Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $618,628 to expand telehealth services for residents in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.
Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will be delivered to CCI Health and Wellness Services in Silver Spring to ensure the continuation of high-quality primary, pediatric and behavioral health care services for more than 33,000 patients quarantined at home.
“Delivering basic health services to medically underserved and vulnerable communities must be a priority in our response to this public health crisis,” the lawmakers said. “Expanding telehealth capacity is integral to that effort. We will continue to work to ensure that health care providers across the state have the resources to serve all Marylanders who need care.”
Funds will be to acquire telemedicine carts, computers, tablets, sign language and language interpretation services, call center subscription services, telehealth and videoconferencing software licenses and remote monitoring equipment.
CCI is one of the largest health care providers for underserved Marylanders in Montgomery County and northwestern Prince George’s County. It serves more than 17,000 children and adults who are economically disadvantaged, homeless, disabled, insured through state medical assistance coverage or uninsured.