July 13, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million In Federal Funding For Telehealth Services

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,211,956 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This 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 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 accessibility is urgent for New Yorkers as we prepare for a safe reopening,” said Senator Gillibrand“This funding will help providers purchase critical telehealth equipment to protect frontline health care workers and to provide patients with essential care. I will continue fighting for resources that ensure all New Yorkers have access to critical and safe health services during this unprecedented health crisis.” 

Funding recipients listed below:

Central Region

AccessCNY      

           $134,286

Long Island Region

Stony Brook University Hospital 

     $966,026

 

North Country Region

Families First  

           $26,997

 

Western Region

Tri County’s Family Medicine Program

        $60,009

 

Hudson Valley Region

Hudson Valley Regional Community Health Center

$342,449

Mental Health Association of Rockland        

$69,636

New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

$713,611

 

New York City Region

The Bridge     

$440,875

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services

$513,403

Family Service League

$239,346

Icahn School of Medicine      

$923,487

Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases

$781,831

New York Presbyterian-Queens         

$1,000,000