Richmond City Health District

The Richmond City Health District (RCHD) provides a comprehensive set of public health programs and services for Richmond City. RCHD efforts include clinical, field and community based efforts in the area of reproductive health, communicable disease control, various categorical public health programs, environmental health, and disaster preparedness and response.

The mission of RCHD is to promote healthy living, protect the environment, prevent disease and prepare the community for disasters.

The general operation hours at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Mayor Levar Stoney is calling on parents of 5th graders to help them LEVEL UP! to the 6th grade by getting the required Tdap vaccination. All students who return this completed form will be entered into a school-wide drawing for a $50.00 gift card. See your pediatrician for a vaccination or click here for an immunization schedule. Challenge ends on June 2nd. En Espanol.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

 

Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. That means the vast majority of stroke deaths and disabilities never have to happen. Learn how to keep your blood pressure under control to reduce your stroke risk.

The high blood pressure infographic explains how high blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the brain, increasing the chances of strokes from clots or ruptures. It gives a clear understanding why controlling blood pressure is so important. Together, we can end stroke!

April is STD Awareness Month

Once nearing elimination, national data find that syphilis is thriving. Rates are on the rise among men, women, newborns, a majority of age groups, all regions, and almost every race/ethnicity. Syphilis’s resurgence highlights its ability to affect many communities at anytime and anywhere. We cannot accept this as the new normal, and together, we can and must reverse these increases. Know your status. Get tested. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/2017syphilis.htm for more information.

Check out additional News here: RCHD Event Form, STI Free Evening Clinic, WIC, How to Use My Meal Detective, Refugee Clinic, Tobacco Free Schools and Food Safety Training.