Months into the COVID-19 Pandemic, Community Health Centers Report Signs of Improvement, But Face Financial Uncertainty

This policy brief reports on the COVID-19 experience of the nation’s community health centers over a six-month period, utilizing data from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey from April 3rd, 2020 to October 2nd, 2020. The data demonstrate that community health centers were immediately responsive to the public health crisis, initiating diagnostic testing for the COVID-19 virus, and adapting care such as telehealth to address patient needs.

Community Health Centers on the Eve of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview of Findings from the 2019 Uniform Data System

By Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Sara Rosenbaum

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #21): Community Health Centers Reported Improved Turn-Around Times for COVID-19 Viral Test Results as They Conducted Nearly 218,000 Tests

By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #20): Community Health Centers Tested a Quarter of a Million Patients for COVID-19

By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #19): Average Turn-Around Times for COVID-19 Viral Test Results and Capacity Measures Reported by Community Health Centers Improved this Week, but Remain Substantial

By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs