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Rappahannock Area Health District

The Rappahannock Area Health District provides medical, environmental, and public health services to residents of the City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties in Virginia.
 

Please contact your local Health Department for availability and schedules. 

Caroline County Health Department
804-633-5465


Fredericksburg Health Department
540-899-4142


King George Health Department
540-775-3111


Spotsylvania Health Department.
540-507-7400


Stafford Health Department         
540-659-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebola

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Please click here for the latest information on Ebola. You may also reach the VDH Ebola Call Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343)

Influenza (flu)

Influenza (or “the flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza spreads mainly from person to person by droplets from the nose or throat that are released when an infected person coughs or sneezes. There are many things that people can do to prevent themselves or their loved ones from getting or spreading the flu. CDC and VDH recommend that everyone 6 months of age or older receive a flu vaccination each year, especially those who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu. Learn more at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/flu/.

Winter Weather Safety

November 30 - December 6, 2014 is Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia. The Rappahannock Area Health District encourages residents to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.  By preparing for winter emergencies and observing safety precautions during times of inclement weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.

  • Wear cold weather appropriate clothing like gloves, hats, scarves and snow boots. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing and cover your face and mouth if possible.
  • Be aware of the wind chill factor.
  • Remove any wet clothing immediately.
  • Limit your time outdoors.
  • Do not ignore shivering. It's an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.

Learn More:
VDH Cold Weather Safety page
Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

RMRC

The Rappahannock Medical Reserve Corps (RMRC) assists the Health District in its response to public health emergencies and participates in other public health programs to improve the health of the community. For information about joining the RMRC, please click here.

Rappahanock WIC Program
 

Last Updated: 12-03-2014

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