Department of Health to Partner with U.S. Department of Defense for Free Medical Services

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 13, 2024

The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) announces its plan to seek assistance from the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training Program. This initiative is aimed at providing residents of the Virgin Islands who are medically underserved with no-cost dental, vision, and general health screenings, examinations, and services.

The anticipated assistance is scheduled to be delivered in 2024 at various locations throughout the Virgin Islands, which include public schools and other community sites. This project is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by ensuring access to essential medical care.

Medical professionals, labor unions, or any private individuals with inquiries or who wish to express concerns regarding the involvement of military resources in this endeavor are encouraged to reach out. Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar, the Medical Director at the VI Department of Health, is available for contact at 340-774-0117 or via email at [email protected]. Please submit any comments or objections within 30 days from the publication of this notice.

It is important to note that if no comments are received within the specified period, it will be presumed that there is no opposition to the proposed military assistance for this project.

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