Press Release
4 December 2015 - 4:45pm

Representatives of three local health clinics in the network of on-island providers have signed the Participating Provider Agreement within the National Health Insurance System.

Mr. Alred Frett of B&F Medical Complex Ltd., Dr. K.P. Anderson of Dr. K. P. Anderson Ltd. and Mrs. Monique Donovan-Neita of Premier Dental signed the agreement with Director of the Social Security Board, Mrs. Antoinette Skelton, on December 2.

Mrs. Skelton stated that she is pleased that the private healthcare providers in the Territory are ensuring that their clients receive the full benefits of the services provided under the National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme.

An agreement was also signed with JIPA Network out of Florida, USA, on October 1, aimed at providing NHI clients with access to high quality healthcare service providers and facilities overseas.

The NHI system took effect with the Declaration of the Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2014 on December 1. The contract signing is among a series of measures undertaken by Government in providing access to quality health care to all residents.

The National Health Insurance takes effect January 1, 2016. For further information on National Health Insurance, please visit the office in the Joshua Smith BVI Social Security Building in Road Town, Tortola; telephone the office at (284) 494-3418 extension 406; email them at info@vinhi.vg; or visit the website at www.vinhi.vg.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates human development and improves the quality of life in the Virgin Islands. 

Author

Adrianna J. Soverall

Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
Email:    asoverall@gov.vg

 

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