BPHC Bulletin: Health Center Program COVID-19 Update 3-20-2020

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We appreciate all that you are doing to address the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), particularly among the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families.

We will send additional bulletins regularly as we have new information available.

Latest News

We continually update our Health Center Program COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage. We added these and other FAQs yesterday and today:

  • If health centers have a SAC/RD or BPR/AC progress report or supplemental reporting coming up, will there be a deadline extension?
  • Do health centers need prior approval from HRSA to temporarily close a site due to COVID-19?
  • Can health center governing boards conduct required monthly meetings virtually instead of in-person?

Upcoming Events 

  • Update for Rural Partners, Providers, and Communities on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response
    Hosted by CDC
    Monday, March 23
    1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
    Register here

    Email eocevent337@cdc.gov to submit questions in advance and indicate that questions are for the March 23 call. This event will be recorded. Questions not answered during the session may be sent to ruralhealth@cdc.gov.

  • Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates
    Tuesday, March 24
    2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
    Access details coming soon


If you have questions about the Health Center Program and COVID-19, please contact Health Center Program Support online or at 877-464-4772, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday (except federal holidays). If you use the online form, select “Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)” as the issue type.