ECMC to Open 27 New Testing Sites, Three Mobile Units in Priority Zip Codes
ECMC announced that it has received funding to support 27 new testing sites and three mobile units in key WNY zip codes.
A grant of $2.3 million from the Delivery Service Reform Incentive Program will support 10 community health center and primary care practice organizations to expand testing, according to a press release sent to me by ECMC. The new testing sites will be located in 17 key zip codes around WNY, including in Buffalo, Amherst and Niagara Falls.
“The ECMC DSRIP-funded community testing sites program is part of a multi-pronged community-based healthcare initiative designed to support Western New York’s vulnerable, at-risk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. NYS Medicaid Waiver funding is being used in these vulnerable communities to increase testing and link individuals with primary care. The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting minority and economically challenged areas due to social determinates of health
that have created underlining health conditions in these communities.” ~ Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, President and CEO, Erie County Medical Center via a press release from ECMC