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$7 Million for Community Health Centers to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity announced

May 9th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone announced $6,975,492 for eighteen community health centers in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Authorized through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, these awards will help health centers to cover the costs of purchasing, administering, and expanding their capacity to administer COVID-19 tests.

 

“Ensuring widespread access to testing is the first step necessary to moving safely to the other side of this pandemic,” said the delegation. “These federal funds will help CHCs across Maryland increase testing capacity, especially for families and individuals who face barriers to obtaining health care. We will continue working closely with state officials to support Maryland’s COVID-19 response efforts and keep delivering critical federal resources to our state.”

 

All Maryland community health centers are currently conducting testing for COVID-19. The delegation previously announced $15.6 million for Maryland community health centers through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.

 

HHS has awarded nearly $583 million to 1,385 centers across the country. The funds may be used to expand the range of testing and testing-related activities to best address the needs of their local communities, including the purchase of personal protective equipment; training, outreach, procurement and administration of tests; laboratory services; and the expansion of walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities. 

 

Full details on the awards for Maryland health centers may be found via HHS and below:

 

Grantee Name

City/County

Award Amount

Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

Baltimore City

$929,779

Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc.

Baltimore City

$699,529

Choptank Community Health System, Inc.

Denton/Caroline County

$547,054

The Community Clinic, Inc.

Silver Spring/Montgomery County

$600,004

Elaine Ellis Center of Health, Inc.

Washington

$165,424

Family Health Centers of Baltimore, Inc.

Baltimore City

$178,054

City of Frederick

Frederick/Frederick

$152,014

Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.

Brandywine/Prince George’s County

$376,384

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.

Baltimore City

$238,969

Mobile Medical Care, Inc.

Bethesda/Montgomery County

$167,104

Owensville Primary Care, Inc.

West River/Anne Arundel

$188,014

Park West Health Systems Incorporated

Baltimore City

$204,274

Three Lower Counties Community Services, Inc.

Salisbury/Wicomico County

$856,324

Total Health Care, Inc.

Baltimore City

$611,314

Tri-State Community Health Center

Hancock/Washington

$381,619

Walnut Street Community Health Center, Inc.

Hagerstown/Washington County

$227,389

West Cecil Health Center, Inc.

Conowingo/Cecil County

$236,569

Western Maryland Health Care Corporation

Oakland/Garrett County

$215,674

 

 

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One Response to “$7 Million for Community Health Centers to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity announced”

  1. May 09, 2020 at 11:03 am, mac said:

    Thank you to all of the above named individuals who did not have one single dollar designated for Allegany County.

    Reply

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