A maternity clinic is offered in Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent and operates on a sliding fee scale. The number of visits per month will vary as the pregnancy progresses. The District has a Resource Mothers Program that offers support for pregnant teens.
Family Planning clinic are available at each site. Services include a physical exam, a pap smear, a check for sexually transmitted diseases, a discussion of birth control, treatment of minor vaginal disorders and the contraceptive method of choice.
Immunizations services are available at each site. We also offer immunizations that are required for entry into school, which includes Tdap boosters for entry to the 6th grade. Clinics for influenza and pneumonia immunizations are provided during autumn months and adult immunizations for tetanus, Hepatitis B, and other routine immunizations are provided throughout the year. A helpful website is: immunize.org.
The district offers assistance and refers clients who have been exposed to tuberculosis for chest x-rays, follow-up and medicines as needed.
Sexually transmitted diseases can be treated at the clinics, free of charge. Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling also is available.
Communicable disease investigation, surveillance, and control are District services. The District is actively involved in emergency and disaster planning, including possible pandemic flu events and conducts investigations of suspected food and water borne outbreaks, conducts surveillance for infectious diseases, and provides guidance for rabies exposure.
Women and Infant Children (WIC) Program
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. The program provides screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social service agencies, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support as well as supplemental nutritious foods. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements.
Educational programs on various health-related issues can be scheduled through the district for groups and civic organizations. For more information, people should call the district.
Deputy Registrar services are available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at each site. Certified copies of death records occurring in each County are provided at a cost of $12 per copy. Other services available from the Health Departments include out-of-state transit permits, disinterment and reinterment permits and applications for copies of birth records. Frequently asked questions may be found here: Vital Records Home Page.
Applications for voter registration are available at Health Department Offices. Assistance in completing the form is provided, if requested. Completed forms are given to the County Registrar on a regular basis.