HHS Portal Opens Monday

October 2, 2020

We await word from HHS or The National Council as to the specific online address for the new portal as well as the exact time the portal will open.
Prior applications for PRF funds were posted here:  https://cares.linkhealth.com/#/

Of course this does not mean the same is true for the portal that will open on Monday.

We will watch the HHS website over the weekend for new information when we see it we will share it immediately.

Remember:  Availability is first come, first served.  

$20 Billion Phase 3 Provider Relief Portal Opens Monday 10/5
HHS announced yesterday a new $20 Billion Phase 3 Provider Relief Portal, opening for applications Monday, October 5. The Administration’s press release emphasizes the importance of mental health and substance use service providers, and their critical role addressing the COVID-19 crisis. The release stresses that behavioral health providers have shouldered the burden of responding and confronting expanded challenges triggered by the pandemic. Read the full announcement here, and stay tuned for more detailed application instructions. The National Council also released a statement on the announcement, which can be found here.

“HHS has worked to ensure that all American healthcare providers receive support from the Provider Relief Fund in a fast and fair way, and this new round helps ensure that we are reaching America’s essential behavioral health providers and takes into account losses and expenses relating to coronavirus,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “We’ve worked with all of the resources we have across HHS to ensure that America’s heroic healthcare providers know they can apply for support.”

The portal will open for applications on Monday, October 5, and HHS is broadly expanding eligibility to additional behavioral healthcare providers.

HHS has not yet released application process details. Once we have those details, we will send you that information along with a step-by-step infographic to guide providers through the process.