VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) Honolulu provides a broad range of medical care services, serving an estimated 31,000 Veterans throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The VAPIHCS provides outpatient medical and mental health care through our main Ambulatory Care Clinic on Oahu (Honolulu) and through seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) including: Hawaii (Hilo and Kona), Maui, Kauai, and Guam. Traveling clinicians also provide episodic care on Lanai and American Samoa. A fee basis Internist residing on Molokai provides medical care eight hours/week at the Molokai Rural Health Center. Mental health care is provided by traveling clinicians from the Maui CBOC.
Long-term and transitional rehabilitative care services are provided by the VA 60-bed Center for Aging, located on the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) grounds. VA staffed inpatient psychiatric care and partial hospitalization care are also provided within a 20-bed VA operated ward in Tripler Army Medical Center. A 16-bed VA Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program formerly in Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, has been successfully relocated to a VA Ward with TAMC on Oahu in December 2005. Medical inpatient care for Veterans is provided by VA hospitalists and Department of Defense (DoD) physicians in TAMC through a VA/DoD sharing agreement, or through non-VA care providers in the community. Home Based Primary Care is provided on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii (Hilo and Kona) and Kauai (Lihue).
John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa
Type of Facility
Regional Office and VA Medical Center
Primary Care Clinics in Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii, Hilo/Kona, Kauai, Maui)
Outpatient Clinic on Guam
Clinic-based Home Care
PTSD Clinical Team
Psychiatric Evaluation Team
Pacific Center for PTSD
PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Program