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Chesapeake Health District

The Chesapeake Health District is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake.


For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact police dispatch at (757) 382-6161.

Let us know how we are doing! Take an anonymous Customer Service Survey to rate the recent services you received from us. We are always looking to improve our processes and appreciate your feedback! Take our customer survey.

April is STD Awareness Month

Nearly half of all new STD cases occur in people aged 15 to 24. Photo of concerned young woman.


April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. Individuals, health care providers, and community-based organizations are encouraged to bring a renewed sense of enthusiasm and focus to their STD awareness and prevention efforts throughout the month.


Studies show that people who have STDs such as gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis are more likely to get HIV compared to people who are STD-free. And the same behaviors that put you at risk for acquiring these STDs can put you at risk for getting HIV.


The link between STDs and HIV is real. By educating yourself on ways to lower your risk, you can take action to protect your health. STD and HIV testing is a critical step in preventing the spread of disease.


Need to be tested?  Chesapeake Health Department offers confidential examination, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and are provided free of charge. Confidential HIV antibody testing and counseling are also available. (757) 382-8617 and (757) 382-8601


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Protect Yourself from Salmonella

Chicks and Ducks, Protect Yourself from Salmonella Easter is coming, so after you touch duckings or chicks wash your hands so you don't get sick! Click here for a PDF flyer with more information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).


National Public Health Week 2014


Public Health Week is a reminder of our mission: "Chesapeake Health Department is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting health lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake."


Our slogan for this years Public Health Week is "Be Active!" Kids are move likely to be active when other family members are active too. Find ways to build physical activity into your routine.

  • Plan regular activities as a family or schedule a weekly Saturday trip to a park.
  • Limit TV and video games to 1-2 hours a day.
  • Focus on fun rather than skill so kids will want to do it.
  • Encourage kids to play outside with outher children. Be sure where they are playing is safe.
  • Include activity in your daily routine, such as taking the stairs or parking further away at the store and walking.
  • Have your child help with chores that involve physical activity such as sweeping, gardening or walking the dog.
  • Here is a list of physical activities. It's good to expose your child to different activities and let them choose what they like. Some are not based on skill level:
Basketball Kickball Bowling Volleyball
Hiking Hopscotch Catch Biking
Swimming Dancing Sledding Canoeing
Tag Playing outside Jogging Football
Soccer Skating Flying a kite Tennis



Last Updated: 04-03-2014

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