November 17, 2017 12:25 pm Last modified: 12:16 pm

Health-Fitness

HHS Activates Aid for Uninsured V.I. Residents Needing Medicine

The program pays for prescription medications for people without health insurance who are affected by disasters. Thirteen pharmacies in the territory participate in EPAP.
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Emergency Prescription Assistance Available in USVI as of Nov. 1

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has activated the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) to help residents of the USVI get medicine, medical supplies, medical equipment and vaccines.
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Department of Health Releases Schedule of Services for Oct. 30-Nov. 3

The people of the Virgin Islands have the following choices to receive medical attention at different locations and at different times.
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St. Croix DOH to Distribute Insulin; Free Tetanus and Flu Shots Available

People can get free insulin, flu shots and tetanus vaccinations tomorrow at DOH's Charles Harwood Complex. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, the DOH will be distributing insulin to the uninsured and under-insured.
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Despite Electrical Issues, Department of Health Still Providing Services

During an inspection of the Charles Harwood Complex’s transfer switch on Tuesday, Oct. 17, an explosion occurred, causing power failure to the building. As a result, there is currently no electricity at the hospital.
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St. Croix DOH to Distribute Free Insulin, Tetanus and Flu Shots on Wednesday, Oct. 18

The V.I. Department of Health between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, will be partnering with the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center.
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Generators Can Be Dangerous; EOC Warns of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are warned against the negative effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. They are strongly warned against the practice of using generators in any enclosed space or indoors.
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Department of Health to Provide Limited Services on St. Croix

Commissioner Michelle S. Davis has determined that the Charles Harwood Complex is unsafe for employees and patients.
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ALERT: DOH Suspends Services on St. Croix

DOH will update the public when it will be able to resume operations
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Proper Cleanup Following Hurricanes Can Reduce Mold, Minimize Health Risks

U.S. Virgin Islanders could encounter dangerous mold while cleaning up their homes after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Survivors can successfully remove mold and protect themselves and their families by taking a few basic precautions.
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