Richmond City Health District


Announcements

The Richmond City Health District offices and clinical services will be closed on Friday, January 17, 2020 and Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.


Current Highlights

RVA Lead Paint Hazard Control Program

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 cause permanent damage to the brain and nervous system, affecting growth, learning, behavior, and worse.

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 as well as repairs to improve home safety.

TO LEARN HOW TO QUALIFY, CALL 718-0577 OR CLICK HERE

For information about childhood lead poisoning, 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.