The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Wireline Competition Bureau approved Grace Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application today, July 1. Grace Health will use the awarded funds of $574,594 for telecommunications equipment, patient portal, laptop computers, a telehealth platform and network upgrades to increase access to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which is authorized by the CARES Act, has approved 514 funding applications in 46 states plus Washington D.C. for a total of $189.27 million in funding.
Grace Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and has been providing health care to Calhoun County residents since 1989. In 2019, more than 134,500 visits were scheduled for just over 31,000 patients. Grace Health is pleased to receive funding from FCC to make improvements to telehealth / telecommunications which will help to increase access to needed care in the community especially during the pandemic.