Health & Wellness

DHS Expands Medicaid Benefit Flexibilities for Members and Providers

The Department of Human Services is working around the clock with its federal partners to ensure that Virgin Islanders have access to all provisions that will be of help during the novel coronavirus crisis.

UVI Producing 3D Respiratory Masks to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity as the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc all over the world.
Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas, a serene vista, but it's currently closed due to the coronavirus. (Source photo by Nour Z. Suid)

23 Self-Love/Self-Care Challenges for Days of Social Distancing

Have you been having negative thoughts about yourself? Do you have challenges when it comes to loving yourself? Are you ready to learn to love yourself more? Well, this article may just be the right one for you.

SAMHSA to Fund $110 Million in Emergency Grants for Treatment of Substance Abuse, Mental...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 (Short Title: Emergency COVID-19).

VING to Support Screening Protocols at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

The protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections among the population. They consist of screening criteria established to identify passengers who could possibly be infected with the coronavirus.

USVI Eligible for $2.9 Million COVID-19 Funding From U.S. Department of Justice

Funds awarded under this program provide the territory an opportunity to obtain resources to assist first responders in preventing, preparing for and responding to the coronavirus.

DHS Medical Assistance Program Offers Telephone Interviews, Relaxed Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAP announced relaxed federal authorities for enrollment and eligibility, patient care and provider enrollment requirements.

Roach Says Medicare, Group Health Insurance to Pay for COVID-19 Tests

Cigna, United Healthcare and Elan are in compliance with the president’s request that they pay the costs for coronavirus tests, once the tests are distributed to health care providers for administration to their patients.

Cooking in the Time of Corona – Simple White Bean Soup With Spinach

With restaurants shut down and people home sheltering, there has never been a better time to cook. The other consideration is that good health is the best defense at any time.

Schneider Regional Medical Center Updates COVID-19 Advisory

At Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has implemented new measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including screening procedures for visitors, patients and employees.





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