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Health & Wellness

Human Services Confirms Staff Member’s Positive COVID-19 Test

In an abundance of caution, while DHS works with the Department of Health to get other Kingshill staff tested, that facility will remain closed.

ProHealth Urgent Care Staff Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

ProHealth received its allocated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, and by 2 p.m., the majority of the staff were already vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. Alfred Heath Joins SRMC Staff to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Nurses, doctors and even one of the territory’s most well-known physicians, Dr. Alfred Heath, took the historic step in the world’s unprecedented undertaking to control and end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kym Rapier Donates $100,000 to CFVI for Cancer Support Virgin Islands

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has received $100,000 from Kym Rapier, a longtime philanthropist and cancer survivor.
Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach. (File photo)

Roach Requires Insurance Companies to Waive Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The lieutenant governor has announced that health insurance companies authorized to conduct business in the territory are required to waive any cost-sharing for COVID-19 vaccinations, including deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.

Department of Health Announces Temporary Closure of Clinics for Training

The V.I. Department of Health clinics on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John will be closed on Friday, Dec. 18, for clinical staff professional development training.

Community Resiliency Project Announces Free Support and Sessions

The Community Resiliency Project support teams are available to listen if residents want to talk with someone about how this pandemic is affecting them, and it will provide referrals for services and resources.

JFL Thanks Lion Club, CHOP Restaurant, Cost-U-Less for Donations

The JFL team is very happy to be the recipients of these gifts and cherishes the support of these organizations as it continues to remain committed to fulfilling its mission

We Are What We Eat

The following is an article written by Dr. Vazquez Roque of the Mayo Clinic. He writes about food sensitivities and how they may affect gut barrier function. It was submitted by Frederiksted Health Care Inc.

Department of Health Temporarily Changes Health Card Schedule

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has implemented new temporary hours of operation for processing of food handler/health cards.

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