COVID-19 Findings

Starting in the Spring of 2020, Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network began asking about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on health care facilities’ workforce and operations. Use the dashboard below to explore responses by facility type for each data collection period.

Facility Type Spring 2021 Fall 2020 Spring 2020
  4/9 – 5/23 10/5 – 11/8 4/6 – 5/17
Acute care hospital (25 beds or fewer) 24 13 14
Acute care hospital (more than 25 beds) 17 7 7
Behavioral-mental health clinic/outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic 23 23 19
Community/Retail pharmacy 12 0 2
Dentist office/dental clinic 13 14 316
Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services 4 3 2
Federally qualified health center (FQHC) or community clinic providing care free or on sliding fee scale 9 7 22
Freestanding Evaluation & Treatment facility 7 4 6
Higher Education / Research 4 6 9
Home health care service 6 3 7
Hospice * 3 2
Hospital/Clinical pharmacy 15 4 4
LTC – Adult family home 4 * 4
LTC – Assisted living facility 11 22 19
LTC – Intermediate care facility ** ** **
LTC – Nursing & personal care facility ** ** **
LTC – Nursing home or skilled nursing facility 12 18 20
LTC – Other nursing/personal care facility† 4 2 0
LTC – Retirement community/Independent living facility * 3 5
Medical/diagnostic laboratory 7 * 2
Mobile crisis outreach team 5 * 4
Other‡ 6 6 1
Other out-of-facility behavioral health services¶ 6 6 2
Other residential treatment facility§ 3 2 1
Physical and/or occupational therapy * * 4
Primary care medical clinic (not FQHC or community clinic) 19 16 13
Psychiatric residential treatment facility 5 4 6
Psychiatric/substance abuse hospital 0 0 3
Public health 4 0 1
School 3 3 6
Specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital 0 * 3
Specialty medical clinic 9 5 0
Substance use disorder residential treatment facility 3 5 0
Veterinary medicine 0 0 0
Total 235 179 504

Notes:

*This category was collapsed into “Other” because fewer than 3 responses were received

**This category was not collected in this data collection period

†Facility types included in “Other nursing/personal care facility” by data collection period:

  • Spring 2021 – Hospice, retirement community/independent living facility
  • Fall 2020 – Adult family home, CCRC
  • Spring 2020 – Adult family home, hospice

‡Facility types included in “Other” by data collection period:

  • Spring 2021 – Community health and OBOT clinic, EMS, physical and/or occupational therapy, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital
  • Fall 2020 – Medical and diagnostic laboratory, physical therapy, prison health, social services, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital
  • Spring 2020 – Hospital/clinical pharmacy, outpatient pediatric and adult therapies, physical therapy clinic

¶Facility types included in “Other out-of-facility behavioral health services” by data collection period:

  • Spring 2021 – Administrative support organization, behavioral day center, pediatric behavioral health clinic, SUD (non-residential)
  • Fall 2020 – Mobilecrisis outreach team, syringe services program, program for assertive community treatment, secure withdrawal management facility, substance use disorder clinic

§Facility types included in “Other residential treatment facility” by data collection period:

  • Spring 2021 – Psychiatric unit at a community hospital, short stay crisis respite center
  • Fall 2020 – Residential behavioral health, mental and medical compromised program
  • Spring 2020 – CRC/HOPE programs, Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services, substance use disorder residential treatment facility