Community Services and Programs

Communicable Disease Program

Focuses on investigation, follow-up and prevention of contagious diseases that pose a risk to the community. (757)382-8655 or (757)382-8637

Caregiver’s Support Group

Serves adults who are caring for an adult family member or friend.  A Public Health Nurse facilitator leads the support groups which are held at varying times throughout the month. (757) 382-8653

Child Safety Seat Program

Provides car seats for those Chesapeake residents who meet financial and program criteria.
(757) 382-8652

Daycare Education and Services

The Chesapeake Health Department has several programs and resources for local daycares to help stop the spread of infectious disease. A resource binder with information on 12 infectious diseases that commonly affect daycares as well as infection control practices including diaper changing, hand hygiene, disinfection and vaccinations is available in both print and electronic form. Daycares may request PPE including face masks and COVID tests, available for pick up at the health department. Educational programs, including GloGerm training for hand washing, is available to be done on-site at daycares by a health department staff member.

If you are a daycare director or staff member and would like to learn more, request resources, or need other health related assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out: (804)588-2706.

Electronic Daycare Resource Binder.pdf [58mb, Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Every Woman’s Life “EWL” – Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Provides free mammograms and Pap tests for eligible women. (757) 382-8658 or (757) 382-8710

Health Education Seminars

Organizations may request educational programs on a variety of health related topics.
(757) 382-8649

Health Fairs

Public Health Nurses and other professionals participate in community health fairs.  Blood pressure screening, health education displays and a variety of other services are available.
(757) 382-8649

Volunteer Opportunities

Love to help others?  Join the The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Chesapeake!  MRC is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Each of the 22 local MRC units across Virginia are comprised of teams of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested non-medical community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and health emergencies throughout Virginia. Contact the Chesapeake Medical Reserve Corp Volunteer Coordinator, Tom Johnson,

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Fees may be charged for certain services.
Please bring an ID with you.
Please do not bring children that are not being seen for services with you to the clinic.
Please call the Great Bridge clinic at (757)382-8631 or (757)382-8632 if you need additional information.