VA Caribbean Healthcare System
VACHS Updates its Visitation Policy
August 4, 2021
San Juan, Puerto Rico – As a result to the reported increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands, and as a preventive measure to keep the well-being and health of our veterans, families and staff, the VA Caribbean Healthcare System is suspending all visits to our institution, effective August 5, 2021, until further notice.
This change only applies to family visits to patients admitted in the hospital and to the visitors to Veteran residents at the Community Living Center. The outpatient clinics are not affected by this change. Persons that accompany veterans to their outpatient clinics will not be affected.
We encourage our veterans and general public to get more information through our website www.caribbean.va.gov , our Facebook page www.facebook.com/vacaribbean or by calling 787-641-7582, extension 131932.
With an operational budget of approximately $600 million, the VA Caribbean Healthcare System serves approximately 60,000 veterans and receives approximately 1 million unique visits a year.
*Spanish Version of Press Release on PDF File
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