BPHC Bulletin: Today with Macrae, New FAQs, Catch Up to Get Ahead

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Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates
The link below* will only be accessible to the first 1,500 participants. Here are the slides, for anyone who cannot log in. If you cannot log in for the visual portion, please still call in!

2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
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As a reminder, we post the recordings, slides, and transcripts on our COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners webpage as soon as we’re able.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We continually update our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage and recently added these questions:

  • Are health centers required to participate in the COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured Program (HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program)?
  • What can health centers do to support routine immunizations?
  • What are the FTCA requirements governing the administration of vaccines by nurses or others who are called out of retirement?
  • If health centers are considering drive-through vaccine clinics in fire stations or similar buildings, how can they ensure this activity is done on behalf of the health center and covered by FTCA? How will health centers add these temporary sites to scope?
  • Can health centers purchase and provide COVID-19 at-home self-swab specimen collection kits to their patients?

We also added this question to our coronavirus-related funding FAQ webpage:

  • Which Health Center Program federal award funds can be used to support routine immunizations?

Catch Up to Get Ahead
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to alarming declines in well-child visits and routine immunization rates. In support of National Immunization Awareness Month, HRSA urges health centers and health care providers to “catch-up to get ahead” on childhood immunizations. In a recent bulletin, we suggested ways health centers can help and invited you to share how your health center is making a difference.


If you have questions about the Health Center Program and COVID-19, please contact Health Center Program Support online. Select “Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)” as the issue type—the third option on the “Health Center or EHBs Question” screen.

You can also call Health Center Program Support at 877-464-4772, option 2, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday (except federal holidays).