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?
COVID vaccines: On Monday January 11, the New River Health District will begin Phase 1b of our vaccination rollout: inoculating frontline essential workers and individuals over the age of 75. Vaccines are free: provided at no cost to the individual. If you fall into this priority group, visit https://www.nrvroadtowellness.
If you do not fall into this group, please continue to monitor your usual sources of local news. We are required to follow VDH guidance for vaccine eligibility. We will announce eligible groups and vaccine availability as we progress. Thank you in advance for your patience.
COVID testing: The health department offers tests at no charge to anybody who needs or wants a test. We host large drive-through events as needed, but we offer self-collection testing at the Montgomery County Health Department at the shed in the back parking lot. Please call (540) 267-8240 during normal business hours to make an appointment for testing.
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.