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Arecibo VA Clinic

Our outpatient clinic offers primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, laboratory services, nutrition counseling, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Arecibo VA Clinic.

Location and contact information

  • Everyone must wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • We may screen you for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance.
  • Approved visitors only. Ask your care team who can visit.
  • Ask your team about phone or video appointment options.

Check on Mondays for each facility’s latest guidelines.

Address

Avenida Víctor Rojas II, Hospital Metropolitano, Zona Industrial Carrizal 9
Arecibo, PR 00616

Phone numbers

Main phone: 787-816-1818
Mental health clinic: 787-641-7582 x28667

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
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Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability:  Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

Van services for Veterans

Hours: Individual van schedules vary

Shuttle service at 

Mayaguez Outpatient Clinic to San Juan Facility

Ponce Outpatient Clinic to San Juan Facility

San Francisco Urban Train Station to San Juan Facility

Centro Medico Urban Train Station to San Juan Facility

Airport Shuttle Service

Local transportation services
VA Contracted Hotel for Veterans receiving treatment at VA expense
Community Care Services (upon request)

Other services

Special Mode Transportation (Ambulance/Wheelchair Van/Air Ambulance) for eligible Veterans.

Uber Transportation for pre-approved Veterans meeting Common Carrier benefits requirements.

Special transportations for VA approved activities

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

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Health services offered here

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Geriatrics

Common conditions: memory problems, sleep problems, falls, bone loss, weight loss

As you age, we offer a range of medical and support services to help you stay as healthy, active and independent as possible. We also offer help to family members and caregivers who may support you.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

We assess your situation and condition to decide which outpatient geriatric services are right for you or a senior Veteran in your care, and then we coordinate your care. Our team of specialists provides geriatric services that include:

  • Medicine and nursing
  • Psychology, psychiatry, and social work
  • Physical and occupational therapy

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Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

  • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services

Nephrology

Common conditions: Dialysis, kidney disease, high blood pressure, hypertension

Our specialists offer you advanced care for kidney-related diseases like chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte problems. We also provide dialysis and related support.  

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our team of kidney doctors (nephrologists) actively manage all aspects of adult kidney disease, kidney and bladder stones, renal hypertension (high blood pressure caused by kidney disease), and mineral and bone disorders. We provide inpatient and outpatient services, like:

  • Dialysis preparation and referral
  • Home patient monitoring
  • Kidney transplant evaluation
  • Kidney disease education

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

  • Cardiovascular and heart health
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes (including gestational diabetes)
  • Eating disorders and digestive health
  • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
  • Weight management

Palliative and hospice care

Palliative care focuses on comfort, quality of life and reducing suffering. Hospice care is a type of palliative care offered to patients with life-threatening illness under certain conditions.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our palliative and hospice care services support you and your family as you cope with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Palliative care works to provide comfort, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients being treated for serious illnesses. Hospice care focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to manage the final stages of their lives. Our palliative and hospice care services include:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support for you and your family
  • Help with practical issues that include an advance directive (living will), health care power of attorney, funeral arrangements, and applying for VA death and burial benefits
  • Education to help you and your family make informed health care decisions and know what to expect as your health declines
  • Bereavement care to help surviving family members during the grieving process

Podiatry

Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseases and disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

After years of walking, running, marching, jumping, rappelling, and parachuting, many Veterans experience trouble with their feet and ankles. We can help treat those problems so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our podiatry services include:

  • Arthritis care for inflamed, swollen, or damaged joints
  • Foot and ankle fracture treatment, repair of cartilage, torn tendons and ligaments
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Joint arthroplasty (surgical repair or reconstruction) and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Foot health maintenance procedures (bunion removal, resurfacing, and nail trimming)

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Womens health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

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Psychology

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments and medications when needed.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our psychology teams offer consultation, evaluation, and treatment to help with a range of mental and behavioral health problems like:

  • Depression (including sadness and grief), anxiety (including worry and nervousness), and personality disorders
  • Addictive behaviors and substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress disorder
  • Emotional issues like anger management and relationship challenges
  • Confused thinking, memory problems, and invasive thoughts or ideas
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Pulmonary medicine

Common conditions: tuberculosis, respiratory conditions, sleep apnea, sleep problems

Our pulmonary medicine team treats diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sleep apnea.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

If you find it difficult to breathe or sleep, our pulmonary (lung) specialists can help. We offer education, exercises, and treatments like:

  • Oxygen therapy to help you stay active and breathe better
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation to build your strength and increase lung capacity
  • Healthy diets to help you manage your weight and improve energy
  • Strategies to help you increase your feelings of control, optimism, and self-esteem
  • Tests to measure your lung function, lung volume, and blood gas

Social work

Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

  • Home health services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation
  • Community living

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Mental health
  • Retinal care (eye)
  • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
  • Dermatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary care

Learn more about telehealth

Wound care and ostomy

We provide thoughtful, compassionate diagnosis and treatment for Veterans with acute or chronic wounds or those who need ostomy care.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Healing your wounds is an important step in your recovery and rehabilitation. Our wound care team will assess your wound, determine where you are in the healing process, and provide a treatment plan for your care. If you’ve had ostomy surgery and are living with either a temporary or permanent stoma (a surgical opening to allow urine, feces, or body fluids to exit your body), we can help you manage the care of your stoma, make good product choices, and cope with the effects of ostomy surgery. We provide care and support for:

  • Open, non-healing, and hard-to-heal wounds
  • Localized incisions and infected or draining wounds
  • Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers)
  • Amputations
  • Wounds or leaking seals around your stoma
  • Skin rashes

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