Hawai‘i Health Centers Set To Receive More Than $10 Million In New Federal Funding For Coronavirus Response
HONOLULU – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that 14 health centers in Hawai‘i will receive $10,037,995 in new federal funding to increase their capacity to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funding can be used for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19.
“Health centers play a major role in our state's response to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Senator Schatz. “This new federal funding will help our health centers keep Hawai‘i families safe.”
This funding was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law in March.
Health centers are a vital resource for testing, monitoring, and caring for those affected by public health crises. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s critical that health centers have additional funding and resources.
The health centers receiving funding are:
- Kalihi-Palama Health Center on Oahu, which is receiving $1,021,625;
- Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services on Oahu, which is receiving $719,510;
- Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center on Oahu, which is receiving $1,163,675;
- Community Clinic of Maui, which is receiving $740,615;
- Waimanalo Health Center on Oahu, which is receiving $584,870;
- Molokai Community Health Center, which is receiving $550,535;
- West Hawai‘i Community Health Center on Hawai‘i Island, which is receiving $783,110;
- Hoola Lahui Hawai‘i on Kauai, which is receiving $578,930;
- Hana Health on Maui, which is receiving $542,150;
- Koolauloa Health Center on Oahu, which is receiving $634,325;
- Waikiki Health on Oahu, which is receiving $703,490;
- Hamakua Health Center on Hawai‘i Island, which is receiving $596,360;
- The Bay Clinic on Hawai‘i Island, which is receiving $876,290; and
- Lanai Community Health Center, which is receiving $542,510.
Individuals will still have to meet the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s screening requirements in order to get tested for COVID-19.