Richmond City Health District

We want to hear from you! We invite local residents to fill out the Community Health Assessment Survey!

Everyone age 6 months and older can now get a vaccine!
Attend an RHHD Vaccination Clinic.
It’s free, easy, and safe.

Language translations and TTY services are 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. 

Questions?
Call the RHHD Call center: (804) 205.3501

Press Releases

RHHD AND RPS COLLABORATE TO PROVIDE AT-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION AND PHYSICAL CLINICS

RICHMOND, VA — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) and Richmond Public Schools (RPS) encourage families to schedule appointments for rising 7th and 12th graders to receive their school-required immunizations and/or physicals. Families can schedule appointments with their primary care provider or attend an at-school immunization and physical clinic provided by RHHD and RPS in June and July. For these at-school clinics, physicals can be scheduled using this link and immunizations are offered on a walk-up basis.

“Its a great time to see your primary care provider for your wellness visit and get the vaccines your child needs,” said Richmond and Henrico Health Districts Community Health Nurse Supervisor Virginia Slattum. “Richmond and Henrico Health Districts partners with Richmond Public Schools to provide another convenient place to get the required 7th and 12th grade vaccines to ensure students stay healthy and start school on time.”

“We want every student ready to learn on the first day of school, and physicals and immunizations are a critical component of that,” said Richmond Public Schools Chief Wellness Officer Renesha Parks. “We’re proud to partner with Richmond and Henrico Health Districts to offer these services to families easily and free of charge, in locations that are also offering families summer learning, meals, and other community resources. At RPS, we love you here..." [Read full June 10, 2024 Press Release]

THE RICHMOND HEALTH EQUITY FUND ANNOUNCES OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2024 – 2025 FUNDING CYCLE

Richmond, VA – The Richmond Health Equity Fund (HEF) is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 funding cycle. The application period will remain open until June 23, 2024. The HEF seeks to fill gaps in funding and resources for vital, innovative, and impactful initiatives that serve the Richmond City community. Richmond-based single organizations, collaboratives, and individual leaders providing services in the following health disparity focus areas—along with other emergent health outcomes where Richmond’s populations have disparate burdens—are all eligible to apply:

  • Access to care and health education
  • Food access and security
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Substance use, treatment, and recovery
  • Underlying health conditions
Applications may be accessed here or by visiting the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation (RHPHF) website: https://rhphf.org/health-equity-fund/. Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) provides updates about the HEF through its weekly newsletter...

RHHD Encourages Richmond and Henrico Residents to Complete the 2024 Community Health Assessment Survey

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts encourage residents to complete the 2024 Community Health Assessment. A Community Health Assessment (CHA) is an anonymous survey that can be completed online or on paper that tries to answer big questions: What’s helping our neighborhoods stay healthy and well? Which communities need more resources to solve harder problems? A CHA shows community leaders and officials what health and social issues matter most to community members.

"The CHA will support our continued efforts towards improving the overall health and quality of life of Richmond and Henrico residents,” said Jasmine Carmichael, RHHD health equity specialist. “We can only make these improvements when we hear directly from residents who will be impacted."

Richmond and Henrico residents can fill out the CHA in English or Spanish until July 31 either online at rhhd.gov/2024-CHA or by visiting one of the following locations and using a paper form... [Read full May 30, 2024 Press Release]

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