Peninsula Health District

Serving the residents of Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County 




A Message from our Health Director, Dr. Natasha Dwamena:

Our staff and vaccine clinic teams are committed to continuing the fight against COVID-19 in our communities. As we ensure completion of the 1a group, we are eager to include vaccination of 1b groups. Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts are actively preparing to begin vaccination of the 1b priority group population within the next 1-2 weeks. This includes frontline essential workers, people in congregate settings and those aged over 75 years old.
We currently have clinic sites at our Victoria and J Clyde locations with plans to expand to Williamsburg and York County sites. We are also coordinating with local health systems to carry out large scale vaccination events.
As we incorporate 1b groups in our vaccination efforts, we are coordinating with local health systems and municipalities to provide vaccine as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we continue to work together to protect the health of our communities. Please continue to practice safe measures, such as social distancing, face mask use and proper hygiene.

Continue to check here for vaccination updates and clinic information or call 757-594-7496 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.


The Hampton/Peninsula Health Districts are currently vaccinating members of Phase 1A-health care workers. Once this phase is complete, we will transition to Phase 1B which includes people over 75 years of age and specific essential worker categories. People over the age of 65 are in Phase 1c.

You can monitor the Districts’ progress through the Phases by clicking this link:

You can identify your category by clicking this link:

Peninsula Health District’s Vaccine Info: 

Learn About the Vaccine Here:
Peninsula Health District Vaccine Hotline:
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work as efficiently as possible to safe guard our community.

For Peninsula Health District: Effectively Dec 30, 2021, Family Planning, Immunization and Sexual Transmitted Infections will be held on Tuesday and Thursday only by same day appointment. Call 757-594-7400 for Family Planning, 757-594-7410 for Immunizations, 757-594-7164 for STI.
For Hampton Health District: Effectively Dec 30, 2021, Family Planning, Immunization and Sexual Transmitted Infections will be held on Tuesday and Thursday only by same day appointment. Call (757) 727-1172, ext. 21703 for Family Planning, (757) 727-1172, ext. 21717 for Immunizations, (757) 727-1172, ext. 21708 for STI.

Important. Please Read: 

Effective December 18, 2020 Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will no longer provide negative nor positive testing results letters for employers.

This aligns with recommendations from CDC “Employers should not require a COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick to validate their illness, qualify for sick leave, or to return to work.” (

(NEW) Governor Northam announces new statewide restrictions to combat COVID-19

(NEW) Please take this brief vaccine survey.

(NEW) Online Reporting Portal for COVID-19 Case Reports

The new COVID-19 standard adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

The Emergency Temporary Standard also provides that “The employer shall notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.”

COVID-19 case reports must be filed through the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) online reporting portal.  By using this portal, these case reports will ensure VDH and DOLI reporting compliance. The new online reporting portal allows employers to submit up to 10 COVID-19 positive cases.

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Peninsula Health District Phone Number: 757-594-7300 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 

COVID-19 Call Center: 757-594-7069 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

                            The Peninsula Health Department is currently open for limited essential services. Please call ahead.

         We apologize for the inconvenience.

                   Health District Leadership

                        Dr. Natasha Dwamena, MD, MPH, FACOG
Nicole Taylor-Baptist, MHA, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager Senior Gary Hagy, MSEH, Environmental Health Manager
Martin Wheeler, Business Manager Kevin Pearce, MPA, Emergency Coordinator
Cynthia Rieken, MPH, Epidemiologist Irene Ferrainolo, MPH, Population Health Manager
Nancy Lemis, RN, Epidemiologist Laura Mulryan, RDN, WIC Program Coordinator

Our Mission
: Our mission is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people on the Virginia Peninsula.

Our Vision: The Virginia Department of Health focuses on healthy people in healthy communities with of vision to “become the healthiest state in the nation.”  The Hampton/Peninsula Health District adopted as their own to “become the healthiest cities and counties in the state.”

Our Values: Our work is guided by these core values: service; equity; and data informed decision-making.

Service: We value our role as crucial service providers to the people on the Virginia Peninsula and take pride in the quality of the service delivered.

Equity: We value the right of every citizen to receive equitable services from us free of discrimination.

Data Informed Decision-Making:  We value the use to accurate and unbiased data to guide us in defining needs, setting and prioritizing goals, planning programs and services, and monitoring progress.

HPHD Strategic Plan 2018

HPHD Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan