The Federal Communications Commission recently awarded the Middletown-based Community Health Center $1,093,398 to provide remote patient monitoring and video consults to low-income and veteran patients with complex, chronic conditions.
These include hypertension, mental health disorders, obesity, opioid dependency and HIV, according to a press release. The agency intends to use the funds to treat an estimated 15,000 patients across Connecticut.
This program will build upon CHC’s leadership in telehealth during the pandemic, including the work supported by a recent award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, to increase health care access and improve the quality of virtual care for underserved patients, the news release said.
The FCC funding is part of its Connected Care Pilot Program to help defray the costs of providing certain telehealth services for eligible health care providers.
CHC was among 16 organizations nationally approved for a total of $29,752,601 in funding in this round of Connected Care Pilot Program projects.