Menendez, Booker Announce $3.25M in Federal Funding to Expand Telehealth Services CARES Act Across New Jersey Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The office of Sen. Robert Menendez sent out a press release announcing the recipients of Federal CARES Act funding, which includes Parker Health Group, Inc. on
NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that health care service providers across New Jersey have been awarded a combined $3.25 million in federal funding through the Federal Communications Commission's COVID-19 Telehealth Program to expand telehealth services throughout the state during the pandemic. The program was created as part of the CARES Act passed by congress in April.

'Expanding telehealth services is critical to ensuring the health and safety not only of patients and clients, but also our medical professionals and caregivers, especially as we continue to fight the coronavirus,' said Sen. Menendez. 'These awards will help providers build the framework and infrastructure necessary to keep patients connected with the evaluation, treatment, monitoring, therapy, and services they need with the caregivers they trust.'

'The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the critical importance of tools like telehealth services in ensuring New Jerseyans receive the care they need,'said Sen. Booker. 'Expanding telehealth capabilities in New Jersey through federal funding like this will help provide both patients and heath care professionals the flexibility needed to safely deliver care to some of our most vulnerable populations impacted by this public health crisis.'

The awards include:
Parker Health Group in Somerset was awarded $28,838 to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy through telehealth for elderly members of the community.