HHS funds COVID-19 testing at rural health clinics

June 14, 2021

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provided $424.7 million in funding to over 4,200 rural health clinics for COVID-19 testing and mitigation, according to a news release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Later this summer, HRSA will issue up to $35.3 million in additional funding to RHCs that meet eligibility requirements, HHS said.

HHS said the amount of money the rural health clinics receive will be based on the number of certified clinic sites they operate, providing $100,000 per clinic site. The rural health clinics will use the funds to maintain and increase COVID-19 testing, expand access to testing for rural residents, and broaden efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in ways tailored to their local communities.

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