mission

Healthy Families, Healthy Babies

Healthy Families, Healthy Babies is a program for pregnant and parenting mothers and fathers in St. Thomas. When participating in this program, our clients receive extensive prenatal, postpartum and inter-conception care.

  • Clients become confident and self-sufficient throughout their pregnancy
  • Clients learn to practice healthy routines that ultimately become their lifestyle
  • Clients receive help navigating enrollment guidelines of government assistance programs to help lessen the economic and emotional hardships
  • Spanish-speaking clients benefit from our medical interpretation services
  • We partner with our clients’ medical care providers to ensure their services improve health outcomes
  • Women of reproductive age between pregnancies receive assistance and education, otherwise known as inter-conception care.

Promoting Healthy Families

The Promoting Healthy Families Initiative (PHFI) aims to increase health care access of uninsured and low-income families. Clients benefit by receiving coordinated services and referrals to health care and social services providers, including:

  • OB/GYN services
  • Public health clinics
  • Family Planning
  • Psychological consultations
  • Education opportunities
  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Enhanced clinical services
  • Nutritional services
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Medical Assistance Program (MAP)
  • Food stamps
  • Emergency Housing
  • Section 8

vision

principles

Prescription Assistance Program

The Pharmacy Assistance Program is for anyone who is uninsured or unable to purchase needed medication. To be eligible for this program your prescription should be effective for six months or longer and your prescription should be made for a trade name only medication (not generic). Participating companies include:

  • Pfizer
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Plus many more

There are five steps to enrolling in this program:

  1. Have your original written prescription of from your doctor
  2. Visit your nearest VIPHC office with your prescription
  3. Complete an enrollment application
  4. Bring the completed form to your doctor to complete his/her sections (physician’s sections will be marked)
  5. Return completed forms with original prescription
    to your family care manager at VIPHC office