Portman Announces $737,098 Federal Grant to Help Provide Telehealth Services to Lima Community
CINCINNATI, OH —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau awarded a $737,098 telehealth grant to the Health Partners of Western Ohio located in Lima, Ohio. The Health Partners of Western Ohio, with 16 locations in Ohio, will use this funding to provide telehealth services targeted at low-income patients so that they can receive medical care in more flexible settings.
This grant comes from funds accessible thanks to the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Portman supported and was signed into law recently by President Trump. Portman released the following statement:
“This new federal grant is great news for the people of Lima. During this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, telehealth has become a vital service for Ohioans to receive the health care consultations they need without having to leave the safety of their homes. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure Ohioans have the resources they need during these uncertain times.”