Health Care Services

*** In consideration of the health and safety of our clients, patients and staff, The Chesapeake Health Department will continue offering clinic services for Family Planning, Immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and WIC BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Family Planning Services

*** Family Planning Clinics will offer birth control medication for current patients. Depo shots by appointment only. Please call (757) 382-8631.

Family Planning services include health assessments, physical examinations, education, laboratory tests
and birth control methods. Methods available include birth control pills, condoms, long lasting implants
(Nexplanon), NUVA ring, IUD’s and Depo-Provera injections.

You can explore your options at www.bedsider.org

Family Planning Clinics

• Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Call (757) 382-8687 to make an appointment

• Express birth control visits are offered during STD Clinic

** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY **


Immunization Services

Routinely recommended immunizations are available for children and adults during our walk-in clinics (as slots are available). Please bring current immunization record and insurance information (if applicable) during time of registration. Please call (757) 382-8631 for more information.

** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY **

School-required vaccines for children are free of charge. Virginia Required Vaccines for School Entry: Min-Requirements.pdf

Routinely recommended vaccines for ages 0- 6 years old: parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf

Routinely recommended vaccines for ages 7 years to 18 years old: parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf

Routinely recommended vaccines for adults: CDC Adolescent Recommendations <website>

Titers (blood tests to check immunity) are available for the following:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B

Titer results may take up to 2-3 business days to return.

Preventing Hepatitis A Virus

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the consumption of contaminated food or water, or from an person infected with hepatitis A. Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, that usually resolve within 2 months of infection; most children less than 6 years of age do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection. Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated. We offer all vaccinations, including hepatitis A, in our walk in clinics and at no charge to children under 18. Click here for our hours of operation for immunizations.

VDH Epidemiology Facts about Hepatitis A

CDC Hepatitis A Information


 

STD Clinic – Sexual Wellness

Confidential examination, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and confidential HIV antibody testing and counseling are available. The fees for these services are based on an income sliding scale but those who are unable to pay WILL NOT be turned away.  For questions please call (757) 382-8631.

** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY **


Chesapeake Wellness Program

Comprehensive health services are provided for uninsured people with HIV/AIDS.  Clients must meet specific eligibility guidelines.
(757) 382-8605


School Entrance Exams

Physical examinations that are required for Kindergarten entry into the Chesapeake City school system are provided at no cost to uninsured residents of the city of Chesapeake by appointment and provider availability. (Physical examinations may also be provided to children entering First grade to Sixth grade if required).

All private, Medicaid and/or FAMIS Insurance are not eligible for this program. (757)382-8631


Tuberculosis Screenings

Tuberculosis screenings are conducted to assess for symptoms and risk factors for tuberculosis. We offer tuberculosis skin tests placements (also known as *TST or PPD), and **T-SPOT (blood test). The public health nurse will help determine which method of testing is best for you.

*TST results must be read within 48-72 hours after placement.
**T-SPOT results may take up to 5-7 business days to return.

** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY **

Please call (757) 382-8631 for more information


Occupational Health Services

Occupational Health Services are offered to the Public Safety Officers of the City of Chesapeake (Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments). Our services include annual medical examinations (for employee candidates and incumbents), Immunizations, Exposure care, and Workers’ compensation case management services. Main #: 382-8715, Exposures #: 382-8622, Fax #: 382-8651


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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.