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FCC approves 9th set of COVID-19 telehealth program applications

Development, Health and Wellness

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.

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