To decrease the spread of COVID-19, doctors’ offices are opting for telemedicine appointments instead of in-person visits.

That’s leading to financial struggles for federally qualified health centers.

“The decrease in face-to-face visits is going to have a detrimental impact on community health centers across the state,” said Jean Polster, CEO of Neighborhood Family Practice, a community health center in Cleveland.

Polster estimates 25% of the clinic’s monthly revenue will be affected. A quarter of the staff members have taken a voluntary furlough through April 17.

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