The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to distribute $95 million to 23 community health centers in South Carolina as part of the American Rescue Plan. This program aims to provide funding for health organizations to expand COVID-19 related services for vulnerable populations.
Money can be used for services including vaccinations, testings, preventative services for high-risk individuals, adding mobile health care sites and more.
The funds will begin being distributed to selected health care centers in the beginning of April. One organization in Charleston, Fetter Health Care Network, will receive funding. Three Columbia-based centers and one Greenville center are amongst the other selected recipients.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 551 new cases out of 23,968 tests on Thursday, a percent positive of 3.8%