A service to help men and women plan their families. This enables them to plan pregnancies when they are ready and prevent unplanned pregnancies.
An annual gynecological examination that may includes a breast exam; pap test; screening for Sexually Transmitted Illnesses (STIs); preconception and nutrition information; and health education and counseling all based on individual health needs. Birth control methods are provided as part of the yearly exam. Teens and women of child-bearing age, as well as males are encouraged to come for FP services.
Fees are based on income and may be free. Click here to see if you qualify for reduced fees.
Confidential testing and counseling for HIV and AIDS where the client provides his or her name, but the results of the test are confidential.
Anonymous testing sites are where the client does not provide his or her name. A special code is given to the client before testing so that results may be provided. There are several anonymous test sites in Virginia.
For walk-in clinic times or an appointment:
Toll-free to have questions answered by trained counselors:
Virginia HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Hotline
(800) 533-4148, Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m.
Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing vaccine preventable diseases
Immunizations are one of the leading reasons for people living longer. Immunizations prevent many diseases that cause illnesses and sometimes death. During our grand-parents and great grand-parents time, many, many adults died from flu and pneumonia. Children were crippled from polio and tetanus, suffered major organ damage from measles and hepatitis, and died from diphtheria and pertussis. We forget that these illnesses still exists since the vaccines prevent these childhood diseases. If we fail to keep our children vaccinated, these illnesses will appear again.
To be protected against these diseases, children need to adhere to the following schedule:
Childhood Immunization Schedule
If your child has missed any immunizations, take them to your doctor or Health Department as soon as possible to get them caught up and protected.
Adolescents and adults need immunizations also. A tetanus booster is needed every 10 years. However, it is recommended that you receive an extra dose if you get a deep wound contaminated with dirt 5 or more years after your last dose of tetanus.
Everyone should get the flu vaccine each year. The vaccine is changed each year to match the type of flu expected to occur. Protection from adult Pneumonia vaccine only requires one to two doses. If you receive your first dose before age 65, then you should receive another dose after you turn 65 years of age. Additional doses are not needed unless your doctor advises you to have more.
Adolescents should also consider a tetanus booster with the pertussis component (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccine if they did not have it as a child. Hepatitis A is now being recommended by Centers of Disease Control for children. Call your doctor or Health Department to discuss these vaccines.
Are our vaccines safe? They certainly are! Vaccines in the United States go through rigorous testing and approval processes. If there is evidence of problems with a vaccine, it is investigated extensively. Any vaccine found to be unsafe is taken off the market.
Each of our counties has a walk-in clinic for immunization with NO appointment needed.
Amelia – Wednesdays 8:00 – 11:30 am.
Buckingham – Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Charlotte – Mondays 8:00 – 11:30 am.
Cumberland – Wednesdays 8:00 – 11:30 am
Lunenburg – Tuesdays 8:00 – 11:30 am & 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Nottoway – Mondays 8:00 – 11:30 am & 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Prince Edward – Tuesdays 8:00 – 11:30 am & 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Please bring your child’s immunization record to each visit and always keep a copy of the record. You will need it when your child attends camp, enters or changes school, goes to college, enters the military, etc.
Pregnancy tests, counseling and referral to an OB/GYN are provided during walk in clinics.
Confidential counseling, diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are provided during clinics with an appointment. STIs include Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, genital warts, and herpes simplex. Partner notification is offered.
For more information and clinic times: