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NYC Health + Hospitals expands telehealth program for female inmates at Rikers Island

April 16, 2018 / Evan Sweeney

NYC Health + Hospitals has launched a program to provide telehealth services to female prisoners on Rikers Island, expanding a service aimed at reducing the costs and disruption associated with transporting prisoners to a medical facility. NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue launched a similar initiative for the male population at Rikers in May 2016. Building on the success of that program, the system’s Elmhurst facility launched a telehealth service for female patients earlier this year.