The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau has begun accepting applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program at www.fcc.gov/covid19telehealth.
The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the CARES Act, to help health care providers furnish connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The FCC is moving quickly to distribute this funding to help health care providers and patients across the country during the coronavirus pandemic,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “Given the importance of social distancing, telehealth is more important than ever, so we are pleased to do our part to help health care providers purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity and devices necessary for providing connected care.”
For more information, visit www.fcc.gov/covid19telehealth.