Wellstar Health System was awarded $1 million for telehealth from the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC announced Thursday.

Wellstar received the money as part of the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

The $1 million will be used for Wellstar to purchase telehealth platforms, software, internet services, and devices to expand its telehealth and general health care services, which will enable it to safely treat and monitor patients, as well as expand services in low-income rural communities and health care provider shortage areas.

The program provides reimbursement for telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wellstar received the money as part of a second round of funding, a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act.

For more information on the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth program, visit https://www.usac.org/about/covid-19-telehealth-program.

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