The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) to help expand veterans´ access to health care, the company said.
Because veterans drive an average of 25 to 50 miles for health care visits, VA, which operates the largest integrated health care system in the country, is working to make health care providers more accessible to patients with telehealth services and the expansion of its network of Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) across the country.
As the primary wireless provider for VA, T-Mobile will provide 70,000 lines of wireless service to VA doctors, nurses, social workers, crisis hotline staff and more, across all VA hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities.
VA operates 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,062 outpatient clinics across the nation, serving over 9 million enrolled veterans each year. T-Mobile will continue to support and grow its relationship with VA as it works to expand its health care network with more physical locations in rural areas and telehealth services that bring access to care closer to home for hundreds of thousands of veterans.
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