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WASHINGTON, September 29, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today
approved an additional 72 applications for funding commitments totaling $41,113,186 for
Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This is the FCC’s second funding
announcement of approved Round 2 applications following the nearly $42 million awarded on
August 26 to health care providers in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia.
“The FCC has now approved a total of over $83 million in funding applications for Round 2 of
its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. From community health clinics in urban city centers to
hospitals serving rural communities across the country, these funds will support efforts to help
our neighbors remain in the care of their doctors, nurses, physician assistants and trusted health
care providers during this pandemic,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “I’d like
to thank the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau for their continued work on this critical
program which continues to make an impact on the health and well-being of all Americans.”
The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program supports the efforts of health care providers to
continue serving their patients by providing reimbursement for telecommunications services,
information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-
19 pandemic. Round 2 is a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million
program established as part of the CARES Act. As outlined in the Round 2 Report and Order,
once $150 million in funding has been committed, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau
will announce an opportunity for all remaining applicants to supplement their applications, as
required by Congress. After all remaining applicants have the opportunity to supplement, the
remaining program funding will be committed.
Below is a list of health care providers that were approved for funding (listed alphabetically):
- AdventHealth, a non-profit consortia of health care providers in Florida was
awarded $791,497 to purchase broadband services as well as remote monitoring
devices that will allow discharged COVID-19 patients to be remotely monitored daily
by nurses and other care providers.
- Adventist Health System West serving California, Hawaii, and Oregon was
awarded $1,000,000 to acquire tablets, webcams, headsets, and related peripherals to
expand capacity to offer medical and behavioral telehealth services, remote COVID-19
screening, and the required follow-up care to over 2 million individuals and families
located within their service region.
- The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) in Anchorage, Alaska
was awarded $798,147 to supplement its existing telehealth and health information
technology systems, which serve Alaska Native/American Indian residents living in
- Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky was awarded $408,140
to purchase video conferencing subscriptions, telehealth carts, and specialized
telehealth equipment to provide care to patients in locations with limited neurology
- AtlantiCare Health System in Cape May, New Jersey was awarded $533,062 to
implement a more effective and user-friendly telehealth platform to address health care
inequities and to increase access to socially distant health care.
- Baptist Memorial Health Care, a consortium of 22 hospitals in Arkansas,
Mississippi, and Tennessee was awarded $209,008 to allow for “Hospital at Home”
services from six of their rural hospitals and to provide telehealth services, such as
specialty and on-demand tele-consultations, using connected devices.
- Baton Rouge General Medical Center – Mid-City Campus in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana was awarded $367,664 for connected tablets to provide telehealth to
patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, Texas was awarded $984,183 for telehealth
video and messaging platforms to increase the number of patients who can receive care
remotely, and consequently, reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure for patients and
staff, as well as to reach patients who have been avoiding care due to COVID-19
- Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York was awarded $920,000 for
remote patient monitoring devices and internet services for patients and providers, as
well as a remote patient monitoring platform to provide medical services to chronic, at-
risk, and elderly patients from home.
- Bon Secours, a health system serving communities in Central and Eastern
Virginia was awarded $308,246 to purchase telehealth equipment used for virtual
provider consultations, remote patient monitoring, and treatment of patients in
hospitals and emergency departments, providing a virtual connection to clinical
resources to improve access, avoid overcrowding in emergency departments, minimize
unnecessary patient exposure, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- The Brighter Beginnings Richmond Family Health Clinic in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania was awarded $1,000,000 for remote psychological monitoring devices,
connected telehealth solutions, tablets, and laptops to help patients manage chronic
conditions at home, and telehealth devices that allow virtual video visits.
- Camillus Health Concern, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center in Miami-
Dade County, Florida was awarded $983,464 to purchase video conferencing
software, a telehealth platform, laptops, and connected monitoring devices for both
patients and providers, to decrease disparities in access to care for many patients,
including those who may be experiencing homelessness.
- Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc. in Miami, Florida was awarded
$966,542 to purchase connected devices that allow clinical staff to monitor a patient’s
blood pressure, weight, pulse, and glucose levels without in-person visits, helping to
reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.
- Carolina Community Health Center in Wilson, North Carolina was awarded
$1,000,000 for telehealth devices related to ongoing patient monitoring, allowing for
the continued provision of affordable primary, dental, behavioral, and pharmaceutical
health services to patients in rural North Carolina.
- Centerville Clinics in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania was awarded $224,204 to
purchase phone systems, workstations for telehealth devices, and upgraded virtual
storage, allowing providers to perform faster telehealth visits and handle the increased
call volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CentraCare Health System, a consortium of 27 health care providers in
Minnesota was awarded $234,352 to purchase telehealth equipment and software
licenses to increase access to care and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Centura Health, a network of affiliated rural and Critical Access Hospitals
throughout Colorado was awarded $997,597 for telehealth carts and remote patient
monitoring kits for use within hospitals, to allow for remote communication,
evaluation, and care for patients during the pandemic.
- Cherokee Health Systems in Talbot, Tennessee was awarded $861,560 for mobile
connected devices to remotely monitor patients, which will significantly improve
health outcomes in a low-income and underserved patient population.
Community Health Net in Erie, Pennsylvania was awarded $327,661 for telehealth
devices that will allow for remote evaluations from digitally connected exam rooms
and management of remote patient encounters.
- Community Health of South Florida in Miami, Florida was awarded $347,850 to
purchase remote patient monitoring devices, a remote consultation telehealth platform,
and a patient messaging platform, to provide remote services to an estimated 10,500
patients from low-income communities.
- Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation in New Haven, Connecticut was awarded
$713,726 for telehealth devices that will increase patient accessibility to video and
voice consults and other diagnostic tools that will reduce the risk of COVID-19
exposure for providers and patients.
- Cornerstone Family Healthcare in Cornwall, New York was awarded $390,329 to
purchase devices, including iPads, cameras, a digital stethoscope, and laptops, that will
enhance virtual diagnostic capabilities to reduce in-office patient visits for services that
can be offered via telehealth during the pandemic.
- Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tennessee was awarded $987,991 to purchase
telehealth infrastructure including voice, internet, information systems, and devices for
the provision of both synchronous and asynchronous telehealth services, including
iPads, tablets, electronic stethoscopes, and devices to further enable physical exams
during virtual visits.
- Covenant Living Communities and Services, a nationwide non-profit senior care
organization, headquartered in Skokie, Illinois was awarded $95,113 to purchase
video and audio equipment, including electrocardiograms, digital stethoscopes, and
cameras, to allow the providers to better triage patients and provide more targeted
patient care to free up resources within the health care organization and over-crowded
- Detroit Health Care for the Homeless in Detroit, Michigan was awarded $221,619
for kiosks and tablets to support social distancing during patient registration and sign-
in for health care services to improve care for the homeless and low-income
- East Liberty Family Health Care Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was awarded
$427,782 to purchase laptops, monitors, and enhanced network equipment establish
secure telehealth services for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, including
addressing medical, dental, and behavioral health care needs.
- Family Health Care, a Federally Qualified and Community Health Center, in
Baldwin, Michigan was awarded $713,656 for virtual exam room kits, connected
diagnostic devices, expanded internet infrastructure, and connected tablets to provide
patients at five primary care health centers and three child and adolescent centers with
increased and remote access to primary care, chronic condition management, and
mental health services, thereby reducing the burden on limited primary care providers
while increasing patient engagement in counseling services during the COVID-19
- Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, Florida was awarded
$13,801 to purchase computers and smart phones to provide telemedicine and
synchronous telehealth services to patients during the pandemic.
