Dr. Tami Phan, an optometrist who operates Perfect Vision Associates in a Meyerland strip mall, temporarily closed her practice in late March after social distancing guidelines shut down non-essential services.
With her bank account dwindling as bills kept coming in, she waited anxiously for money from a federal stimulus program aimed at helping health care providers weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The check finally came April 10.
The amount: $312.
“This is getting to the point where I can’t stay calm,” Phan said.