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Read about what's happening in our VA Caribbean health care community.

"I was diagnosed with ALS in 2021; the VA Caribbean Healthcare System and the Spinal Cord Team have been a beacon of hope for me and my family. I was 34 years old when I was diagnosed with ALS. I was worried for myself but primarily for my family."

Veteran Otero sitting in the Spinal Cord Program Patio of the VA San Juan Facility.

The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) and Home Base Primary Care (HBPC) provided an education activity for Veteran’s caregivers , where 20 caregivers participated from the activity titled: “Caregiver Communication with Dementia Patients”.

Caregiver Education Photo

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System has been a true blessing in my journey with Multiple Sclerosis. From the moment I received the diagnosis, I felt overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty.

Veteran Keyla Agosto with Ocean ( Guide Dog)

The need for health care doesn’t stop just because it’s 5:00 p.m., the weekend, or a holiday. In fact, the busiest time for both urgent care clinics and emergency rooms is early afternoon and evening hours.

VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center hired two nocturnists, or physicians who work overnight, to truly become the 24/7/365 virtual urgent care service leaders aspired it to be.

At the Emotional Trauma Recovery Center, we offer different group treatment alternatives that can help you manage your PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms.

Dr. Yahaira M Patin - PTSD2023

We are going through challenging times due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and we often hear from family members and caregivers ask about ways to support their veteran diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Yahaira M Patin

This Second World War Veteran has placed Puerto Rico’s name in the high ranks of Body Building competition. He came in 2nd Place in his category in the 1950 Central American Olympic Games.