WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to approve the application of Lincoln County Primary Care Center for $967,304 in support of telehealth services for West Virginia residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This funding from the FCC will allow health care professionals to provide services remotely to COVID-19 patients. The services provided will include primary care, behavior health, and dental services.
This is the second application for COVID-19 telehealth services FCC has approved for West Virginia. Last week, Senator Capito applauded FCC’s announcement that Wirt County Health Services. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr released a statement in support of Senator Capito’s leadership in the telehealth space. Click here for more details.
“I am very encouraged to see Lincoln County Primary Care Center join the growing list of telehealth providers in our state,” Senator Capito said. “As coronavirus creates additional challenges and changes to our everyday lives, telehealth services provide our state’s medical professionals with the resources they need to properly serve residents in the Mountain State. Additionally, telehealth creates a route to access top-line health care provisions for West Virginians who live in rural communities, sometimes miles from the nearest hospital or health clinic. Last month, I joined FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to discuss improvements in West Virginia’s broadband access, how that will open the door for telehealth services, and the difference it will make to West Virginia’s access to health care providers in the future. As West Virginia’s leading advocate for broadband and telehealth services, I will continue to bring our state forward and into a future of better and more accessible care."
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