WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to approve the application of Monongalia County General Hospital (Mon General) in Morgantown for a $283,396 grant to support telehealth services in West Virginia. This funding from the FCC will implement a telehealth platform at Mon General that will help provide the full spectrum of telehealth visits for patients, including COVID-19 screening and diagnosis, medication management, chronic disease management, and behavioral health visits.
“Increasing the amount of telehealth providers in West Virginia is a crucial step in moving our state into the future of accessible health services. I am thrilled to see this continued support from the FCC for our states healthcare providers. Through my Capito Connect program, I have worked to bring federal resources to West Virginia to expand the reach of internet connectivity and broadband capabilities. Telehealth and broadband go hand-in-hand to help bridge the digital divide in the Mountain State. Bringing quality care into individual homes helps make care as accessible as possible. Telehealth appointments also help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our at risk population safe. Services like telehealth are vital to the health of West Virginians, and I will continue to work with the FCC and our medical institutions back home to continue expansion of these services,” said Senator Capito.
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