Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

About the Service

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) is a consulting and supportive service that provides treatment to inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of medical, neurological, orthopedic, psychiatric, and surgical conditions. Services are provided through an extensive range of programs to address needs throughout the continuum of care.

Disciplines under ACOS for Rehabilitation:

  • Physiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Psychology


CARF Accredited Programs





Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP)

The Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) is a 20-bed unit of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, located at the third floor of the San Juan VA Caribbean Healthcare system South Bed Tower. The program follows a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to optimize quality of life and reintegration to the community, all within the extent of the person's personal preferences. The program receives referrals primarily from acute wards within the VA San Juan Medical Center, including medicine and surgery services. A small number of patients are referred from Outpatient PMR Clinics and from Community hospitals.

The mission of the program is tri-fold:

1. Provide comprehensive rehabilitation of the Veteran utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. The interdisciplinary team aims to prevent, manage, or limit impairments and disabilities of individual patients, while improving the patient's functional abilities, independence, and quality of life. The quality and appropriateness of services offered is ensured by an ongoing process of monitoring and feedback.

2. Commit to the education and training of rehabilitation professionals necessary to discharge all required rehabilitation functions in order to support patient care at a high level of competence.

3. Promote clinical and basic scientific research directed toward the advancement of the art and the science of medical rehabilitation and engineering technology.

Program Brochure (English)

Program Brochure (Spanish)

Orientation Manual (English)

Orientation Manual (Spanish)


Stroke Specialty Program (SSP)

The Stroke Specialty Program (SSP) is an integral component of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP). The program focuses on the unique needs of the stroke survivor, with the purpose of minimizing impairments and secondary complications, reducing activity limitations, maximizing participation and quality of life, and decrease environmental barriers, and prevent recurrent stroke.

Program Brochure (English)

Program Brochure (Spanish)


Amputation Specialty Program (ASP)

ASP is an integral component of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP). The purpose of the program is: to prevent further conditions/complications, minimize impairment, reduce activity limitations, and optimize participation, quality of life and community reintegration, of persons who have sustained an Amputation

Program Brochure (English)

Program Brochure (Spanish)


Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program

The Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program (IPRP) consists of a group of healthcare professionals of diverse disciplines that merge their knowledge and expertise to offer alternatives for pain control. The program offers outpatient services directed towards treatment, orientation, counseling, and education of patients and caretakers about the most effective techniques for pain management. The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program is to reduce the perception of pain of the participant, to enhance his/her level of independence, to promote the level of physical activity, to reduce the emotional stress associated with chronic pain, and to improve the general wellbeing of the participant.

The mission of the program is to Honor America's Veterans by providing comprehensive patient-centered-care pain rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary approach. We are committed to providing the highest standard of care by promoting maximum rehabilitation potential and improving the quality of life of Veterans with chronic non-malignant pain.

Program Brochure (English)

Program Brochure (Spanish)

Orientation Manual (English)

Orientation Manual (Spanish)



Contact Info


  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 787-641-7582 Ext. 11335
  • 800-449-8729

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm