HHS allocates $424M to rural health clinics for COVID-19 response

HHS provided $424.7 million in funding to more than 4,200 rural health clinics for COVID-19 testing and mitigation, the department said June 11.

Under the distribution plan, each certified rural health clinic site will receive $100,000, HHS said.

The rural health clinics can use the funding to maintain and expand access to COVID-19 testing and broaden efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus. 

"The Biden-Harris Administration recognizes rural health clinics as critical partners in closing health equity gaps, especially related to COVID-19," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. "Today's investments will help rural health clinics keep and expand COVID-19 testing and mitigation services for people in rural parts of the country, including those who live in our nation's underserved communities."


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