Central Shenandoah Health District

Protecting and promoting the health and well-being of residents in the Central Shenandoah Valley.

Our vision is Healthy People in Healthy Communities! We are one of 35 local health districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We serve the counties of Rockbridge, Bath, Augusta, Highland and Rockingham and the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington and Buena Vista


The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Central Shenandoah Health District are responding to an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. For information on monkeypox in Virginia, please visit the VDH monkeypox website. If you are a healthcare provider, please visit the monkeypox website for healthcare providers

The Central Shenandoah Health District is working to ensure that residents who have been exposed or are at high risk of being exposed to monkeypox receive a vaccination.  If you are interested in receiving a monkeypox vaccination, please visit vase.vdh.virginia.govto make an appointment. Anyone eligible may now make an appointment for a vaccine.


We are currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone eligible!

Effective immediately, Central Shenandoah Health District is offering COVID-19 booster doses and second booster doses for eligible individuals. Make your appointment online at vase.vdh.virginia.gov  or by calling our COVID-19 hotline at 855-949-8378. 

Waynesboro Health Department Location Update:

We are moving! After August 13th, the current Waynesboro Health Department location will be closed to the public as we transition to a new location. Our new location will open in the Spring of 2023. All Waynesboro Health Department services will temporarily be transitioned to the Staunton Augusta Health Department location at 1414 N. Augusta Street, Staunton, VA 24401.

Stay tuned for more information!

Looking for guidance on what to do if you can’t find infant formula? Click here for the latest guidance from the Virginia Department of Health. 

CSHD COVID-19 Hotline

For questions or assistance regarding COVID-19, please call 1-855-949-8378
Our hotline operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Información sobre la vacuna COVID-19:


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The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a force of medical and non-medical volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency.

Quit Now Virginia

Quit Now Virginia is a toll-free tobacco cessation phone counseling service that is provided to Virginia residents aged 13 and older 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may receive one-on-one cessation counseling, information and self-help materials for residents who want to quit smoking or using tobacco.

The counseling offered by the specially trained Quit Coaches, combined with medication prescribed by healthcare providers, give the best chance of quitting successfully.

1-800-QUIT-NOW / 1-800-784-8669

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