Richmond City Health District

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Everyone age 12 and older can now get a vaccine!

Walk-up. Online. Phone. Pharmacy.

Any way you choose, it’s free, easy, and safe.

Get yours today!

Language translations and TTY services available at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday-Friday

Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles: 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM–8:00 PM lunes a viernes. 

Local call center: 804.205.3501

Free COVID-19 Testing Events

We are conducting free COVID-19 Community Testing Events in Richmond City and Henrico County. To reduce the load on our call center staff, consider using the COVID-19 Community Testing Event Registration form to make a testing appointment, rather than calling the hotline. If you are unable to use the form, you may call the hotline at (804) 205-3501 to register and find a date and location that is convenient. Community Testing Events are subject to change or cancellation. Testing locations are accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility support devices. Car-side testing is also available for patients on-site as needed.

Thursday 07/29
Henrico West Health Department

8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Henrico, VA 23228
Drive-thru event

Can't make it to one of our free testing events?

Click the button below to see a list of all testing sites in the Richmond/Henrico area.


RHHD Recommends Mask Wearing in Indoor Gathering Places

July 30, 2021 – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts now recommend everyone wear a mask indoors while around others who are not a part of their household, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Following new data that suggest COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent a vaccinated person from spreading COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant, the CDC now recommends areas with high or substantial COVID-19 community transmission wear masks indoors. Both Richmond City and Henrico County are experiencing substantial community transmission…[Read more!]


Richmond Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis

On Monday, July 26, Richmond joined more than 200 other localities across the US to declare racism a public health crisis. By unanimous decision, Richmond City Council adopted the declaration and committed not only to acknowledging disparities and injustices but to becoming an actively anti-racist government that centers racial justice work in all aspects of its work. This is a huge step for our city, though the declaration itself is only a symbol that will need to be followed by bold and consistent action in order to create real change...[Read more!]


Public health impacts of marijuana legalization in Virginia

As of July 1, 2021, marijuana is legal for adults ages 21+ in Virginia. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug that is not fully legal across the US. Evidence shows that in other states across the US, marijuana legalization has a positive correlation with both public safety and racial and economic justice. Historically, Black and Brown people are incarcerated at much higher rates for marijuana possession than their White counterparts, despite possessing marijuana at similar rates. Marijuana legalization has the potential to reduce incarceration rates in Black and Brown communities; reduce the whole-family trauma and instability that often results from incarceration; and create an opportunity for police departments to refocus their efforts on preventing violent crime, community policing, and practices that lead to community healing, not community fragmentation.

What is actually legal now? 

It is important to understand that marijuana is now legal in Virginia only in certain contexts and amounts...[Read more!]



The Summer Of Vax Is Going Street To Street!

June 23, 2021- This summer, RHHD’s Mobile Vaccination Van will be making its way across the city Street to Street to invite more of our friends and neighbors to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Street to Street will launch on June 25th on 25th Street in Church Hill. If you’ll be on 25th on the 25th, here’s how you can connect with us...[See all the Street to Street events!]

Dr. Winn on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Equity, and Access


Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight.

Download the free COVIDWISE app today and help Virginia Stop COVID-19.

COVIDWISE does not collect, use, or store any personally identifiable information or location data. Learn more about the app or click the links below to download.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play


Employers Must Report Positive COVID-19 Cases to VDH

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 standard requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The Emergency Temporary Standard mandates that the employer report positive cases 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.

All COVID-19 case reports must be filed through the online reporting portal link below:

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Need help finding resources?
Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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