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Health Department Expands Clinic Services

May 29, 2008 – Clinic services in the St. Thomas-St. John district will extend into the evening hours to accommodate residents, thereby, keeping an earlier commitment to extend hours territory-wide by June, according to a press release from the V.I. Department of Health.
Community Health and Gynecology Clinics in the district will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesdays, two hours later than usual, beginning June 4, and every Wednesday thereafter.
"Expanding clinic hours to accommodate residents topped the department's priority list and brings us in alignment with a commitment by Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. and Lt. Gov. Gregory R. Francis to increase access and improve healthcare services territorywide," Health Commissioner Vivian I. Ebbesen-Fludd said.
Community Health Clinic and family planning clinics on St. Croix are already observing evening hours each Monday and have been doing so since April 7, when a pilot expansion program was unveiled during Public Health Week.
The pilot program has proven to be so successful on St. Croix that the department is looking ahead to extending other clinics, such as Dental Health, HIV/STD/TB and Maternal Child Health services, in the future.

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May 29, 2008 - Clinic services in the St. Thomas-St. John district will extend into the evening hours to accommodate residents, thereby, keeping an earlier commitment to extend hours territory-wide by June, according to a press release from the V.I. Department of Health.
Community Health and Gynecology Clinics in the district will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesdays, two hours later than usual, beginning June 4, and every Wednesday thereafter.
"Expanding clinic hours to accommodate residents topped the department's priority list and brings us in alignment with a commitment by Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. and Lt. Gov. Gregory R. Francis to increase access and improve healthcare services territorywide," Health Commissioner Vivian I. Ebbesen-Fludd said.
Community Health Clinic and family planning clinics on St. Croix are already observing evening hours each Monday and have been doing so since April 7, when a pilot expansion program was unveiled during Public Health Week.
The pilot program has proven to be so successful on St. Croix that the department is looking ahead to extending other clinics, such as Dental Health, HIV/STD/TB and Maternal Child Health services, in the future.