Health Department

CHICKAHOMINY HEALTH DISTRICT

Services & Programs Overview

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Surveillance and investigation of all outbreaks and reportable diseases of public health concerns, including suspected food and waterborne illness, as well as COVID-19.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

Develops public health emergency plans, and coordinates the local response to disasters and other public health emergencies. To learn more about volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corp: www.vamrc.org.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Approves permits for wells and septic systems. Inspects hotels, motels, restaurants, schools, campgrounds, summer camps, and others that serve food to the public. Works with animal control to prevent and control rabies.

EVERY WOMAN’S LIFE (EWL)

The EWL program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for women with low income and/or uninsured. Schedule your free mammogram and Pap test today.

FAMILY PLANNING/STI TESTING

Family planning clinics are available at each site on a sliding fee scale. Services include a physical exam, Pap smear, a check for sexually transmitted diseases, treatment of minor vaginal disorders, and providing the contraceptive method of choice.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Includes school entry vaccinations and adult vaccinations; special clinics for influenza and pneumonia immunizations, including flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

MATERNITY SERVICES

A prenatal/maternity clinic is offered at each site, operating on a sliding fee scale. High-risk pregnancies and labor & delivery are managed by our hospital partners.

POPULATION HEALTH

Facilitates local community health assessment, improvement planning and collaborates with partners to identify assets, prioritize health topics and improve health and wellbeing for all. Provides REVIVE! (opioid overdose response) training, the low income safety seat program, the Healthy Heart Ambassador program, and Mental Health First Aid training. For more information call: 804-365-3240

WIC(Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children)

Serving pregnant and postpartum women and children up to age 5, this program provides nutrition information, breastfeeding support and eWIC cards for healthy foods.

Click here to view a flyer of the services in English and Spanish.