Both the applying health care provider (HCP) and the requested services must be eligible for support.There are three initial criteria an HCP must meet to participate in the Rural Health Care Program:
Once your HCP has been established as an eligible entity, you should ensure that the services you request are eligible for support. Connectivity costs for most telecommunications and Internet services are eligible for support. Review the list of eligible and ineligible services to be certain your service needs are included.
Each HCP site or location is considered an individual HCP for purposes of calculating support under the RHC Program. Each site must thus demonstrate that by itself it is an eligible entity.
If you have questions about entity eligibility or eligible services, contact the RHC Help Desk at (800) 453-1546.