Resources for Health Care Professionals


Clinicians’ Letters

Urgent updates from the Health Commissioner



Archive Clinician Letters

Virginia Medicaid will now cover mosquito repellent for pregnant women and men and women of childbearing age (14-44)

CDC HAN 393 – CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida

Healthcare-Associated Infections

The resources on these pages are for healthcare providers and consumers of healthcare to understand more about:

  • Common types of HAIs and how they occur
  • Infection prevention strategies such as hand hygiene, isolation precautions, and environmental cleaning
  • What patients can do to lower the risk of an HAI
  • Public reporting of HAI data in Virginia
  • Special considerations for preventing infections in certain settings such as acute care hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, or outpatient facilities
  • Available resources from the health department, healthcare facilities, and other state and federal organizations and agencies dedicated to infection prevention and patient safety

Free CME and CE Training Opportunities Available for Health Care Professionals

Free CME and CE courses for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals on public health topics, such as nutrition, child health, prevention and health promotion. Visit the training opportunities page to learn more

Ebola: Information for Health Care Professionals, First Responders and Others

Information on this page pertains to healthcare settings including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities (such as nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities), physicians’ offices, urgent care centers, and outpatient clinics. The recommendations and guidance may also be applicable to other settings where healthcare is delivered, such as school/work health clinics

Updated Guidance and Best Practices

Emergency Preparedness

Meaningful Use

Request Consultation or Presentation on a Range of Public Health Topics

For individual practices and clinics, annual association meetings and healthcare provider conferences.

Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS)

Join the thousands who have registered with Virginia’s free, web-based computerized medical record system for immunization data that documents all immunizations a person has received from all medical sources into one definitive, accurate record. Click here to learn more about what VIIS has to offer.



Mylam Ly
Clinical Liaison
Office of Risk Communication and Education
(804) 864-7263