As 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?
Virginia COVID Information Center
COVID vaccines: We are currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1a and Phase 1b. To learn more about these phases including which phase you are eligible for, please visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/. Vaccines are free, provided at no cost to the individual and we are required to follow VDH guidance for vaccine eligibility.
- For the most current information about the New River Health District’s vaccination efforts, visit https://www.nrvroadtowellness.com/covid-vaccines.
- If you do not have access to a computer with an internet connection, you may call 540-838-VACC (8222).
- To pre-register for a free COVID-19 vaccine or to check your pre-registration status, visit https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/.
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 also offers testing Monday through Friday, 9am-11am, at 1 Taylor Avenue, Pearisburg, in the parking lot behind the old hospital. There are signs directing you to the correct location once you arrive. This testing does not require prior registration and is a self-administered nasal swab. Staff will be on-site to offer assistance.
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. We are available 8am-4:30pm M-F, 8am-12 on Saturdays. 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
Please note: We do not currently have yellow fever in stock. There is a shortage in the area and is expected to last through summer. For anyone interested in receiving the vaccine, we recommend using the link below to find a site offering the immunization. Sorry for the inconvenience. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/search-for-stamaril-clinics
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.