Portsmouth Health Department

Portsmouth Health Department graphic logo. Portsmouth Health Department Facebook graphic icon and link. 1701 High Street – Suite 102
Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Portsmouth Health Department is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving a healthy and safe community. 
MAIN OFFICE: (757)393-8585 – Monday through Friday – 8:00AM to 4:30PM
WIC: (757)393-5340 – Mon, Tue & Wed, 7:40AM to 5:45PM;  Thu 1:00PM to 6:45PM; Fri Closed
For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact 866-531-3068

Monkeypox Info

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and your local Portsmouth Health District are responding to an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.  For information on monkeypox in Virginia, please visit the VDH monkeypox website.  If you are a healthcare provider, please visit the monkeypox website for healthcare providers. The Portsmouth Health District is working to ensure that residents who have been exposed or are at high risk of being exposed to monkeypox receive a vaccination.  If you are interested in receiving a monkeypox vaccination, please complete our interest form linkor visit our scheduling portal at https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/vdhapps/f?p=710:5


Please see one of the below clinic dates for MONKEYPOX vaccination clinics.


Please see one of the below clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

11/29/2022

12/6/2022

12/13/2022

12/20/2022

12/27/2022

The Portsmouth Health Department is now offering all forms of COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.  Adults age 50 and older and some immunocompromised individuals are now eligible to get a second booster, at least 4 months after their first booster.


Accredited Health Department, Public Health Accreditation Board graphic logo.Portsmouth Health Department Receives National Accreditation

The Portsmouth Health Department is accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board, and is the first health department in Eastern Virginia to achieve this designation. We are committed to the promotion, protection, and preservation of a healthy and environmentally safe community. Through data collection, continuous quality improvement, and community partnerships, the Portsmouth Health Department works to ensure the health and well-being of Portsmouth residents.


Medical Reserve Corps graphic logo.Volunteer for the Portsmouth Health District MRC

PHDMRC volunteers support local public health initiatives and emergency response. There are roles for both medical and non-medical volunteers.  Participate in mass prophylaxis and vaccinations exercises and community disaster drills.  Train with local emergency response partners.  To volunteer, visit www.vamrc.org