PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Parent Information Network, in partnership with Integra, has announced a new pilot program that will help older adults in Pawtucket access their health care providers through virtual appointments.

The Facilitated Telemedicine program will place bilingual community health workers in Pawtucket. The CHWs will provide free technology and support to help older adults connect with their health care providers who offer telehealth services. This service is available to all Pawtucket residents whose provider offers telehealth appointments, regardless of the individual’s health coverage.

In addition to helping residents schedule telehealth appointments, the RIPIN CHW can provide residents with equipment, including a laptop, in the resident’s home during the telehealth visit. The RIPIN CHW can also help the resident log in to the provider’s telehealth platform and can remain with the resident during the visit to provide culturally competent support while maintaining the resident’s privacy.

RIPIN’s Facilitated Telemedicine program is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation.

Pawtucket residents who are interested in the program can call RIPIN at 401-479-7810 or email telehealth@ripin.org.

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Telemedicine is a viable option for easy access to primary and specialty care. What an excellent service from a fantastic organization!

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