Richmond City Health District


Announcements

Our offices and clinical services will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.


Current Highlights

RVA Lead Paint Hazard Control Project

Lead paint and dust in older homes is a dangerous health hazard. Young children and pregnant women are most at risk.

Even low blood-lead levels can have long-term effects on IQ, organs in the body and nervous system.

Whether you rent or own, if you’re pregnant or children under age six live in or visit your home, you may qualify for free home repairs to remove lead paint hazards.

CALL 804 – 718-0577 and learn how to qualify or click here.


Opioid Crisis

Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others.

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relieversheroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

Visit the website for the Regional Opioid Taskforce: opioidsolutionsrva.com.

Click here for more opioid and REVIVE! training information

Click here for information on Health Fairs and Outreach,  STI Evening Screening Clinic, Food Safety Training, WIC, Tobacco Free Schools, My Meal Detective and Refugee Program.