States U.S. Virgin Islands

Conditions Screened

U.S. Virgin Islands currently screens for 35 conditions

The U.S. Virgin Islands Program

Each state runs its program differently, for more detailed information please visit their website here.

Download Brochure

The U.S. Virgin Islands do not have a brochure available. You can find more specific information at their website.

What Conditions are Screened For in U.S. Virgin Islands?

Contacts

LaVerne Ragster, PhD 
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewers Bay
St Thomas, VI 00802-9990
(340) 693-1000

US Virgin Islands Department of Health

Darlene A Carty, MA & Patricia Penn
3500 Est Richmond
Charles Harwood Complex
Christiansted, VI 00820
(340) 773-1311

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

C. Patricia Penn<brAssistant Direct, MCH and CSHCN Program
#2C Contact, AQ Bldg, 2nd Floor
St. Thomas, VI 00820
Phone: 340-776-3580
Fax: 340-774-8633

Mavis L. Matthew; MD, MPH
Director, MCH and CSHCN Program
3012 Vitraco Mall, Est. Golden Rock
C'sted, St. Crouix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-713-9924
or 340-713-9925
Fax: 340-713-9928

Search Educational Resources

Looking for resources? Check out our Newborn Screening Education and Training Resource Center.

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About Newborn Screening in U.S. Virgin Islands

Policies and Resources

Support for families:

Once a family learns their child has a condition screened for in the Virgin Islands, a concern may be the increased health care costs. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, a program called the Medical Assistance Program (MAP) can help qualifying families by providing options to help them afford the best care available. The Department of Health's Bureau of Health Insurance and Medical Assistance is the division responsible for administering Medicaid in the Virgin Islands. Individuals who receive cash assistance from the Department of Human Services and are classified as "Categorically Needy" are automatically eligible for Medicaid. Assistance (Spend-Down Program) is also available to persons whose incomes and resources are above or in excess of the allowable income level. The excess income is expected to expand (spent down) before MAP provides assistance.

Storage and Use of Dried Blood Spots:

After your child’s blood has been screened for various conditions, there will remain a little bit of blood left on the specimen card, which is called a “residual dried blood spot”.

The Sample Exchange is a peer-to-peer, de-identified sample sharing program aimed at improving regional knowledge about Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS) screened conditions and local data harmonization within the region; and evaluating the degree of analytical correlation between laboratories. Any samples shared with others will not have any personal or identifying information on them.

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