|Due to the health department’s involvement in the COVID-19 response, clinic schedules have been modified and all clinical services require an appointment. Please call your local health department or click on the appropriate link below for more information: Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford.|
The Rappahannock Area Health District provides medical, environmental, and public health services to residents of the City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties in Virginia.
Updated Clinic Schedule:
Due to staffing constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RAHD has adjusted its clinical services schedule. Please note that all services are now available by appointment only. Please call the appropriate local health department in order to schedule.
Clinical services effective July 6, 2020:
By Appt Only
|Stafford Health Department:
8:30am-12pm and 1pm to 3:15pm
|Caroline Health Department: 8:30am-11:30am
King George Health Department: 1pm-3:15pm
|Spotsylvania Health Department: 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-3:15pm|
|Maternity Clinic- By Appt Only||Fredericksburg Health Department:
|Fredericksburg Health Department:
|Fredericksburg Health Department:
|Family Planning and STI Clinic- By Appt Only||Fredericksburg Health Department:
8am-12pm and 1pm-430pm
2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
RAHD has a call center available to answer questions from the public Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. The phone number is 540-899-4797.
Click here for updated information from VDH regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This page includes updated statistics in Virginia as well as information specific to businesses, schools, community partners, healthcare providers, and individuals/households. Additional information is available on the CDC website or by phone at 877-ASK-VDH3.
Complaints for violations of Executive Order 63 (Face Coverings) or Executive Order 65 (Phase Two Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions) can now be submitted online using this form.
To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Rappahannock Area Health District encourages everyone to:
- Stay at home to the greatest extent possible
- Practice social distancing by maintaining at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when you must be out in public
- If you are an essential worker or need to complete an essential task such as grocery shopping, wear a cloth face covering.
- Do not go out in public if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as a cough or a fever.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid contact with sick people
Additional information and recommendations:
- New research has helped to identify which underlying medical conditions are most at risk for severe cases of COVID-19. More information is available here.
- In line with CDC guidance, RAHD recommends cloth masks or face coverings when in public settings to prevent the spread of disease and protect others.
- The CDC notes that purchased or homemade face coverings will not prevent individuals from catching the COVID-19 virus, but will help prevent people who have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Members of the public are not encouraged to use medical face masks or N95s in order to preserve the stock of these items for medical providers.
- How to Make Your own Face Covering
- Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
- Executive Order 63: Requirement to wear face covering while inside buildings
- Residents with questions about Executive Order 63 are encouraged to call the Virginia Department of Health at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)
- Guidance for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations | CDC
- CDC Print Resources in Multiple Languages
- Running Essential Errands
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resources in RAHD
- Daily Life and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- What to do if you are sick
- Safer at Home: Phase Three Guidelines for all Business Sectors
- Executive Order 65: Phase 2 Easing of Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)