Wisconsin to invest $5 million to expand telehealth access

APPLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin will invest $5 million to expand telehealth access throughout the state.

Gov. Tony Evers announced the move Wednesday, which will allow hospitals and health systems to grow their child psychiatry telehealth services.

“The past two years have challenged our kids in more ways than we ever could have imagined,” Evers said in a statement. “This investment in telehealth services is critical, as telehealth can bridge the gaps between patients and providers.”

$2.5 million will go towards building telehealth access points at food pantries, homeless shelters, and schools. Officials said the program builds on Evers’ Get Kids Ahead Initiative.

The investment is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.