The goal of WIC is to improve the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The program provides screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social service agencies, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support as well as supplemental nutritious foods. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements. Click here to find out if you’re eligible for WIC. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call (804) 365-4320.
Virginia WIC informational video:
Watch the following videos to learn more about the upcoming eWIC system:
Immunizations services are available at each site. We also offer immunizations that are required for entry into school, which includes Tdap boosters for entry to the 6th grade. Clinics for influenza and pneumonia immunizations are provided during autumn months and adult immunizations for tetanus, Hepatitis B, and other routine immunizations are provided throughout the year. A helpful website is: immunize.org. At the health department we offer immunizations for all ages. We give immunizations for school entry as well as vaccines for international travel. We also have flu, pneumonia and zoster vaccines available. Find out more by calling your local health department.
Family Planning clinics are available at each site. Services include a physical exam, a pap smear, a check for sexually transmitted diseases, a discussion of birth control, treatment of minor vaginal disorders and the contraceptive method of choice. Services are available by sliding fee scale.
Sexually transmitted diseases can be treated at the clinics, free of charge. Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling also is available.
Chickahominy Health District provides communicable disease investigation and surveillance, including Tuberculosis and Rabies. The District is actively involved in emergency and disaster planning, including possible pandemic flu events.
Investigation of suspected food and water borne outbreaks is also provided.
Deputy Registrar services are available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at each site. Certified copies of death records are provided at a cost of $12 per copy. Other services available from the Health Departments include applications for copies of birth records, as well as marriage and divorce certificates. For more information, visit our Vital Records Homepage.
Applications for voter registration are available at Health Department Offices. Assistance in completing the form is provided, if requested. Completed forms are given to the County Registrar on a regular basis.
Educational programs on various health-related issues can be scheduled through the district for groups and civic organizations. For more information, people should call the district.
Chickahominy Health District participates in the state wide car seat distribution program. Seats are available for children from birth to 8 years of age. The District receives a limited amount of car seats on a regular basis which are given to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. The requirements include:
- Live in the county where you apply for the car seat
- Complete the application & attend the safety seat training class
- Medicaid recipient, Medicaid eligible, or meet the health department’s low income eligibility guidelines.
For any questions or concerns about the program please contact your local health department:
Hanover County: (804) 365-4313
Goochland County: (804) 556-5843
New Kent County: (804) 966-9640
Charles City County: (804) 829-2490