August 11, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Federal Funding For Telehealth Services

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,308,428 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The thirteenth set of telehealth funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This federal funding will be used to purchase telehealth devices and equipment that will help expand patient accessibility to remote health care across New York State.

“As New York rebuilds and recovers from COVID-19, it’s imperative that our hospitals and health centers have all the tools necessary to keep the virus at bay,” said Senator Schumer. “This vital funding for telehealth programs provides New Yorkers with safe medical care during our state’s recovery. I will continue fighting for funding that hospitals and health centers need to keep both healthcare providers and patients safe and healthy throughout this pandemic and beyond.”

“Telehealth services have played an integral part of New York State’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak by allowing health care professionals to effectively treat patients without compromising their own health,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I will continue fighting for the resources needed to expand New York’s telehealth capabilities and to support our state’s essential workers and patients during this unprecedented health crisis.” 

Funding Recipients Listed Below: 

Western Region

Erie County Medical Center

        $98,435

Finger Lakes Region

Oak Orchard Health Center

$454,916

Central Region

Syracuse Community Health Center

             $247,510

 

 

Long Island Region

Long Island FQHC

      $636, 834

New York City Region

Association to Benefit Children--Children's Mobile Mental Health Clinic

$174,270

BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers

$1,000,000

Metropolitan Center for Mental Health

$22,708

Montefiore Medical Center

$1,000,000

Ryan Health West 97th Street

$749,766

St. John’s Riverside Hospital

$923,989