Press Release

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

Jul 13, 2020

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



Long Island Region

Stony Brook University Hospital 



North Country Region

Families First  



Western Region

Tri County’s Family Medicine Program



Hudson Valley Region

Hudson Valley Regional Community Health Center


Mental Health Association of Rockland        


New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital



New York City Region

The Bridge     


Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services


Family Service League


Icahn School of Medicine      


Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases


New York Presbyterian-Queens