Portsmouth Health Department

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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 – 8AM to 4:30PM
WIC(757)393-5340 – Mon, Tue & Wed, 7:40AM to 5:45PM;  Thu 1PM to 6:45PM; Fri Closed
Contact us at phd.info@vdh.virginia.gov.

To report a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact (866)531-3068.

Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal disease is a potentially deadly bacterial infection. It is mainly caused by 5 types of meningococcal bacteria: A, B, C, W, and Y. The outbreak in Virginia is caused by type Y. Symptoms of the disease come on fast and include the following: high fever, stiff neck, vomiting, purple, dark brown or black rash, headache, altered mental state, and muscle aches. Meningococcal disease can kill in as little as 24 hours or cause permanent complications like brain damage, hearing loss, learning disabilities or limb amputations. The disease is easy to spread from person-to-person through sharing anything that comes in contact with saliva, being in close quarters, sharing tobacco or marijuana products, kissing, or being sneezed or coughed upon. Thankfully, you can protect yourself from meningococcal disease with vaccination.  For more information on the meningococcal vaccines, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/index.html If you have any questions, please call 757-393-8585 x8701.


Get Your School Vaccines!

Rising 7th and 12th graders are required to have certain vaccines before entering school. The Portsmouth Health Department is offering TDAP, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccines at the following clinics to make sure your kids are ready to go!

Protect Your Children!

Call (757)393-8585 ext. 8716 to make an immunization appointment anytime this summer!

Portsmouth Health Department
1701 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704


Mpox Info

The Virginia Department of Health continues to respond to mpox vaccination efforts.  For information on mpox in Virginia, please visit the VDH mpox website.  See below clinics for mPox vaccination clinics.


COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 8:15am-11:00am and 12:30pm-3:00pm. Please call 757 393-8585 ext. 8617 for more information and to schedule an appointment. 


Do you need additional services not provided by the Portsmouth Health Department? Complete a self-referral form to be connected to more than 200 trusted community service partners.  After Submission, someone will contact you to connect you to the service that you need.Do you need additional services not provided by the Portsmouth Health Department?

Complete a self-referral form to be connected to more than 200 trusted community service partners.  After Submission, someone will contact you to connect you to the service that you need.


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

 

Website last updated: 01/19/2024