The Chesapeake Health District is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake.
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!
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.
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:
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
Preventing Hepatitis A Virus
Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the consumption of contaminated food or water, or from an person infected with hepatitis A. Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, that usually resolve within 2 months of infection; most children less than 6 years of age do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection. Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated. We offer all vaccinations, including hepatitis A, in our walk in clinics and at no charge to children under 18. Click here for our hours of operation for immunizations.
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.