New River Health District

newriverslogoAs an agency, and as individuals, we value hospitality, responsiveness, accountability, compassion, integrity, and cutting-edge expertise. We are committed to protecting all citizens in the New River Valley at all times, preventing disease, and promoting health and wellness. What is Public Health?camera_icon

Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

COVID vaccines: We are currently in phase 2 which includes all individuals age 12 years and older (individuals under the age of 18 need parental consent). Vaccines are free, provided at no cost to the individual.

COVID testing: The health department offers tests at no charge to anybody who needs or wants a test. We offer self-collection testing at the Montgomery County Health Department at the blue shed in the back parking lot. Please call (540) 267-8240 during normal business hours to make an appointment for testing.

Giles County Administration will be offering free COVID-19 Testing by appointment only. The testing location at the Old Hospital will be discontinued. People wishing to be tested should call 540-922-9004 during business hours for their appointment date, time, and location. Testing will take place, by appointment only, between 8:30 and 10:30 AM, Monday through Thursday. All questions and requests for testing should be directed to 540-922-9004. (as is found on our website here:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

New River Health District offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) by appointment only. If you believe you are at risk, please call (540) 267-8240. As of April 1st, 2021, we will be available 8am-4:30pm M-F. If you have general questions about your COVID-19 exposure risk, you may also click here to take a short survey to learn more and to assess your personal risk.

New River Health District

The New River Health District is comprised of the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford, Virginia. District Office headquarters are located in the Montgomery County Health Department in Christiansburg.

News & Events

Do you rely on a well, spring, or cistern? Do you ever wonder about the quality of your water? Do you want to learn more about taking care of your water system and keeping your water safe? If you answered yes to these questions, the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is sponsoring local drinking water clinics to help you learn more about caring for your private water system. Click here for more information! For information on emergency closings and/or delayed openings: -Call the Montgomery County Health Department at 540-585-3300 -Watch WSLS10 -Listen to Vibe 100, 100.1FM or 610 AM; Q99, 99.1FM; K92, 92.3FM; 94.9 Star Country, 94.9FM; or 960AM News Talk Radio -Visit WSLS10 or WDBJ7 Click here to visit our Community Contractors Bulletin Board, where local service providers list their contact information.

VDH Chatbot