Rappahannock Area Health District

Caring for a Healthy CommunityThe 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.

Mission: The mission of the Rappahannock Area Health District is to be a proactive advocate to protect and promote health and well-being in the communities we serve.

Vision: The Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) is recognized as a trusted source of public health information in our community. RAHD is flexible, adaptable and proactive. We value and invest in a dedicated group of professionals.

Values: The Rappahannock Area Health District values competence, integrity, and being a trusted source of public health information.


Seasonal Influenza

Getting the flu means missing work, school, and special events like the big game, a wedding, spring break or a special birthday party. It puts life on hold. But even worse, for people at higher risk for complications it can be very serious, even life threatening. Stay healthy and help keep the people closest to … Continue reading

Rappahannock MRCThe 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.


Visit the CDC’s Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents to strengthen future communications between healthcare professionals and parents.


Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. Be sure to visit our News in the District web page to find out more about World TB Day, TB statistics, and a short history of its discovery.


Please contact your local Health Department for availability and schedules.