Bloomberg Law
April 8, 2020, 4:28 PM

HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers to Help Treat Virus

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

Community health centers, which provide primary care for 28 million people, will get $1.3 billion to prevent, diagnose, and treat Covid-19, the HHS announced Wednesday.

The funding will be divided among 1,387 centers and will help them maintain or increase capacity and staffing, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

The agency secured the funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which President Donald Trump signed into law March 27.

Health centers provide access to care for the uninsured and other vulnerable populations. About 23% of patients at community health centers are uninsured and ...

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