Funding supports telehealth infrastructure upgrades to serve Connecticut’s most vulnerable populations
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) has received $986,261 in funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to upgrade telehealth infrastructure needed to serve patients most vulnerable to COVID-19. Upgrades will include videoconferencing and telecommunications equipment, desktop and laptop computers, and network upgrades allowing for remote patient visits and case management.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way patients receive primary care, and presents special challenges to the underserved. CHC shifted from in person visits to telehealth in March; now, more than 90 percent of CHC’s medial and behavioral health patients are seen via telehealth. This shift required the investment of significant resources in technology, and the award from the FCC will ensure patients continue to receive high quality primary care services remotely.