Press Release

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

Aug 11, 2020

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


Finger Lakes Region

Oak Orchard Health Center


Central Region

Syracuse Community Health Center




Long Island Region

Long Island FQHC

      $636, 834

New York City Region

Association to Benefit Children–Children’s Mobile Mental Health Clinic


BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers


Metropolitan Center for Mental Health


Montefiore Medical Center


Ryan Health West 97th Street


St. John’s Riverside Hospital