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Mission Statement
The Mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Clinic is to promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury and disability in the citizens of Virginia Beach. Prevention services are the main focus of the clinics. A multi-disciplinary public health team provides services to improve or maintain the well being of the person and the community as a whole. The Health Department provides direct services for specific diseases that threaten the health of the community and develops programs that prevent, contain, and control the transmission of infectious diseases. Health services, including preventive health services, are provided to high risk and vulnerable populations. Services include coordination, education, follow-up, referral, and case management as indicated.


Please direct comments or queries about our clinical programs to Nicole Taylor-Baptiste, Nurse Manager, Virginia Beach Department of Public Health


Eligibility

Eligibility requirements vary depending on the service provided. Some services are free, some are a flat fee and others have a fee based on a sliding scale. Sliding scale means that in general, the more income you have, the larger the fee you pay for services. Financial eligibility is determined annually and whenever there is a change in financial status. You must have identification and proof of income when services are provided. Click below to view what documents are acceptable for proof of identification and income.
Proof of Identification
 
Proof of Income

Flat Fee Services:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Tuberculin testing for adults
  • Routine Adult Immunizations - based on cost of vaccine plus administrative fees
  • Call for further information

Free Services:

  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Investigation of Communicable Diseases
  • Identification and testing of contacts of Tuberculosis cases
  • Required Childhood Immunizations (birth up to nineteenth birthday.)

Sliding Scale Services:

  • Family Planning Services
  • Maternity Services
  • Pediatric Services
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • Dental Services (free to children in school lunch program)

Sliding Scale Guidelines:

Based on client income, payment will be full fee, 95% (of full fee), 75%, 50%, 25%, 10% or free.

Family Size

Free if less than:

Full Fee if above:

1

$11,670

$29,426

2

$15,730

$39,826

3

$19,790

$50,226

4

$23,850

$60,226

5

$27,910

$71,026

6

$31,970

$81,426

7

$36,030

$91,826

8

$40,090

$102,226

9

$44,150

$112,626

10

$48,210

$123,025

 

Clinic Information

Call 757-518-2700 for specific Virginia Beach Department of Public Health clinic hours for all clinics listed below:


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Communicable Disease

HIV
Free, confidential testing, counseling and education for HIV.
Nurses and a Health Counselor are available for this service. The Health Counselor provides confidential counseling and partner notification services for clients who are found to be HIV positive and counseling and notification services for physicians and their clients. 

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health does not offer anonymous HIV testing. 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Free, confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment are available for most common sexually transmitted diseases. Clinics are open to all sexually active people and are held on a walk-in basis. Nurses and a Health Counselor are available to provide education and counseling services related to STD and to assist patients to contact partners that need testing and/or treatment. 

Tuberculosis

Persons who are concerned about tuberculosis may receive information and/or consultation. Case management services are provided for persons who are suspected to have tuberculosis, have a confirmed case of tuberculosis or who have latent tuberculosis infection. DOT (directly observed therapy) is available for patients with tuberculosis disease, including those patients who are being managed by private physicians. Medical care related to tuberculosis is available for uninsured, financially eligible persons. This includes skin testing for tuberculosis, chest X-rays, laboratory work and medication. A fee may be charged for some services depending on the ability to pay.

Other Communicable Diseases
Information about other communicable diseases is available by calling 757-518-2745. Investigation of disease outbreaks is conducted through this program. 


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Dental Care

Dental services are provided to children ages 6 to 18, and are free to those in the Free School Lunch programs. For other children, fees are based on a sliding scale. Exams, X-rays, cleaning, sealants, restorations, selective root-canal and extractions are among the services available.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 518-2694


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Family Planning

Family Planning
Family Planning Clinic services assist women and men in planning their families. Clients must meet eligibility requirements and a fee may be charged based on ability to pay. Comprehensive and Confidential health services include:

  • Birth control through oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, IUD insertion, condoms, and nuvarings.
  • Breast exam and self breast exam education
  • Pap smears
  • Nutrition information
  • Safe sex information
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Preconception health information
  • Family planning counseling

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 518-2700, (Press 1 for clinic, then 0 for operator)

Pediatrics
Limited pediatric services are provided for infants and children, age birth to 6 months and children routine school physicals up to age 18 for  those who do not have access to other resources and meet financial eligibility requirements. A fee may be charged based on ability to pay. Services provided include:

  • Comprehensive health and developmental history
  • Comprehensive physical examination/school entrance exam
  • Developmental screen (gross and fine motor skills, cognitive, speech/language and psychosocial)
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Dental health screening
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Laboratory screening tests appropriate to age and risk including blood lead level assessment
  • Age appropriate immunizations
  • Problem identification and referral if needed
  • Anticipatory guidance and counseling including injury prevention
  • Limited sick child visits

Sports and camp physicals are not services offered in the Pediatric clinics. For more information,  please click links for I & O Medical Center www.iandomedical.com , and First Choice Medical http://firstchoicemedicalcenter.com  
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 518-2700, (Press 1 for clinic, then 0 for operator)


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Maternity services

Maternity services are provided to ensure access and early entry into care for pregnant women. This is accomplished through two programs:

Pregnancy Referral Services provide Medicaid eligibility and prenatal care resources for pregnant women. A risk assessment is provided and Medicaid eligible women are referred to participating private providers for prenatal care. Determination of WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) eligibility is also provided. View WIC Program info.
Maternity Clinic provides comprehensive prenatal care to women not eligible for Medicaid or without private insurance. Services include prenatal visits, risk assessment, complete medical history, sign and symptoms of pregnancy teaching, counseling, determination of WIC eligibility, ultrasounds, prenatal testing, child preparation, nutrition, and referral for other services.


