New River Health District

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Virginia COVID Information Center

Now Offering Required School Immunizations Clinics
The New River Health District will be hosting clinics offering FREE school-required vaccinations
for rising kindergarten to college-age student. See the flyer below for dates, times and locations.
1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Effective March 1, 2022, the New River Health District will no longer be utilizing the NRHD COVID-19 Call Center (540-267-8240). It will now be an informational line with information regarding testing days and locations only. If you have specific questions regarding COVID-19, please call your local health department. Normal operating hours of the health department 8am-4:30pm M-F, except state holidays. 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.

COVID vaccines: We are currently vaccinating all individuals age 5 years and older (individuals under the age of 18 need parental consent). Vaccines are free, provided at no cost to the individual. Please visit Vase+ Vaccine Appointments Scheduling or call your local health department to schedule a vaccine appointment.

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 local health departments within the New River Health District.

Please call your local health department during normal business hours if you have any questions. Giles County will continue to offer its testing by appointment and independent of the health department. 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:

Now offering flu shots to those 6-months and older. Contact your local health department to schedule an appointment.

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.

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