- Franciscan Health Indianapolis in Mishawaka, Indiana was awarded $747,665 to
purchase remote patient monitoring devices to allow patients to provide real-time vitals
data to providers, which will allow providers to serve more patients over a wider
- Gaston Family Health Services, a series of Federally Qualified Health Centers in
ten counties in North Carolina was awarded $983,524 for mobile satellite links,
telemedicine wall units, and connected monitoring devices to reduce in-person
encounters and patients’ transportation needs, and to connect providers to diagnostic
measures that enable more rapid decision-making for their patients.
- The Guthrie Clinic in Troy, Pennsylvania, was awarded $949,721 to purchase
telehealth equipment to facilitate a variety of remote health care services including
tele-ICU consultations with specialists for COVID-19 patients, remote continuous
monitoring (tele-sitting) for senior patients, and increased access to primary and
specialty care for non-COVID-19 patients.
- The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri was awarded $285,871 to
purchase tablets and connected monitoring equipment for patients with chronic
conditions, allowing primary providers to treat patients in their homes instead of the
clinic, reducing the spread of COVID-19, improving health outcomes of those with
chronic conditions, and keeping appointments open for patients requiring in-person
- Health Services, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center with facilities
throughout Central Alabama was awarded $533,071 to purchase network equipment
for internet and voice services, allowing providers to conduct video consultations,
voice consultations, imaging diagnostics, and other related services to care for patients
and more easily document visits with electronic medical records.
- The Heartland Health Centers in Chicago, Illinois was awarded $460,635 for
telehealth devices that will allow call center tele-triage, patient outreach and education,
remote insurance enrollment, delivery of telehealth visits by phone and video, and
remote monitoring of patients with chronic conditions and illnesses.
- Hills & Dales General Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital with multiple rural
health clinics, in Cass City, Michigan was awarded $684,801 to adopt a remote
patient monitoring system and offer virtual visits to patients that, due to a spike in
COVID-19 in this location, remain reluctant to visit hospitals and offices in-person for
their routine and preventative services.
- Horizon Health Services in Buffalo, New York was awarded $697,590 for a
telehealth platform and audiovisual devices to continue delivering remote mental
health and substance use disorder treatment services to residents in Western New York,
diminishing interruption to services with familiar counselors.
- Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama was awarded $394,478 to purchase
telemedicine devices, including tablets and telemedicine carts, that will help to reduce
strain on the hospital system and its resources while decreasing the potential spread of
- Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, Pennsylvania was awarded $295,298
to purchase laptops for physicians when engaging patients directly, and telemedicine
carts that help connect physicians to the patients remotely.
- Keck Hospital and School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, California was
awarded $895,102 for a full network capacity expansion to enable the provision of
safe, remote endoscopic screening of vulnerable patients and to expand access to
critical gastroenterology screening for remote, rural, and underserved populations
across the United States.
- Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho was awarded $784,023 to purchase
telehealth devices and software to allow the delivery of complex care consultations by
specialists and provide a centralized platform to view patient information.
- Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Florida was awarded $1,000,000 for
remote telemedicine devices that healthcare providers will use for intensive care unit
hospital patients, as well as remote monitoring devices that patients can use in their
- Lone Star Circle of Care in Georgetown, Texas was awarded $220,476 to upgrade
internet connectivity and broadband services that will advance its goal of converting
75% of primary care and behavioral health visits to synchronous video visits.
- Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue, Alaska was awarded $637,869 to replace its
Health IT infrastructure to meet the demands of COVID-19 testing, treatment, and
vaccination in a service area that is rural and sometimes roadless.
- Maple City Health Care Center in Goshen, Indiana was awarded $312,073 to
provide laptop computers, cameras, and headsets to remotely treat COVID-19 patients
via telehealth, including providing small, hand-held tablets to enable non-Spanish
speaking healthcare providers to connect with interpreters during telehealth sessions to
treat Spanish-speaking patients.
