Portman announces federal grant for telehealth services in NW Ohio


CINCINNATI — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced Tuesday 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, to provide telehealth services targeted at low-income patients so that they can receive medical care in more flexible settings.

The grant comes from funds accessible thanks to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“This new federal grant is great news for the people of Lima,” Portman said in a prepared statement. “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.”

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