Rural Healthcare Updates

Stay up-to-date on the new changes to HRSA Funding plans and additional resources for Rural Health Clinics.

Good News For Rural Health Clinics

$424.7 million dollars in funding have been allocated to over 4,200 Rural Health Clinics for Covid-19 testing and alleviation. This is thanks to the American Rescue plan, an initiative of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). But the funding will not stop there, in the summer of 2021 HRSA will issue over 35.3 million dollars, along with additional funding to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that meet eligibility requirements.

How Will the Funds be Allocated

Funding to Rural Health Clinics will be based on how many certified clinics they operate. HRSA will be funding $100,000 per clinic site.

How to Use the Funds

RHCs are allocating the funds for Covid-19 testing and to create more opportunities and access for their residents to reach testing sites. Additionally, funds will be used to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus in their communities. With many residents unable to receive help in remote areas, rural health clinics are pillars of their communities, trusted to provide safe practices and administer care. The HRSA recognizes this and stated that they are committed to stopping the spread of the virus in rural America and that the funding will help make that dream a reality. 

Funding Distribution

See state by state funding distribution, last updated on June 11, 2021.

StateNumber of Rural Health ClinicsFunding Amount
Alabama108$10,800,000
AlaskaN/AN/A
Arizona35$3,500,000
Arkansas97$9,700,000
California227$22,700,000
Colorado57$5,700,000
ConnecticutN/AN/A
DelawareN/AN/A
Florida138$13,800,000
Georgia84$8,400,000
Hawaii13$1,300,000
Idaho44$4,400,000
Illinois225$22,500,000
Indiana72$7,200,000
Iowa200$20,000,000
Kansas163$16,300,000
Kentucky246$24,600,000
Louisiana188$18,800,000
Maine35$3,500,000
Maryland1$100,000
Massachusetts5$500,000
Michigan180$18,000,000
Minnesota89$8,900,000
Mississippi179$17,900,000
Missouri295$29,500,000
Montana56$5,600,000
Nebraska135$13,500,000
Nevada16$1,600,000
New Hampshire14$1,400,000
New JerseyN/AN/A
New Mexico16$1,600,000
New York31$3,100,000
North Carolina57$5,700,000
North Dakota53$5,300,000
Ohio52$5,200,000
Oklahoma86$8,600,000
Oregon94$9,400,000
Pennsylvania66$6,600,000
Rhode IslandN/AN/A
South Carolina85$8,500,000 
South Dakota55$5,500,000
Tennessee138$13,800,000
Texas272$27,200,000
Utah13$1,300,000
Vermont6$600,000
Virginia44$4,400,000
Washington93$9,300,000
West Virginia54$5,400,000
Wisconsin109$10,900,000
Wyoming21$2,100,000

Additional RHCs can become eligible for future payments.

Resources for Rural Healthcare

The pandemic might be over for some, but the effects of last year’s Covid-19 crisis are ongoing in rural communities. We have put together a few resources to help combat financial distress and strategize for future success!

How to Market Your Rural Health Clinic 

  • Learn 5 steps to generate more patients and raise awareness for your clinic.

Strategies for Healthcare Success

  • Get the latest tips and tricks for financial, patient, and clinic healthcare success in 2021.

 Revenue Cycle Management Industry Benchmarks

  • See where you stand against industry benchmarks and get the most out of maximizing your reimbursements.

 Healthcare Information Webinar Channel

  • Access an entire library of free webinars on healthcare news, industry tips, and best practices.

A Rural CEO’s Perspective on What to Look for in an EHR

  • Hear from a former rural hospital CEO sharing key insights into EHR evaluation and selection process.
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