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Pregnancy Testing

Confidential pregnancy testing is available daily on a walk in basis. Results are provided Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 am and Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Referral and counseling regarding results is provided. A fee is charged.


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Pediatrics

Pediatric services are provided for infants and children, who do not have access to other resources and meet financial eligibility requirements. A fee may be charged based on ability to pay. Services provided include:

  • Comprehensive health and developmental history
  • Comprehensive physical examination/school entrance exam
  • Developmental screen (gross and fine motor skills, cognitive, speech and language, and psychosocial)
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Dental health screening
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Laboratory screening tests appropriate to age and risk including blood lead level assessment
  • Age appropriate immunizations
  • Problem identification and referral if needed
  • Anticipatory guidance and counseling including injury prevention

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Laboratory Services

Laboratory services are available on site only for patients seen in the health department clinics.  Most specimens are sent to an outside laboratory for processing.


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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Services
The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health offers a medication room on-site to provide medications at a reduced cost or no cost for clients seen in our clinics.  Prescriptions are not accepted from clinicians outside of the health department.  Tylenol drops and Tylenol elixir are available for purchase at a reduced cost for children receiving immunizations on the day the immunizations are received.  Condoms are available for purchase at 12 for $1.20.  You do not have to be a health department patient to buy condoms.


AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) 
The VBDPH serves as an ADAP drug pick-up site.  You do not have to be a patient at the health department to pick-up medications here.  You must have been approved for medications under the ADAP program and designated VBDPH as your pick-up site.
ADAP immunizations are available through the immunization clinic.  The patient must be approved for ADAP and must a have a prescription from their physician for the immunization(s) they are to receive.
Link to VDH ADAP Information http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/DiseasePrevention/Programs/ADAP/index.htm

Medication Eligibility Hotline 1-855-362-0658

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Immunizations

When do children and teens need shots?

This chart shows acceptable age ranges for shots. Ask your health-care provider to tell you when your child should get shots.

Childs Age

Shot

Birth

Hep B (hepatitis B)

1 - 2 months

Hep

2 months

DTaP (diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis)
IPV (Polio)
Hib (H.influenzae type B)
PCV (pneumococcal disease)
ROTA (rotavirus)

4 months

DTaP 
IPV
Hep B
(if needed)
Hib
PCV
ROTA

6 months

DtaP
Hib
(if needed)
PCV
Rota

6 - 18 months

HEP B
IPV

6 - 59 months (yearly)

Influenza (flu) with 2 doses needed 1st year

12 -15 months

Hib
MMR
(measles, mumps, and rubella)
PCV
Var (chickenpox)

12 - 23 months

Hep A (hepatitis A)

15 - 18 months

DTaP

18+ months

Hep A at least 6 months after 1st dose

4 - 6 years (before starting school)

MMR
DTaP
IPV
Var

11 - 12 years

MCV4 (meningoccal disease)
Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis)
HPV (human papillomavirus) for females with a 2nd dosein 2 months and a 3rd dose in 6 months

 

Immunization Clinic Schedule

Bring Your Shot Record!
Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
4452 Corporation Lane

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Afternoons
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Walk in only, limited number per clinic
Additional clinic times by appointment only:
Friday Mornings: 8:15 am to 10:30 am


PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

Shot record
Picture ID for adult authorizing services
Health insurance information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 518-2700, (Press 1 for clinic, then 0 for operator)


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Other Programs

Newcomer Health (Refugee Services)

The goal of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is to ensure refugees receive an initial health screening within 45 days of arrival in Virginia Beach.  A refugee is a person who has fled his/her country due to fear of persecution.   All refugees are provided health screening, tuberculosis screening, dental screening and immunizations, if needed.  School physicals can be completed for children entering school.  Referrals are made on an “as needed” basis.  All physical assessments must be completed within 90 days of the date of arrival in the United States or the service cannot be provided.  To schedule an appointment for services, contact the Newcomer Health Public Health Nurse at 518-2721.
Link to VDH Newcomer Health Information

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/DiseasePrevention/Programs/NewcomerHealth/index.htm

 


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Links

American Social Health Association
A page dedicated to stopping sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their harmful consequences.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Our National agency for promotion of health and quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.


Health Links

Pandemic Flu - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Last Updated: 06-21-2015

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