DOH Recovery Response Update: Medicine for Diabetics,WIC Checks, Mental Health Clients, Clinic Openings

Department of Health of the United States Virgin Islands

Diabetics’ Information Requested

To make certain that all diabetics in the St. Thomas-St. John District are being provided with the necessary resources to maintain their health, the V.I. Department of Health is asking all diabetic patients in the district to call 774-7477, ext. 5614 and provide their name, contact information, medications they take, how much they have left and if they have access to transportation or not.

WIC Check Distribution

The Department of Health’s (DOH) St. Thomas WIC clients who need to retrieve their WIC checks are asked to go to their respective clinics — Tutu Park Mall (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or Schneider Regional Medical Center, during non-curfew hours, Monday through Friday.

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For more information, call 774-7477, ext. 5614.

Mental Health Clients

Clients of the Mental Health division who receive monthly injections are asked to go to Catholic Charities’ Bethlehem House located at Hospital Ground between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 19 or Wednesday, Sept. 20.

DOH Clinic Openings

(1) The Prenatal Clinic is open and now located at the Elaine Co/Maternal Child Health Building at Nisky Center.  (2) The Family Planning Clinic and the (3) Maternal & Child Health Clinic are also open at the same location. No appointments are necessary, walk-ins only.

Additionally, the DOH’s (4) Community Health Clinic and (5) Communicable Disease Clinic are open at the Knud Hansen Complex.  All clinical services will be provided during non-curfew hours, Monday through Friday. Again, no appointments necessary, walk-ins only. The DOH will be making use of the mobile medical van and will be updating the community when and where it’s in use.

For more information, go to facebook.com/virginislandsdoh or www.doh.vi.gov, or call 774-7477, ext. 5614. 

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