VA Caribbean Healthcare System
Our staff provides a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.
Patient Education Resources Center (PERC)
The Center is staffed by an experienced patient education librarian and librarian technicians. PERC maintains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.
Come and visit us. We are located on the 2nd floor of the San Juan VA Medical Center, room A-261.
Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program
The Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program provides Veterans with comprehensive health education, clinical services and support for health-related behaviors. The HPDP Program works closely with the Patient Care Aligned Care Team (PACT) and provides resources to support clinical staff and Veterans to address health promotion and disease needs and interests. Learn more, click here.
The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.
Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —
- refill prescriptions online
- keep personal food and activity journals
- monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
- maintain your own self-entered personal health record
Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on —
- health promotion
- upcoming tests and procedures
- Move program
Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.
Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients —
- receive updated health information
- ask questions about their health
- can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility
- participate in the Move program
Internet Protocol Television
An on-demand education video system and emergency broadband network TV available in all waiting areas.