For questions about the RHC COVID-19 Testing or Testing and Mitigation Programs, email RHCCOVID-19Testing@hrsa.gov.
The period of availability for the Rural Health Clinic Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program was January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2022.
The Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program supported 4,600 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) across the country in
- Maintaining and increasing COVID-19 testing efforts
- Expanding access to testing in rural communities
- Expanding the range of mitigation activities in local communities
These included community mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The program intended to address health equity gaps by offering support and resources to medically underserved rural communities.
HRSA provided $50.5 million to additional RHCs that met eligibility requirements in August of 2021 and September of 2021.
Eligible RHCs received a flat payment amount of up to $100,000. See the total funding by state.
Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is a special designation given to health care practices in underserved rural areas by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that help ensure access to care for rural residents.
Recipients of Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program funding include eligible RHCs with a unique, active CCN listed in either the CMS Provider of Service file or the CMS Survey & Certification's Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR).
Assistance Listing Number: 93.697 (formally known as the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA))
Visit the following links for more details on the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program:
- Important Dates
- Allowable Expenses
- Insurance & Reimbursement
- Payment Process
- Closeout Process
Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program (RHCCT)
The RHCCTM program built on the success of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Health Clinics COVID-19 Testing (RHCCT) Program, first funded in May 2020.
RHC COVID-19 Testing Program Terms and Conditions (PDF - 224 KB)