Primary Care Service - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Primary Care Service

General Description of Primary Care Services

The Primary Care Service provides services to eligible Veterans at different locations through Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Services are provided on an outpatient basis at the Primary Care Clinics in San Juan, and the Satellite Clinics in Mayaguez, Ponce, Arecibo, St. Thomas, Guayama, St. Croix, and Ceiba.

We also offer services at the Rural Health Clinics located at Utuado, Comerio, and Vieques and provide a continuum Primary Care approach in coordination with ancillary services at the San Juan VA Medical Center.  

Services include the following: diagnosis and treatment, immunizations, patient education, screening tests, prescribed drugs and pharmaceuticals, and preventive medicine.

Primary Care Program provides care to patients with acute and chronic conditions and refers patients to sub-specialty services when needed.

Hours of Operation

Primary Care services in San Juan are offered Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 7:00pm, and Saturdays from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Ponce OPC and Mayaguez OPC offer services from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm and Wednesdays from 7:30am until 6:30pm. Saturdays the services are available from 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics or "CBOC's" services are offered from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Rural Health Clinics offer services 32 hours per week, with a primary healthcare provider available 16 to 20 hours per week. For additional information on schedules please contact the clinics directly.

Key Staff

Barbara Muñoz
Patient Relations Assistant

Lizbeth Rivera-Vargas
Ponce OPC Patient Representative

Ruth Arocho
Mayaguez OPC Secretary

Primary Care Clinics Extensions:

Roble:    31389-35389-31204-35204-31205-35205-35387-31387

Pino       31431-35431-31206-35206-31207-35207-31429-35429

Cedro     31473-35473-31360-31359-31475-35475

Ucar       31356-31357-31300-31297           



Contact Info


  • San Juan VA Medical Center
    OPA I
    OPA II

Contact Number(s)

  • 787-641-7582
  • 800-449-8729

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
    Saturdays from 7:30am to 4:00pm