Portsmouth Health Department

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

FREE MASS COVID-19 TESTING EVENT – Click for flyer.

PORTSMOUTH HEALH DEPT – COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATION SCHEDULE – Click for flyer.


For COVID-19 vaccine information, please check Vaccines.gov for vaccination opportunities with community pharmacies and medical provider partners in the City of Portsmouth.


IMPORTANT!!  Services have been modified due to the Coronavirus

WIC – Due to COVID-19 all WIC services are being provided via phone. If you have scheduled an appointment, please stay at home and a WIC staff member will contact you at your scheduled time to complete your visit and issue your benefits over the phone. If you would like to set up an appointment or you need additional assistance from the WIC staff, please call (757) 393-5340 between 1:00pm and 5:45pm to schedule an appointment. Calls will be returned within 24 hours, as messages are checked throughout the day.


 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.


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