Guam – A Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Public Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System will allow island veterans to be seen at the Northern and Southern public health clinics.
Governor Eddie Calvo signed the MOU earlier this week allowing the Pacific Island Health Care System’s Rural Health Extension Care team to use two examining rooms at the Northern regional health center and the Southern regional health center. The team will be at each clinic two days out of the week providing free medical care to island veterans. The team consists of a medical doctor a registered nurse a psychiatrist and a medical support assistant who will provide primary and mental health care to veterans. “It’s a pilot program and we hope it will succeed. It’s an attempt to get more veterans involved in medical care. Veterans who are unable to be seen at the Agana Heights veterans clinic because of scheduling problems or other reasons,” said Guam Veterans Affairs Office Director John Unpingco. The program will be paid for by federal funds and the team is expected to be in place by April.