Mental Health - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System

 

Mental Health

If you qualify for VA health care, you can get high-quality mental health services as part of your benefits. You may also be able to get care for certain mental health problems even if you don't have VA health care.

About the Program

This area consists of four professional sections that are integrated and coordinated with each other to provide clinical services. These are Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, and Chaplain. In addition there are five Patient Care Lines as follows:

1.  Mental Health Primary Care

  • Counseling & Therapeutic Interventions
  • Mental Health Primary Care Teams
  • Brief Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Mental Health Home Care

2.  Substance Abuse

  • Drug Dependence Clinic
  • Alcohol Dependence Clinic
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic

3.  Psychosocial and Community Services

  • Medicine and Surgery Units
  • Primary Care (Medicine)
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Blind Rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS Patients and Homeless Program
  • Foster Homes, Contract Nursing Homes, and Homemaker Program

4.  Specialty Programs

  • Neuropsychological Program
  • Psychological Assessment Program
  • Sexuality & Health Program
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic (PTSD)
  • Hepatitis Patients Program

5.  Acute Care

  • Psychiatric Acute Inpatient Care Unit (PAICU)
  • Intake & Crisis Intervention Unit
  • Day Hospital
  • Consultation and Liaison Team

Services Offered

Mental health services provided at VA Caribbean Healthcare System include treatments for —

  • depression, sadness, grief
  • anxiety, worry, nervousness
  • addictive behaviors
  • relationship problems
  • stress from medical problems and/or pain
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • emotional problems, such as managing anger
  • vocational issues
  • troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • confused thinking
  • aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • memory problems

We also provide outreach to homeless veterans.

Confidentiality

Mental health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your mental health consultant.

Mental Health Administrative

Mental Health Services within the VA Caribbean Healthcare System are organized under three main independent units; namely, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work Services under the Office of the Chief of Staff.

These work every closely and collaboratively to provide state of the art mental health services to eligible Veterans and their families.

All three Services are an integral part of our Health System and count with the support of other services such as Nursing, Occupational and Recreational Therapy, and the Vet Centers.

This directory was designed to help you quickly identify our services and those who can help you answer your questions regarding such services.

The directory is organized in three sections: Mental Health Administrative, Clinical Services, and Hospital Wide Administration.




 

 

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 787-641-7582
  • 800-449-8729

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm