VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
VAPIHCS is committed to providing timely access to a broad range of medical care services, serving an estimated 50,000 veterans throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.
The VAPIHCS provides outpatient medical and mental health care through our main Ambulatory Care Clinic on Oahu (Honolulu) and through seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) including: West Oahu, Hawaii (Hilo and Kona), Maui, Kauai, American Samoa and Guam.
Traveling clinicians also provide episodic care on Lanai and an Internist residing on Molokai provides medical care 3 days a week at the Molokai Rural Health Center. Mental health care is provided by traveling clinicians from the Maui CBOC.
Long term and transitional rehabilitative care services are provided by the VA 60 bed Center for Aging, located on the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) grounds. VA staffed inpatient psychiatric care and partial hospitalization care are also provided within a 20 bed VA operated ward in Tripler Army Medical Center.
A 12 bed VA Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program operates in its temporary site within Tripler Army Medical Center.
Medical inpatient care for veterans is provided by VA hospitalists and Department of Defense (DoD) physicians in TAMC through a VA/DoD sharing agreement, or through non-VA care providers in the community.
Home Based Primary Care is provided on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii (Hilo and Kona),Kauai (Lihue), Maui and Guam.
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