FirstNet for healthcare workers

FirstNet is the only network built with and for first responders and those who support them – giving healthcare workers the connectivity you need, when and where you need it the most.

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FirstNet benefits for healthcare

When people rely on you – you can rely on FirstNet

  • Priority access

    Get always-on priority access to voice, data, and text. This means you never have to compete with commercial traffic.

  • System reliability and security

    Purpose-built with comprehensive tower-to-core encryption for public safety and those who support them, including healthcare workers.

  • No throttling

    There is no throttling for FirstNet users anywhere in the country.

  • Coverage and capacity

    Providing over 2.97 million square miles of coverage – over 250K square miles more than any commercial network.


Learn how DHR Health uses FirstNet

The FirstNet difference

Resources for healthcare workers

DHR Health in the Rio Grande Valley uses FirstNet Ready® phones for reliable connectivity for its doctors and nurses,  an important element in patient care.

eBook: Connecting healthcare workers 

Efficient, highly secure and reliable communication makes all the difference in caring for your patients.

Learn how FirstNet can help keep you connected on the job and on call, so you can focus on those who rely on you. 

  • Priority access

    Get 24x7 priority access to the cellular network. This means when you need to get through you will have priority over another person's usage on the network.

  • Protect your sensitive data

    Our dedicated Security Operations Center monitors the network 24x7 for physical and cyber threats and our dedicated FirstNet core has available end-to-end encryption.

  • Deployable devices for expanded coverage

    With 80+ FirstNet dedicated deployable devices, when the power goes out or you anticipate the need for more coverage, we can make sure your communications are working as fast as you are.

  • Personal device eligible

    FirstNet can be activated on your business-issued devices and/or your personal device.*

    *Subject to eligibility

  • Access for those that support

    Eligible entities that support first responders may qualify for FirstNet access and most benefits.

FirstNet was built for you  FirstNet is the nation's first cellular ecosystem designed to help support first responders, hospitals, healthcare professionals, emergency care teams and those that support them with reliable, highly secure connectivity during everyday emergencies and in disasters.
The technology you need FirstNet can help your facility enhance security, optimize your processes by gaining insights with IoT devices that can help you solve complex challenges in near-real tie - with potentially life-saving results.
Preparation and support FirstNet has a variety of applications and tools to help your hospital maintain organizational readiness, support emergency staff, and stay in constant contact with hospital staff - because every one of you have an important role to play.
Government accountability FirstNet is a government-contracted network and AT&T, its builder, is held accountable to high standards of service, including coverage buildout and network reliability. You can feel confident knowing the FirstNet network is trusted by private and government emergency personnel across the country.
Cybersecurity FirstNet helps you maintain the security of your critical infrastructure and patient data. We employ a multi-layered defense, including geographical redundancy and 24/7 monitoring by a dedicated U.S. based security operations center.

Healthcare, supporting first responders

Strong communication 24/7/365 is essential, and any absence of communication can cause potential harm to healthcare professionals and their patients. FirstNet is here to help.

Learn how the FirstNet dedicated secure network helps the field and the hospital communicate effectively to save lives.

FirstNet is the nationwide public safety cellular network, services, and solutions dedicated to first responders and those who support them. We are accountable for keeping your lines of communication open with dedicated mission critical solutions that will help to modernize public safety.

No. In addition to first responders, FirstNet is also available to community of users who are critical to supporting an emergency response - including nurses and physicians or utility companies that clear downed power lines and manage gas leaks.

FirstNet uses all AT&T LTE spectrum bands and a special lane of connectivity called Band14 - nationwide, high-quality spectrum specifically set aside for FirstNet. During an emergency, this band - or lane - can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers.

FirstNet is the only communications platform specifically designed with and for public safety based on their direct feedback and needs. FirstNet works across agencies, jurisdictions and state lines and has robust tools and features.

AT&T is the official private partner behind FirstNet. AT&T is working with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) - an independent government agency - to design, build, and evolve FirstNet for the next 20+ years.

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