CFMC Receives Funds From Coronavirus Act
Caswell Family Medical Center is one of 39 health centers in North Carolina to receive a portion of $2,850,705 from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, which is part of the total $8.3 billion granted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The bill, providing $8.3 billion total in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, became law on March 6, 2020.
Caswell Family Medical Center, Inc. has been awarded $53,315 to help prepare and care for patients who have been exposed to and diagnosed with novel coronavirus. CFMC may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
“COVID19 has taken federally qualified health centers like CFMC and JAHC to the front lines of care in an environment of constant change in an effort to flatten the curve of the virus’ spread. This funding comes at a time of unprecedented need and is essential in helping to ensure our ongoing ability to fulfill the role of being a trusted source of healthcare. Our staff is committed more than ever to doing all that we can to partner with other local healthcare providers and the community at large to help protect and preserve the health and wellbeing of the region.” – William Crumpton, CEO, Caswell Family Medical Center
According to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, “HRSA-funded health centers have been and will be critical players in our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” CFMC, along with other medical centers across the nation plays an important role in our communities and with this funding, we will be able to maintain high-quality primary care services while responding to the developing needs of our patients.
Check here for a list of North Carolina recipients who have been awarded the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Funding.