Peninsula Health District

The Peninsula Health Department is currently open for limited essential services. Please call ahead. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • 8am-8pm
1-877-829-4682

The Statewide Pre-Registration System for the COVID-19 vaccine is live!  Please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov to pre-register for a FREE COVID-19 vaccine.

All individuals who have previously filled out a survey or form or signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district will be automatically imported into the new statewide system. Individuals will maintain their current status in the queue, and will be able to search that they are in the new system.

A Message from Your 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 begin vaccination of 1b groups. On Friday, January 22, 2021 our localities, with our support, will begin vaccinating their front line essential workers. On January 21, 2021 a link was added to this site for people over 65 to register. In the coming weeks, only those aged 65 and over will be scheduled as they are the most at risk for infection and death due to Covid 19. We will also work with congregate settings-prisons, shelters-to schedule their staff and residents.

We currently have clinic sites at J Clyde, Victoria, York Senior Center, Williamsburg Visitor Center, CNU, and Hampton Roads Convention Center. Clinics are by appointment only.

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.

 


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

Peninsula Health District's Vaccine Info:
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula/peninsula-health-district-distributes-covid-19-vaccines/

 

Learn About the Vaccine Here:
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work as efficiently as possible to safe guard our community.


CHANGE IN CLINIC HOURS:

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.


WORK NOTES NO LONGER PROVIDED:

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." ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html#more-changes)


ONLINE COVID-19 REPORTING PORTAL:

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.

Check out our blog posts about all things public health here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula/blog-posts/


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