Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 53 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.46 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.
To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 238 health care providers in 41 states plus Washington, D.C. for a total of $84.96 million in funding.
Below is a list of health care providers that were approved for funding:
Excelsior Youth Center, in Spokane, Washington, was awarded $96,500 for tablets, telehealth equipment and software, and telecommunications equipment upgrades to employ remote consultations and screening for COVID-19, and telehealth monitoring and treatment to help patients with chronic disease management, mental health services, and other routine and urgent medical needs.