For questions about the RHC COVID-19 Testing Supply Program, email RHCTestKit@hrsa.gov
The Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Supply (RHCCTS) Program supports Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) across the country by:
- Providing free at-home self-tests to RHCs;
- Providing free point-of-care (POC) analyzers and test strips to RHCs;
- Providing free N95 masks to RHCs.
Approximately 4,800 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-certified RHCs ensure primary care access and improve health outcomes for over 60 million Americans who live in rural communities.
This program ensures COVID-19 testing supplies and N95 masks are available to populations and settings in need of testing, especially populations at greater risk from adverse outcomes related to COVID-19.
- CMS-certified RHCs and organizations that own and operate CMS-certified RHCs.
- All RHCs must have active CMS Certification Numbers (CCNs).
- Verify your RHC provider type eligibility and obtain your RHC CCN on the CMS Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR) website.
- Complete the Readiness Assessment which gathers basic information about your RHC including shipping address and hours of operation.
- Sign the RHCCTS Program Conditions of Participation (COP) (PDF - 186 KB) and return to RHCTestKit@hrsa.gov.
- HRSA will enroll RHCs in the RHCCTS Program as they meet eligibility requirements. You will receive an email confirmation once enrolled.
- NOTE: The RHCCTS Program updated the COP in March 2022. RHCs previously enrolled with an earlier version do not need to re-submit an updated COP.
- HRSA funded the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) to provide RHCCTS Program technical assistance to RHCs.
- For more details on the RHCCTS Program and additional enrollment resources visit NARHC HRSA Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Supply Program FAQ or email firstname.lastname@example.org