We are Healthcare Providers for the Veterans’ Administration!
Under the new Mission Act, all Veterans enrolled for care with the VA are eligible to receive Acupuncture and/or Chiropractic care here at East Hawaii Wellness Center!
In order to take advantage of our services, free of any charge to you, you must first be approved by the VA. This means contacting your primary care physician at the VA clinic and requesting a referral. You must be specific about asking for Cathrine Wingate for Acupuncture or Dr. Dean Guida for Chiropractic. Our address is 36 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720.
Your doctor’s referral will be sent to Honolulu for approval and implementation by Care in the Community. You will be contacted to find out what your appointment preferences are, and once we receive your authorization, we can get you on the schedule.
Remember, you have the right to see the practitioner of your choice, not one randomly assigned to you. If you have any difficulties, please contact us for further assistance.
The VA is undergoing some structural changes at this time. Generally speaking, you will be given a set number of treatments to be used in approximately 60 days. If you wish, we can then request more visits and/or more time, as needed. At certain intervals in your treatment regimen, you may be required to contact your primary care physician to request a new authorization.
We look forward to meeting you and serving you soon!”