Other Services

Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP & R)

Our mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. The Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs involve state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. Funding to support these efforts is provided through grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Health Resources Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Vital Statistics

Each site provides acknowledgement of paternity (adding father’s information to birth certificates); applications and certified copies for Virginia birth, death, and marriage certificates

Medicaid Screening (EPSDT)

Medicaid recipients up to age eighteen can receive routine physical examinations and screenings at their local health department.

Population Health and Outreach

Public health staff is available to answer your health questions through your local health department. They also are available to speak to community organizations, schools, youth groups, and churches. Reference materials, informative pamphlets, and literature can also be obtained through your public health department.