Community Services and Programs

Baby Care

The Baby Care Program provides case management by Registered Nurses for eligible pregnant women and infants up to two years of age. Our services are free and include pregnancy and parenting information, emotional support, referrals to community resources, home visits, phone support and MUCH more! Please call with your questions and/or to enroll in our program. (757)382-8652 or (757)382-8697


Communicable Disease Program

Focuses on investigation, follow-up and prevention of contagious diseases that pose a risk to the community. (757) 382-8721


Caregiver’s Support Group

Serves adults who are caring for an adult family member or friend.  A Public Health Nurse facilitator leads the support groups which are held at varying times throughout the month. (757) 382-8653


Child Safety Seat Program

Provides car seats for those Chesapeake residents who meet financial and program criteria.
(757) 382-8652


Every Woman’s Life “EWL” – Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Provides free mammograms and Pap tests for eligible women. (757) 382-8658 or (757) 382-8710


FAMIS

FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance program for uninsured children. FAMIS Plus is Virginia’s name for children’s Medicaid. Both provide quality health care for children. If your children qualify, they will be enrolled in either FAMIS or FAMIS Plus based on your household size and income.

FAMIS and FAMIS Plus cover the regular care children need to keep them healthy, plus the services that will help them get better fast if they get hurt or sick. And best of all, you can choose your child’s health plan and doctors.

There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums for FAMIS or FAMIS Plus. With FAMIS, there is a small co-payment of just $2 or $5 when your child gets certain medical services. You will not be asked to pay more than $25 for any FAMIS covered service your child may need. And no matter how many times your child sees the doctor; you will never pay more than $350 in co-pays a year for your children. Some services, such as annual well check-ups and dental services do not require a copayment at all.

Qualifying for FAMIS programs also depends on household income and family size. For your family size, count the number of people included on your federal taxes. If you don’t file taxes, count how many children and stepchildren under age 19 live in your home. Add yourself if you are the mother, father or step-parent of the children. Then add your husband or wife. For example, if you have 2 children and/or stepchildren under age 19 living in your home, plus yourself and your husband, your family size is 4. We determine eligibility based on monthly income before taxes and deductions. The current monthly income limit for a family size of 4 is $4,203.

 Family Size
Yearly
Monthly
1
$24,723
$2,061
2
$33,292
$2,775
3
$41,861
$3,490
4
$50,430
$4,203
5
$58,999
$4,917
6
$67,568
$5,632
7
$76,137
$6,345
8
$84,706
$7,060
Additional person add
$8,569
$715

To apply, call Charleen Thompson 757-469-4436 or 757-382-8684 between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Interpreters are available.

To apply online, visit coverva.org. You can also apply at your local Department of Social Services.

You can also apply for FAMIS if you are caring for a grandchild or relative’s child.

FAMIS Document Requirements for Application

FAMIS Flyer (english)


FAMIS MOMS

FAMIS MOMS and Medicaid for Pregnant Women provide complete health care including dental coverage for women when they are expecting a baby. Good health care during pregnancy is important for you and your baby. Getting early and regular prenatal care increases the likelihood for a healthy birth outcome.

FAMIS MOMS and Medicaid for pregnant women cover prenatal and childbirth services. They provide complete health care coverage during pregnancy and through the 60 day period following the end of the pregnancy.

FAMIS MOMS and Medicaid also have special services for women with high risk pregnancies.

Women not eligible for FAMIS MOMS or Medicaid for pregnant women, may be eligible for Emergency Services Medicaid for delivery services only.

Family Size
Yearly
Monthly
2
$33,292
$2,775
3
$41,861
$3,490
4
$50,430
$4,203
5
$58,999
$4,917
6
$67,568
$5,632
7
$76,137
$6,345
8
$84,706
$7,060
Each additional person
$8,569
$715

Women can apply for FAMIS MOMS and Medicaid the same way that families currently can apply for FAMIS for their children. Applying is easy:

  1. Apply by calling Charleen Thompson at 757-382-8684 or 757-469-4436 Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM. OR
  2. Apply online at www.coverva.org. OR
  3. Apply by calling toll-free 1-855-242-8282 anytime between 8 am and 7 pm, Monday through Friday or 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday. Interpreters are available in most languages.
  4. Apply at your local Department of Social Services.

FAMIS Document Requirements for Application

FAMIS MOMS Flyer (english)


Health Education Seminars

Organizations may requiest educational programs on a variety of health related topics.
(757) 382-8615


Health Fairs

Public Health Nurses and other professionals participate in community health fairs.  Blood pressure screening, health education displays and a variety of other services are available.
(757) 382-8615


Pre-admission Screenings for Adults and Children

Evaluates individuals for nursing home placement and makes referrals for other community based services.  (757) 382-8705


Volunteer Opportunities

Chesapeake Health Department accepts volunteers to supplement and support our staff.  If you would like to learn more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (757) 382-8719

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Fees may be charged for certain services.
Please bring an ID with you.
Please do not bring children that are not being seen for services with you to the clinic.
Please call the Great Bridge clinic at (757)382-8631 or (757)382-8632 if you need additional information.