Richmond City Health District


Announcements

RCHD offices and clinical services will be closed on Friday, December 13, 2019. We will reopen on Monday, December 16, 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.

Richmond City Health Department is offering free flu shots as a Christmas present to the community

Get your Christmas present early and protect your health this holiday season. Free flu vaccinations are available throughout the month of December. It's our gift to the community.

Flu shots are absolutely free for everyone ages 6-months and older. No insurance or identification are needed. Just walk-in at our 400 East Cary Street clinic any regular business day throughout December between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exception dates are Friday, December 13th and December 24th and December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

For more information on preventing the flu, visit www.flu.gov.


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.