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South County Fire receives grant to add telehealth


Last updated 6/18/2020 at 11:33am

South County Fire is receiving a $10,000 grant to launch a telehealth program to safely connect community paramedics with older adults and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community paramedics provide non-emergency assistance to frequent 911 callers. The program helps clients access social services and community resources to meet their needs. This reduces 911 calls and emergency room visits, South County Fire said in a news release

During the pandemic, community paramedics have been reaching out to clients by telephone, but that has limitations, said community par...

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