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Health & Wellness

Department of Health Completes 2019 Cistern Study

During July and August 2019, the V.I. Department of Health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and local partners, visited 400 households across all three islands to study the water quality of household cisterns.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Health Department Reports No Dengue Cases in Territory

The Department of Health reminds the public to stay vigilant to mosquito control and protection measures, as there have been confirmed cases of dengue in the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Miami and Puerto Rico.

DOH Celebrates Re-Opening of The Clubhouse on St. Croix

The Clubhouse, located at 3500 Estate Richmond, is the home of a psychosocial rehabilitation model used to restore lives by helping people with a history of mental illness in many ways.

Territorial Nurses Are Advised of 2020-2021 License Renewal Process

It is a violation of the Virgin Islands Code to work with a lapsed Registration Certificate (license). Certificates received after Oct. 31 may not be able to be processed by Jan. 1, 2020.

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Is Sept. 18, Free Testing Offered

Testing is free and confidential. To be tested go to Frederiksted Heath Care (West) -- Division of Social and Community Programs between noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18.

DOH Addresses Residents’ Concerns About Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Some Virgin Islands residents have expressed concern about a rare mosquito-borne illness called Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as Triple E or EEE, that is currently affecting certain areas of the United States.

Department of Health Advises on Best Practices After Hurricane

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) provides the following recommendations to help residents stay safe and healthy as the territory recovers from Hurricane Dorian.

Disaster Distress Helpline Provides Post Hurricane Crisis Counseling

The Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects prior to and after such severe storm activity.

NAMI Offers Free Mental Health Peer Support Biweekly by Conference Call

The public is invited to join the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) free biweekly conference call at 3 p.m. on every second and fourth Tuesday.

Urgent Care Facility Coming to St. Croix

The agreement solidifies their affiliation and licenses the Baptist Health International brand for an urgent care center on St. Croix, which is expected to open during the fourth quarter of 2019.

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