- RURAL HEALTHCARE PROGRAM -

Connect to a higher standard of care

Improve patient satisfaction and outcomes with fast, secure connectivity from Frontier at a reduced rate through the Rural Health Care Program.

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About the program

The Rural Health Care Program

Collaborative diagnostics and seamless information sharing are critical to maintaining a high standard of patient care. But to be effective, healthcare communication requires fast, reliable connectivity. And Frontier can bring it to you, for less. As an approved provider for the government-sponsored Rural Health Care Program, we’re proud to offer you fast, secure connections at a reduced rate through the program’s two initiatives:

ELIGIBILITY

You may be eligible for a reduced rate on Internet access 

Chances are, if you are a rural or non-rural nonprofit or public/nonprofit healthcare provider, you will be eligible for one of the two programs. Review the following requirements to see which is right for your facility. 

Healthcare Connect Fund Here’s who qualifies: 

  • Consortia of eligible rural and non-rural public/nonprofit HCPs
  • Individual rural public/nonprofit HCPs
  • Non-rural HCPs are eligible as a member of a consortium made up of more than 50% rural healthcare provider sites

Telecommunications Program The following rural nonprofit or public entities qualify:

  • Hospitals
  • Community health centers or health centers providing healthcare to migrants
  • Health clinics
  • Local health departments or agencies
  • Community mental health centers
  • Post-secondary education institutions offering healthcare instruction, such as teaching hospitals or medical schools
  • Dedicated emergency departments of rural for-profit hospitals
  • Consortia of HCPs consisting of one or more eligible entities
  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)

Apply now for a reduced rate on Frontier Connectivity and Collaboration Services

To participate in the Rural Health Care Program, you’ll first need to create an account with Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) at www.usac.org. From there, you can download application forms for the program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) is an independent nonprofit corporation designated by the FCC as the administrator of the universal service fund.