BPHC Bulletin: Coronavirus Update

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We know that many of our Health Center Program stakeholders are wondering what health centers can or should be doing to prepare for a possible increase in the number of U.S. cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a vital component of the nation’s health care safety net, HRSA-supported health centers are well positioned to play an important role in delivering critical services and assisting local communities during an emergency. We encourage health centers to be proactive in their emergency preparedness planning and to coordinate with existing partners at the state and local level in the development of preparedness and response plans, while also taking into consideration the need to maintain their ongoing capacity to deliver access to quality primary health care services for their patients.

HRSA will communicate additional information as it becomes available.