Get Started

The Rural Health Care (RHC) program provides funding to eligible health care providers for telecommunications and broadband services needed to deliver health care. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of health care available to patients in rural communities by ensuring that eligible health care providers have access to telecommunications and broadband services. As an independent not-for-profit organization designated by the FCC, USAC administers the RHC program and all other programs associated with the Universal Service Fund (USF).

Are you eligible?

The RHC program is made up of two programs: the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program and the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program. Click on the drop-downs below to see which program(s) you may be eligible to participate in. Please note that eligible health care facilities servicing Tribal Nations are encouraged to apply.

What is your role?

Learn about the first step you need to take if you are an eligible applicant or service provider participating in the RHC program.

COVID-19 Telehealth Program

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program is separate from the RHC program. The last application window for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program closed on May 6, 2021.

Contact Us

Contact the RHC Customer Service Center at (800) 453-1546 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for assistance. Use the RHC Customer Service Center Tip Sheet to learn about what the CSC can and cannot help you with.

Universal Service Fund contributors and service providers can go to the Service Providers Contact Us page for additional assistance.