Bavaro & Punta Cana July 2, 2023 | 3:16 pm

Clinic for North American veterans opens in Bávaro – Punta Cana

Bávaro, Punta Cana.- Retired veterans of the United States Armed Forces who visit the Bávaro-Punta Cana area have an outpatient clinic at their service.

With the objective of improving their health and well-being, and honoring their sacrifices, the Veterans Community Care Abroad clinic was inaugurated on Avenida España, Corner Plaza, Bávaro.

Alfredo Cordero, retired Army captain and clinic executive, explained that this center is at the service of veterans who served the US for more than 120 days and who reside in the Dominican Republic, however, they are ready to receive active or retired Dominican soldiers, as well as other members of the local community on specific days.

Medical services are free of charge, as they are managed through a program of the US Armed Forces.

The clinic is an outpatient clinic that goes from an initial intervention with a general practitioner who deduces what conditions veterans suffer from, which have been produced or aggravated during military service.

General medicine, psychology, and rehabilitation of physical therapies are offered, as well as therapeutic and relaxing massages, psychiatry, and orthopedics, among other services.

Opening hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (809) 795-1198
WA: (809) 841-1198


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Paul Tierney
July 2, 2023 4:16 pm

Wondering if there are enough veterans to sustain the service? It could be suggested veterans would come from areas bordering and within La Altagracia. It should be checked to see if only veterans with service related medical conditions be provided the service.

Tomas Gato
July 2, 2023 5:18 pm

Several of these centers exist and are being managed by more than one company. Santiago has two that I’m aware of.There are many retired American Vets here. There are many Dominicans that served in the U.S military.
Most but not all the major services are related to service connected issues.
Good to see though. Maybe VA is finally turning the corner.

Carlos Hernandez
July 3, 2023 8:06 am

Great news.

July 3, 2023 4:31 pm

Thanks to Terry Wheat , his hard labor and dedication this idea became reality …
Thank you very much Terry for your altruistic efforts …

July 14, 2023 11:53 am

Personally, I am a disabled vet and will be retiring soon to my home in LaVega. This is welcome news for me and the hundreds if not thousands of vets that reside imn this beautiful country.