Schumer announces $4 million in federal funds for telehealth services

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) attends a press conference announcing federal funding for Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts on March 31, 2015 in New York City. The FEMA grant is the largest single grant in U.S. history for disaster relief. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced this week that he secured $3,890,318 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The eighth set of telehealth funding was allocated to 12 New York health care organizations through the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This federal funding will help ensure New Yorkers have reliable access to quality health care during the COVID-19 outbreak, while mitigating the risk of COVID-19 transmission in hospitals and emergency rooms. Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase telehealth devices and equipment that will allow providers to facilitate remote consultations and diagnostic services with New York patients.

“As COVID-19 continues to deeply impact New York, it’s imperative that New York hospitals and health centers have all the tools necessary to keep up the fight against the virus and prevent it from spreading,” said Senator Schumer. “This vital funding for telehealth programs will help New Yorkers get through this crisis, and I will continue to fight to make sure that hospitals and health centers have the funding they need to keep both frontline healthcare providers and patients safe and healthy.”

Funding recipients listed below: 

Capital Region


Ellis Hospital $131,261

Central Region


The Arc Madison Cortland $49,455
Central New York Service $546,009
Insight House Chemical Dependency Services $78,528
SUNY Upstate Cancer Center $373,731

North Country Region


The Family Counseling Center $43,667

Long Island Region


Long Island Select Healthcare $480,854

New York City Region


Housing Works Health Services $857,750
New York-Presbyterian Hospital $1,000,000


Western Region


The Chautauqua Medical Center $164,634
Elmwood Health Center $128,789
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center $35,640

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