Public Health divisions relocated; services limited

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The old DPHSS building in Mangilao. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) announces information for those applying for birth, marriage, and death certificates, burial permits, and prior authorizations for Medicaid and the Medically Indigent Program.

Division of Public Health Office of Vital Statistics

The DPHSS Division of Public Health (DPH) Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) will offer services limited to 2019 new births, marriages, deaths, and burial permits.  The office will begin accepting applications tentatively starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 for 2019 events only.  Issuance of certificates is limited only to 2019 events of births, marriages, deaths, and burial permits.  OVS is temporarily located in the DPHSS Division of Senior Citizens in Castle Mall at 130 University Lane, which is the road leading to the University of Guam in Mangilao. For more information, call OVS at 735-7415 or 735-7421.

Division of Public Welfare Prior Authorizations for Medicaid and Medically Indigent Program

The DPHSS Division of Public Welfare (DPW) office that coordinates benefit care services for prior authorizations of Medicaid and the Medical Indigent Programs is temporarily located at the DPHSS DPW Bureau of Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) in Castle Mall at 130 University Lane, which is the road leading to the University of Guam in Mangilao. For more information, call HCFA at 735-7237 or 735-7472.  DPHSS will begin accepting prior authorization requests at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at its temporary location in Castle Mall.

Division of Public Welfare Bureau of Economic Security

The DPW Bureau of Economic Security (BES) accepts applications for eligibility services (SNAP, cash assistance, Medicaid, MIP, and childcare development fund) at the Northern Region Community Health Center in Dededo, Southern Region Community Health Center in Inarajan, and the Bureau of Management Support (BMS) at Castle Mall in Mangilao.

Division of General Administration

For inquiries concerning general administration, the public may call 635-4422 or 635-7447.

Permanent Locations Open

The Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) in Dededo, the Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC) in Inarajan, the Guam Environmental Public Health Laboratory in Dededo, the DPW Bureau of Social Services Administration (BOSSA) and Health Professional Licensing Office (HPLO) both at the Terlaje Building in Hagåtña, the Division of Senior Citizens at Castle Mall in Mangilao, and the WIC office in Tiyan are open.

For more information, please call the following:

  • Northern Region CHC:  635-7400 or 635-4410
  • Southern Region CHC:  828-7516 or 828-7517
  • Guam Environmental Public Health Laboratory (Dededo):  300-9579
  • Castle Mall (Mangilao):

Division of Senior Citizens (DSC): 734-7415

DPW Bureau of Management Support (BMS): 735-7344

  • Terlaje Building (Hagåtña):

DPW Bureau of Social Services Administration (BOSSA): 475-2653

Health Professional Licensing Office (HPLO): 735-7412

  • Women, Children and Infants (WIC) Tiyan: 475-0290/1