81.4 F
Cruz Bay
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
HomeCommunityHealth & WellnessDOH Holds Open House at De Castro Clinic

DOH Holds Open House at De Castro Clinic

De Castro Clinic Open HouseIn an effort to reintroduce St. John residents to the clinical services that are now available at the Morris DeCastro Clinic, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) held its first Open House from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at the St. John clinic.

Over 100 people attended the Open House at which approximately 83 individuals received services during yesterday’s event; 60 received free vaccinations (a majority was flu shots), 10 received free Zika testing, two individuals had their blood pressure checked and 11 obtained a food handler’s card. The programs that were on-hand to provide information during the Open House included: Women’s, Infants and Children (WIC), V.I. Nurse Family Partnership, VI Partners for Healthy Communities, Family Planning, Chronic Disease Prevention, STDs Prevention, Immunization, Zika Outreach Staff (CDC) and EMTs.

St. John residents can look forward to receiving the following services on a consistent basis:

1. Family Planning: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, which may increase as demand arises.

2. Immunizations: every other Thursday by appointment. Nov. 17 is the next scheduled date.

3. WIC: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other services are pending. Please call the Morris De Castro Clinic to make an appointment 776-6400.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.