News Release: Veterans within the Arecibo catchment area have additional options for healthcare - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


News Release: Veterans within the Arecibo catchment area have additional options for healthcare

July 3, 2018

Dear Veterans

Pardon the inconvenience of the current facilities.

You are welcome to continue receiving services in this temporary clinic.
However, if you desire you may receive your healthcare through the following options:

1. San Juan VA Medical Center
2. Mayagüez Outpatient Clinic
3. Utuado Rural Outpatient Clinic
4. Through one of our community providers

Please inform your primary care provider if you would like to use one of these options.

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Comunicado De Prensa

Estimados Veteranos

Disculpen los inconvenientes de las instalaciones temporeras.

Eres bienvenido a continuar recibiendo tu cuidado de salud en esta clínica temporera.
Sin embargo, si deseas puedes optar por una de las siguientes opciones para recibir tu cuidado:

1. Centro Médico de Veteranos de San Juan
2. Clínica de Veteranos de Mayagüez
3. Clínica de Veteranos de Utuado
4. A través de uno de nuestros proveedores en la comunidad

Por favor infórmale a tu médico si deseas usar una de estas opciones.

For any questions about the content of this message, please contact:

Rafael E. Contreras Espinoza (USA Ret.) | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Public Affairs Officer
Patient and Community Relations
10 Casia Street San Juan, PR 00921 | 787-641-7582 Ext 31930 (office) | 787-679-8682 (direct)
VA Caribbean Healthcare System | Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands |

About the VA Caribbean Healthcare System

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity system level 1a of care serving Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. VACHS consist of a tertiary care VA Medical Center (VAMC) located in San Juan, Puerto Rico and 10 Outpatient Clinics (OPCs) throughout: Puerto Rico located in Arecibo, Ceiba, Comerio, Guayama, Mayaguez, Ponce, Utuado, and Vieques;  and the U.S. Virgin Islands located in St. Croix and St. Thomas. The San Juan VA Medical Center includes multi-disciplinary ambulatory facilities and 280 operational acute care beds including 12 blind rehabilitation beds and 122 operational nursing home beds. Services are provided to a population of approximately 82,574 veterans residing in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  In FY 2017, the VACHS registered 62,974 unique patients and recorded 1,047,566 outpatient visits and 9,719 hospital admissions.