- The Medical Center at Bowling Green in Bowling Green, Kentucky was awarded
$100,325 to purchase telehealth carts and remote patient monitoring devices that allow
providers to monitor critical COVID-19 positive patients remotely, and which will
increase access to specialists and providers for patients in rural areas.
The Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center in Charleston, South
Carolina was awarded $607,978 to purchase devices used to build telehealth carts to
continuously monitor patients, allowing for a 24/7 video connection between patients
- Memorial Healthcare System, serving communities throughout South Florida was
awarded $974,968 for telehealth devices to support connections between patients and
healthcare providers while increasing access to care, streamlining operations, and
making healthcare interventions more timely, efficient, and effective
- .Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee was awarded
$280,211 for connected remote patient monitoring devices including glucometers,
scales, blood pressure cuffs, and tablets, which will be used by providers and patients
within their facilities to support family visits, care consultations, and medical screening
- Morris Heights Health Center in Bronx, New York was awarded $197,529 to
purchase tablets and devices that connect to a telehealth platform to provide telehealth
services for patients unable to make in-person visits, and for routine primary care
visits, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Neighborcare Health at Rainier Beach in Seattle, Washington was awarded
$823,563 for computer systems dedicated to tele-video visits, giving health care
providers the ability to conduct telemedicine in a variety of physical settings and allow
providers to quickly address changes in their patients’ status without having to wait for
the next in-person visit.
- Nett Lake Health Services in Nett Lake, Minnesota was awarded $120,305 for
telehealth equipment, including computers with built-in cameras, to support remote
consultations, thereby assisting its medical personnel in administering telehealth care.
- Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center in Buffalo, New York was
awarded $479,019 to support the telehealth function in its patient portal for ease of
communication and connection between providers and patients, in addition to server
upgrades to accommodate the increased flow of traffic and data through its information
- NSB Health & Social Service Department, serving Native American and rural
communities in Alaska’s North Slope villages was awarded $319,409 for telehealth
carts, kiosks and wireless networking equipment to serve high-risk, low-income, and
geographically isolated residents that benefit from telehealth technologies, particularly
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The North Central Family Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina was
awarded $269,050 to purchase software, tools, and a telehealth platform that enables
video conferencing between clinicians and patients.
- Orange Blossom Family Health in Orlando, Florida was awarded $126,360 to
purchase internet connectivity services, a telehealth platform subscription, monitors,
and associated equipment and services, to provide safe care for patients experiencing
homelessness or residing in low-income communities, and to address disparities in
healthcare access during the pandemic.
- OSF Healthcare System in Peoria, Illinois was awarded $943,644 for telehealth
devices that provide video and telephonic connections between patients and providers,
with a particular focus on the low-income and hardest-hit areas in the community it
- Philadelphia FIGHT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was awarded $399,183 for
tablets to support remote access to clinical information systems (including electronic
medical/health records), facilitate telehealth visits with patients, and grant health care
providers access to the tools necessary to ensure quality continuity of care during the
- Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico was awarded
$625,790 to expand telehealth services and increase access to patient care, through the
purchase of laptops, tablets, smartphones, headsets, and webcams, to enable live video
(synchronous) visits, asynchronous visits, telephonic visits, and remote patient
- Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago, Illinois was awarded $44,107 to
purchase devices, including iPads, tablets, cameras, a computer, and a smart TV, used
by clinicians and health care workers to communicate virtually and provide care for
patients and those in treatment.
- Saluda Family Health Center, a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with
locations in northeastern Colorado was awarded $433,140 to acquire devices, blood
pressure monitors, glucometers, digital scales, and pulse oximeters, that will enable
delivery of telehealth services that enable providers to actively track patients’ health
- Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake, Washington was awarded $425,449 to
purchase telehealth services and connected devices, including laptops and webcams, to
securely administer telehealth care to patients.
Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, New Jersey was awarded $770,000 to
purchase telehealth devices and service subscriptions which will allow providers to
remotely monitor patients with telecommunication, transportation, and mobility