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HHS Awards $1.4 Million to Puerto Rico Health Centers for COVID-19 Response

By on March 24, 2020

(Screen capture of www.hhs.gov)

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 GRANTEECITYSTATEFUNDING AMOUNT
CAMUY HEALTH SERVICES, INC.CAMUYPR$61,287
CENTRO DE SALUD DE LARES INCLARESPR$70,667
CENTRO DE SALUD FAMILIAR DR. JULIO PALMIERI FERRI, INC.ARROYOPR$60,896
CENTRO DE SERVICIOS PRIMARIOS DE SALUD DE PATILLAS, INC.PATILLASPR$64,309
CENTRO DE SERVICIOS PRIMARIOS DE SALUD, INC.FLORIDAPR$58,060
COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION OF PUERTO RICO, INC.BAYAMONPR$51,931
CONCILIO DE SALUD INTEGRAL DE LOIZA, INC.LOIZAPR$60,438
CONSEJO DE SALUD DE PUERTO RICO, INC.PONCEPR$94,405
CORPORACION DE SALUD ASEGURADA POR NUESTRA ORGANIZACIN SOLIDARIA, INC. (S.A.N.O.S.)CAGUASPR$55,567
CORPORACION DE SERVICIOS DE SALUD Y MEDICINA AVANZADACIDRAPR$74,850
CORPORACION DE SERVICIOS MEDICO PRIMARIO Y PREVENCION DE HATILLOHATILLOPR$65,389
COSTA SALUD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS INC.RINCONPR$60,600
HOSPITAL GENERAL DE CASTANER, INC.CASTANERPR$56,897
HPM FOUNDATION, INCSAN JUANPR$67,553
MIGRANT HEALTH CENTER WESTERN REGION INCMAYAGUEZPR$70,747
MOROVIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INCMOROVISPR$58,738
MUNICIPIO DE SAN JUANSAN JUANPR$51,526
NEOMED CENTER INCGURABOPR$89,438
PRYMED MEDICAL CARE, INC.CIALESPR$57,295
PUERTO RICO COMMUNITY NETWORK FOR CLINICAL SERVICES, RESEARCH AND HEALTH ADVANCEMENT (PRCONCRA) INC.SAN JUANPR$50,464
SALUD INTEGRAL EN LA MONTANA INCNARANJITOPR$86,645
SERVICIOS DE SALUD PRIMARIOS DE BARCELONETA, INC.BARCELONETAPR$59,599

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