Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Federally Qualified Health Centers - Infographic
Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Finance, Governance, HIT/Data, Operations
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Research and Data, Financial performance improvement, Financial trends.
Keywords: Access to Care, Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Research, Uniform Data System (UDS).
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Other
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
(See other resources developed by this organization).
In collaboration with
California Health Care Foundation.
Resource Summary: Created with support from the California Health Care Foundation, this infographic highlights California FQHCs’ net projected losses from April through December 2020, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020.
Resource Details: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s 202 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) experienced a 23% decline in patient visits between April and December 2020, as patients complied with stay-at-home orders. The FQHCs pivoted quickly to providing care virtually, with 53% of visits delivered via telehealth. However, the loss in patient visits severely impacted health centers’ revenue, jeopardizing their financial viability even as they continue to play a critical role in the pandemic fight. The largest centers — and those serving the highest proportion of Medi-Cal patients — bore the brunt of the financial losses. The data below highlight CaliforniaFQHCs’ net projected losses from April through December 2020, after taking into account critical federal support made available
through December 2020 and show the negative impacts on the largest centers and the patients they serve.