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

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.


C3 SUMMER CAMP – Choices | Chances | Changes

Welcome to the Portsmouth Health Department’s C3 SUMMER CAMP – Choices l Chances l Changes. This is our third consecutive year of delivering engaging summer camps to middle and high school students from in and around the Portsmouth community.  This year’s summer camp is organized into two one-week sessions from July 24 – August 4, 2017 and includes exciting instruction and activities in:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM),
  •  The Arts,
  • Nutrition & Fitness
  • Abstinence Education.

In addition to instruction and fun learning activities, we will be providing breakfast and lunch to all camp attendees.

Click Here to Register for C3 Summer Camp!

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!)