The mission of the West Piedmont Health District is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing promotion of disease prevention and environmental protection.
News & Events
For information on emergency closings and/or delayed openings:
– Listen to the following radio stations:
WHEO (1270 AM) – Stuart, VA (Patrick County Health Department)
WYTI (1570 AM) – Rocky Mount, VA (Franklin County Health Department)
WZBB (99.9 FM) – Bassett, VA (Henry/Martinsville Health Department)
– Call your local health department
– Tune in to the following TV stations or visit their website:
WDBJ7 – http://www.wdbj7.com
WSLS10 – http://wsls.com/
Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WestPiedmontHealthDistrict
Communicable Disease Reporting
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 you healthy too by getting a seasonal flu vaccine. Even if the vaccine isn’t a perfect match with the circulating flu viruses, it’s still the best way to prevent getting the flu. Be sure to wash your hands frequently. If you do get sick, remember to cough into your arm or elbow, and stay home so you don’t spread the illness to others.