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CDC| Family Planning | HIV/AIDS Testing | Immunization | Infant & Toddler Connection of Central VA | Maternity | Pregnancy Tests | STD Testing and Treatment | TB Screening | Well Child Clinic | WIC Nutrition and Supplemental Food Progam


Communicable Disease Prevention & Control

What
In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Surveillance and Investigation (DSI), we provide surveillance, investigation, and follow up of communicable diseases that are reportable by medical providers and laboratories.

This includes:
 • Community outreach, education, and in-services trainings

 • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment, counseling and referral

 • Childhood and adult immunizations, counseling and referral

 • Initial health assessment of all newly arriving immigrants with refugee or asylum status through the Virginia Newcomers Health Program. (VNHP)

Contact
Haley Phillips, District Epidemiologist
(434) 947-2692 or haley.phillips@vdh.virginia.gov

Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov


Family Planning

What
Birth control methods are provided as part of yearly exam. Visit also includes Pap test, breast exam, screening for STDs, health education and counseling.

For Whom
Teens and women of childbearing age

Fees
Based on income.

Call
For information and to make an appointment:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

Links
The National Women’s Health Information Center
http://www.4woman.gov/faq/birthcont.htm


HIV/AIDS Testing

What
Confidential testing and counseling for HIV and AIDS,

For Whom
Anyone

Fees
No charge for routine tesing

Call
For clinic times:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

Toll-free to have questions answered by trained counselors:
Virginia HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Hotline
(800) 533-4148, Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m.

Links
Virginia Department of Health Division of HIV, STD and Pharmacy Services
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/DiseasePrevention/Programs/STD/index.htm


Immunization

What
The immunization program in Central Virginia provides the following services to the community:

  • Provides recommended and required immunizations to children and adults.
  • Educates the public and private sector regarding immunization practices and general vaccination policy, to assure public safety.
  • Participates with the Vaccine for Children program, offering vaccination required for school.
  • Offers travel health consultations and immunizations services for those who travel abroad.
  • Participates in a number of community events to promote immunizations.
  • The Central Virginia health district follows ACIP and AAP recommendations.
  • Provides immunizations for persons completing immigration requirements.

For Whom
Immunizations are offered to infants, children, adolescents and adults.  No appointment is needed for routine immunizations.  The health department also offers immunizations for immigrants and travelers.

Immunization Hours
No appointment is needed for routine immunizations. Immigration patients and travelers seeking immunizations are REQUIRED to have an appointment. Please note immigration services and travel health immunizations are ONLY offered at the Lynchburg Health Department. Please contact each health department for immunization hours.

Fees
Please contact the health department business office regarding charges for immunizations.  The health departments in Central Virginia participate with some major insurance carriers.  If charges are applicable they are required to be paid at time of services.  Most payment options are accepted.

Call
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

Additional Information

  • It is recommended that all persons coming in for immunization services bring a copy of their most up to date immunization record.
  • Persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or someone over the age of 18 years acting on their behalf.

Links
Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines

School and Day-Care Immunization Requirements
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/immunization/

Travel Health Information
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/

General Vaccination Information
http://www.immunize.org


Infant & Toddler Connection of Central VA

The Infant & Toddler Connection provides supports and services for children birth to three years of age and their families so that families can help their child learn during everyday activities and routines. For most children and families services are provided in the home but can also be provided at other places in the community such as child care centers. If you would like further information please contact Gail Briceland at 434-947-2888 or gail.briceland@vdh.virginia.gov.   Infant & Toddler Connection of Central VA serves the areas of Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford City & County, Campbell County and Lynchburg City.


Maternity (Bedford County/Bedford City)

What
Pregnancy care includes:

  • prenatal exams
  • health and nutrition education
  • counseling
  • referral to available community resources

For Whom
Pregnant teens and women who live in Bedford County/Bedford City

Fees
For more information and to make an appointment:
Bedford

Links
WIC


Pregnancy Tests

What
Pregnancy tests, Counseling, Referral

For Whom
Any female who thinks she may be pregnant

Fees
Flat fee

Call
For walk-in clinic times or to make an appointment:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

Links
The National Women’s Health Information Center:
Pregnancy Tests
http://www.4woman.gov/faq/pregtest.htm


STD Testing and Treatment

What
Confidential counseling, diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For Whom
Anyone

Fees
No charge for routine testing/treatment. Non-routine test or medications may have a charge.

Call
For clinic times:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Facts & Information
http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/dstd/disease_info.htm


TB Screening

What
Screenings and skin tests to detect possible exposure to tuberculosis

For Whom
Children, teens and adults

Fees
There is a fee for the TB assessment and placement of the skin test.

Call
For clinic times:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

**There are no skin tests placed on Thursday/Friday.**

Link
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Questions and Answers About TB” http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/faqs/qa.htm


Well Child Clinic

What
Physical and developmental assessment at regular intervals.  Health education for parents.  School required immunizations are provided.

For Whom
Infants and young children

Fees
Based on income

Call
For clinic times:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg


WIC Nutrition and Supplemental Food Program

What
WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
The goal of the program is to improve the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated in Virginia through the Virginia Department of Health.
WIC provides:

  • screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social service agencies
  • nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support
  • supplemental nutritious foods

For Whom

To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements. 

To apply, you will need to bring some information to the WIC appointment:

  • Proof of income (pay stubs, Medicaid card, Food Stamp letter)
  • Proof of identity (driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card)
  • Proof that you live in Virginia (utility bill or other item with your name and street address)

Fees
None

Call
For clinic times and to make an appointment:
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Campbell
Lynchburg

Links
“HealthBites” offers healthy eating tips and recipes for families with young children.
http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/healthbites/welcome.htm


Last Updated: 08-30-2013

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