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Home Community Health & Wellness COVID-19 Testing for Veterans Available Aug. 31 Through Sept. 28

COVID-19 Testing for Veterans Available Aug. 31 Through Sept. 28

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The Veterans Administration (VA) Caribbean Healthcare System will be conducting testing for Virgin Islands veterans during the period of Aug. 31 through Sept. 28 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

This 2nd round of COVID-19 testing will be conducted at the VA Clinic locations on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Testing will take place two days a week for the next four weeks beginning on Monday, Aug. 31. On Mondays, testing will take place in the parking lot outside the St. Croix VA Clinic, which is located at the Village Mall in Baron Spot. Testing on St. Thomas will take place on Wednesdays in the parking lot outside the VA Clinic in the Medical Foundation building, which is located behind the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital.

Testing at both locations will be conducted using a drive-thru type concept; there will be no need to exit one’s vehicle. Special accommodations will be made for veterans who are not in a vehicle.

Veterans interested in having the test should report to the VA Clinic in their district on one of the allotted days between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. Please have a photo ID available for eligibility verification.

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Any veteran missing this opportunity in either district or who begins experiencing COVID-19- related symptoms, should call the Virgin Islands Department of Health at 712-6299 on St. Croix or 776-1519 on St. Thomas or St. John.

For more information on how the VA Caribbean Healthcare System is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic please visit www.caribbean.va.gov/emergency or call Director Farrell of the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs at 774-8387.

Note: There will be no testing on Monday, Sept 7, (Labor Day) on St. Croix. The make-up day will be Monday, Sept. 28.

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