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VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

 

About the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) Honolulu provides a broad range of medical care services, serving an estimated 127,600 veterans throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.  The VAPIHCS provides outpatient medical and mental health care through a main Ambulatory Care Clinic on Oahu (Honolulu) and through five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) on the neighboring islands including:  Hawaii (Hilo and Kona), Maui, Kauai, and Guam.  Traveling clinicians also provide episodic care on Lanai and American Samoa.  A fee basis Internist residing on Molokai provides medical care eight hours/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 16 bed VA Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program formerly in Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, has been successfully relocated to a VA Ward with TAMC on Oahu in December 2005.  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) and Kauai (Lihue).

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center and the Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Extended Care Center, the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System also has community based outpatient clincs (CBOCs) located in —

  • Agana Heights, Guam
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Kahului, Maui
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Lihue, Kauai
  • Pago Pago, American Samoa

Mission

Our mission is to provide integrated and innovative health care services and benefits to eligible veterans and their beneficiaries.

Vision

Our vision is to be the preferred VA model for the 21st century, successfully anticipating and meeting the needs of its customers.

Core Values

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.