters that affect the United States or its territories. Disasters also affect health centers.
Health Center Program Recovery Resources
- Change in Scope of Project to Add a Temporary Site(s): Health centers may request a change in scope of project to add a temporary site(s) in response to emergency events through a streamlined process outlined in Program Assistance Letter (PAL 2014-05).
- Enroll in the 340B Drug Program: Following a Public Health Emergency Declaration by the HHS Secretary, HRSA allows eligible entities in affected states to immediately enroll for the 340B Drug Program. To enroll, contact the 340B Prime Vendor Program: firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-340-2787.
- Federal Tort Claims Act Health Center Policy Manual provides additional guidance related to emergencies in Section F: FTCA Coverage When Responding to Emergency Events (PDF - 435 KB).
- Temporary Privileging of Clinical Providers by Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Health Centers in Response to Certain Declared Emergency Situations - PAL 2017-07 (PDF - 54 KB)
- 2017 Health Center Volunteer Health Professional Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deeming Application Instructions (PDF – 219 KB)
If you have questions about FTCA coverage, contact the Health Center Program Support online or by phone: 877-464-4772 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET., Mondays through Fridays (except federal holidays). For specific questions related to your health center grant or scope of project, please contact your project officer.
Date Last Reviewed: August 2018