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Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program

Program Summary

The Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program supports 4,600 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) across the country in

  • Maintaining and increasing COVID-19 testing efforts;
  • Expanding access to testing in rural communities; and
  • Expanding the range of mitigation activities in local communities.

These include community mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The program intends to address health equity gaps by offering support and resources to medically underserved rural communities.

The RHCCTM program received $460 million through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and, in June 2021, HRSA provided $424.7 million to over 4,200 RHCs that were immediately eligible.

Eligible RHCs will receive a flat payment amount of up to $100,000. See the total funding by state.

Later this summer, HRSA will provide up to $35.3 million to additional RHCs that meet eligibility requirements.

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.

RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program Terms and Conditions

Program Details

Visit the following links for more details on the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program and the RHC COVID-19 Testing (RHCCT) Program

Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program (RHCCT)

The RHCCTM program builds on the success of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Health Clinics COVID-19 Testing Program, first funded in May 2020.

The RHCCT provided COVID-19 testing and expanded access to testing in rural communities as mandated by Public Law 116-139, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

The $225 million awarded to the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) COVID-19 Testing Program was specifically for the implementation and operation of COVID-19 testing and testing related expenses in RHCs.

Eligible RHCs received a flat payment amount of $49,461.42.

RHC COVID-19 Testing Program Terms and Conditions

Contact

For questions about the RHC COVID-19 Testing or Testing and Mitigation Programs, email RHCCOVID-19Testing@hrsa.gov.

Date Last Reviewed:  June 2021