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.


Chesapeake Health Department Modified Services During COVID-19 Response

In consideration of the health and safety of our clients, patients and staff, The Chesapeake Health Department will continue offering clinic services for Family Planning, Immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and WIC by appointment only. *All Clinics are subject to change based on availability.

Family Planning –  Clinics will offer birth control medication for current patients. Depo shots by appointment only. Please call (757) 382-8631.

WIC –  WIC staff is available to answer all inquiries, including appointment details and benefit issuance. Please call the Great Bridge office at (757) 382-8608 or the South Norfolk satellite office at (757) 382-2651.

BabyCare/WIC – All parenting classes, including nutrition, breastfeeding, car seat, safe sleep and childbirth, are suspended until further notice.

Vital Records – Vital Records services will be available to the general public online only through the Virginia Department of Health. Please follow this link or visit For assistance, please call (757) 382-2994.

Environmental Health – Our services have been modified. For a complete list of services and resource links, please click on Environmental Health on the left hand side of this page. Our staff is still available by phone 757-382-8672 and email

Further adjustments may be made based on this rapidly changing situation. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this public health emergency. Thank you.

Caronavirus Info GraphicCoronavirus – COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and local health officials statewide are monitoring developments surrounding the respiratory outbreak of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan, China. This is a rapidly evolving situation. To provide the latest local information and updates to Virginians, please visit

A regional call center has been setup to provide COVID-19 information.  The call center number is (757)683-2745 and is staffed Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COVER VIRGINIA – Connecting Virginians to Affordable Health Insurance

The Medicaid rules have changed and now more adults living in Virginia have access to quality low-cost and no-cost health coverage. Virginia Medicaid offers several low-cost and no-cost health coverage programs for eligible children, pregnant women and adults, including individuals with disabilities. Find out if you qualify.

The 2020 Census is almost here!UnitedStates Census 2020 Graphic.

The Census determines how millions of dollars in federal funding will get distributed and we want Chesapeake to get all it deserves. For every person who does not take the Census, Chesapeake stands to lose out on $20,000 in federal funds over the next decade.


BabyCare is a free home visiting program through the Chesapeake Health Department. Our team of registered nurses, outreach workers and support staff provide pregnant women and their children with the tools needed for a healthy pregnancy and beyond.  Click here for more information.

Every Woman’s Life – Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Logo Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a program of the Virginia Department of Health that helps uninsured, low-income women gain free access to life saving breast and cervical cancer screenings and services. Click here for more information

Vital Records Certificates

We have made it easy for you to get copies of important legal documents, like birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. Find out more here!

Birth * Death * Marriage * Divorce
$12.00 per search

Vital Records are available to immediate family members only (mother, father, husband, wife, child, brother, sister and grandparents). Valid ID required. Birth records can be issued to a legal guardian with proof of custody.


Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
Prevention and Response Resources

If you, or someone you know, is in a domestic violence or human trafficking situation there is help available. If you are in immediate danger please call 911. For other crisis resources, visit the following:

(757) 251-0144
(757) 631-0710
(757) 251-0144

(757) 625-4248

The National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text INFO to 233733
Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line: 1-866-347-2423
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
South Hampton Roads Coordinated Crisis Response Hotline (757) 251-0144

Healthy Chesapeake – Building a Culture of Wellness Healthy Chesapeake - Coalition of government and businesses for a healther Chesapeake

Healthy Chesapeake is committed to building a culture of wellness that supports, sustains and advocates for a healthier Chesapeake. Working together we can advocate for a healthier Chesapeake where people live, learn, play, work and worship.

Visit our website at or contact us at for more information..