Portsmouth Health Department


The Portsmouth Health Department is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving a healthy and safe community.For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact 866-531-3068

FREE Flu Shot Drive Thru Clinic at TCC Portsmouth Campus – ONE DAY ONLY

Portsmouth Health District in coorperation with the Virginia Department of Health and the Portsmouth Medical Reserve Corps is offering FREE seasonal Flu vaccinations for age 6 months and up. No insurance, no co-pays, no fees! The event will happen on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Tidewater Community College Portsmouth Campus on 120 Campus Drive (Enter off of McLean Street).

Help us exercise our emergency response plans by participating in this event.

Portsmouth Health Department Receives National Accreditation

The Portsmouth Health Department is accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board, and is the first health department in Eastern Virginia to achieve this designation. We are committed to the promotion, protection, and preservation of a healthy and environmentally safe community. Through data collection, continuous quality improvement, and community partnerships, the Portsmouth Health Department works to ensure the health and well-being of Portsmouth residents.

Volunteer for the Portsmouth Health District MRC

PHDMRC volunteers support local public health initiatives and emergency response. There are roles for both medical and non-medical volunteers.  Participate in mass prophylaxis and vaccinations exercises and community disaster drills.  Train with local emergency response partners.  To volunteer, visit www.vamrc.org

The Numbers Don’t Lie – 1 in 3 American Adults Has Pre-Diabetes

With a little exercise and a change in diet, it can be reversed.

Let’s face it, there are millions of reasons why we don’t find the time to make healthy lifestyle choices. Kids, jobs, cat videos on YouTube – we’re busy. But whatever your reason, prediabetes is REAL. So find out if you have prediabetes by taking the test now. You won’t regret it. Take the Risk Test (It’ll only take a minute!)