HHS Awards $1.4 Million to Puerto Rico Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
To 22 island centers as part of $100 million to 1,381 centers across U.S.
SAN JUAN — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers Tuesday with funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.
HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The funding includes $1,427,301 for 22 health centers in Puerto Rico.
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, which was enacted March 6, provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
HHS said in Tuesday’s announcement that because of the “urgency of the situation” and the “important role health centers play in communities” it is making the funding available immediately.
The funding supports health centers in their emergency planning and response efforts.
“The awards will give health centers the flexibility to meet the evolving COVID-19 needs in their respective communities including but not limited to, expanding COVID-19 screening and testing capacity, purchasing supplies such a personal protective equipment (PPE) and providing safety education,” HHS explained.
“HRSA-funded health centers have been and will be critical players in our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
“HRSA-funded health centers provide high-quality primary care services to 28 million people in the United States. That is 1 in 12 people nationwide. These grantees operate 13,000 service delivery sites that are lifelines to services and networks of resources in their communities every day, and especially during a crisis,” said HRSA Administrator Tom Engels. “HRSA-funded health centers will receive this funding as quickly as possible so they can maintain their ability to deliver quality primary health care services to their patients while responding to developing needs in their communities.”
For a list of award recipients, visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-covid19-FY2020-awards.
For more information about COVID-19, visit http://coronavirus.gov/.
The following health centers in Puerto Rico will immediately receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness and response funding:
|HEALTH CENTER GRANTEE||CITY||STATE||FUNDING AMOUNT|
|CAMUY HEALTH SERVICES, INC.||CAMUY||PR||$61,287|
|CENTRO DE SALUD DE LARES INC||LARES||PR||$70,667|
|CENTRO DE SALUD FAMILIAR DR. JULIO PALMIERI FERRI, INC.||ARROYO||PR||$60,896|
|CENTRO DE SERVICIOS PRIMARIOS DE SALUD DE PATILLAS, INC.||PATILLAS||PR||$64,309|
|CENTRO DE SERVICIOS PRIMARIOS DE SALUD, INC.||FLORIDA||PR||$58,060|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION OF PUERTO RICO, INC.||BAYAMON||PR||$51,931|
|CONCILIO DE SALUD INTEGRAL DE LOIZA, INC.||LOIZA||PR||$60,438|
|CONSEJO DE SALUD DE PUERTO RICO, INC.||PONCE||PR||$94,405|
|CORPORACION DE SALUD ASEGURADA POR NUESTRA ORGANIZACIN SOLIDARIA, INC. (S.A.N.O.S.)||CAGUAS||PR||$55,567|
|CORPORACION DE SERVICIOS DE SALUD Y MEDICINA AVANZADA||CIDRA||PR||$74,850|
|CORPORACION DE SERVICIOS MEDICO PRIMARIO Y PREVENCION DE HATILLO||HATILLO||PR||$65,389|
|COSTA SALUD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS INC.||RINCON||PR||$60,600|
|HOSPITAL GENERAL DE CASTANER, INC.||CASTANER||PR||$56,897|
|HPM FOUNDATION, INC||SAN JUAN||PR||$67,553|
|MIGRANT HEALTH CENTER WESTERN REGION INC||MAYAGUEZ||PR||$70,747|
|MOROVIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INC||MOROVIS||PR||$58,738|
|MUNICIPIO DE SAN JUAN||SAN JUAN||PR||$51,526|
|NEOMED CENTER INC||GURABO||PR||$89,438|
|PRYMED MEDICAL CARE, INC.||CIALES||PR||$57,295|
|PUERTO RICO COMMUNITY NETWORK FOR CLINICAL SERVICES, RESEARCH AND HEALTH ADVANCEMENT (PRCONCRA) INC.||SAN JUAN||PR||$50,464|
|SALUD INTEGRAL EN LA MONTANA INC||NARANJITO||PR||$86,645|
|SERVICIOS DE SALUD PRIMARIOS DE BARCELONETA, INC.||BARCELONETA||PR||$59,599|