Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $9 Million in Funding to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Oregon

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $9 Million in Funding to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Oregon

Testing capacity is critical to battling coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that over $9 million in federal funding is being made available to 30 hospitals, health facilities, and county governments throughout Oregon to expand coronavirus testing capacity.

“In our state and across America, coronavirus testing is still far too limited—a nightmare that is putting our families, neighbors, and frontline workers at greater risk,” said Merkley. “Expanding testing capacity is an integral step in our fight to treat, and eventually reopen, our communities.  I hope this winds up being a down payment on the national strategy and national resources for widespread testing and contact tracing that the country is desperately waiting for.”

“The lack of coronavirus test capacity throughout Oregon and nationwide leaves far too many people with uncertainty about this public health threat in their communities,”  Wyden said. “I am gratified these 30 medical providers in our state will receive these urgently needed resources to protect themselves and the Oregonians counting on them for care. And I won’t stop fighting until Oregonians can know with full confidence that a comprehensive testing program is in place statewide.”

Health centers will use this funding to expand the range of testing and testing-related activities to best address the needs of their local communities, including the purchase of personal protective equipment; training for staff, outreach, procurement and administration of tests; laboratory services; notifying identified contacts of infected health center patients of their exposure to COVID-19; and the expansion of walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities.

The funding, which was allocated by the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as follows:

 

HEALTH CENTER GRANTEE

CITY

STATE

FUNDING AMOUNT

ADAPT

ROSEBURG

OR

$174,739

ASHER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

FOSSIL

OR

$114,514

BANDON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

BANDON

OR

$138,019

BENTON COUNTY

CORVALLIS

OR

$255,109

CENTRAL CITY CONCERN

PORTLAND

OR

$236,509

CLACKAMAS COUNTY

OREGON CITY

OR

$371,239

COLUMBIA RIVER COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

BOARDMAN

OR

$162,409

LANE COUNTY

EUGENE

OR

$570,619

KLAMATH HEALTH PARTNERS INC

KLAMATH FALLS

OR

$265,759

LA CLINICA DEL VALLE FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER INC

MEDFORD

OR

$471,649

LAPINE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

LA PINE

OR

$211,804

LINCOLN COUNTY

NEWPORT

OR

$174,754

MOSAICMEDICAL

PRINEVILLE

OR

$438,229

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

PORTLAND

OR

$1,030,849

NATIVE AMERICAN REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION, INC.

PORTLAND

OR

$175,009

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER

PORTLAND

OR

$356,029

NORTHWEST HUMAN SERVICES, INC.

SALEM

OR

$284,584

ONE COMMUNITY HEALTH

HOOD RIVER

OR

$284,269

OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

PORTLAND

OR

$330,919

OUTSIDE IN

PORTLAND

OR

$178,534

RINEHART MEDICAL CLINIC

WHEELER

OR

$114,709

ROGUE COMMUNITY HEALTH

MEDFORD

OR

$283,774

SISKIYOU COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

GRANTS PASS

OR

$352,699

TILLAMOOK COUNTY

TILLAMOOK

OR

$165,784

UMPQUA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

ROSEBURG

OR

$318,829

VIRGINIA GARCIA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER

ALOHA

OR

$872,479

WALLACE MEDICAL CONCERN, THE

PORTLAND

OR

$177,619

WATERFALL CLINIC, INCORPORATED

NORTH BEND

OR

$160,249

WHITE BIRD CLINIC

EUGENE

OR

$201,589

WINDING WATERS MEDICAL CLINIC

ENTERPRISE

OR

$166,114