Richmond City Health District

COVID-19 Hotline

Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts have set up a call center to answer your questions regarding the coronavirus and to register you for one of our free COVID-19 Community Testing Events. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 instead.

(804) 205-3501
Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except major holidays.
COVID-19 Hotline

Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts have set up a call center to answer your questions regarding the coronavirus and to register you for one of our free COVID-19 Community Testing Events. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 instead.
(804) 205-3501
Lines open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, except major holidays.

TEST RESULTS Hotline
Tests are available while supplies last, this is the reason we encourage pre-registration. Individuals will be notified of their results in 5-7 business days. If notification is not received after 7 business days, call the Test Results Hotline at
(804) 486-2107
Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Voice messages will be returned within 1 business day.

Free COVID-19 Testing Events

We are conducting free COVID-19 Community Testing Events in Richmond City and Henrico County. 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.

Tuesday, September 29th
Broad Rock Community Center 
4615 Ferguson Ln, Richmond, VA 23224
4:00–6:00PM
Rain or shine

Wednesday, September 30th
The St. Paul's Baptist Church North
4247 Creighton Rd, Richmond, VA 23223
10:00AM-12:00PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru only

Friday, October 2nd
Eastern Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
1:00-4:00PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru only, must be pre-registered

NEWS AND EVENTS

VDH Issues Interim Guidance for Participating in Halloween Events

halloween pumpkinWhile Halloween typically represents a time of fun and excitement for children and adults alike, the current Halloween season will be different than prior years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, the more closely people interact with each other and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The best way to avoid becoming infected is to avoid being exposed to the virus altogether. This is particularly important for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This may mean choosing not to participate in Halloween activities during the pandemic.

To protect against COVID-19, everyone should avoid close contact with people who do not live in their household, wear a mask (cloth face covering), and practice social distancing and frequent and proper handwashing. Some Halloween activities are higher risk than others. To learn more about the risks of typical Halloween activities, and how to make the best decision for your family about choosing to participate this year, click the link below.

[VDH INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR PARTICIPATING IN HALLOWEEN EVENTS-PDF]

The Health Risks of Eviction during COVID-19

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—when local and state governments are doing everything they can to prevent spread of the virus, and we are all still being reminded that we are safer at home—thousands of people across our region, many of them children, are at risk of losing their homes in the coming weeks and months.

At least 1,900 eviction cases are currently pending in Richmond, and an additional 1,900 are pending in neighboring Henrico and Chesterfield Counties. Many eviction cases are a direct result of unemployment and other personal crises caused by the pandemic, which is causing greater harm among low-income people of color, households with single parents, and other vulnerable groups...
[READ FULL HEALTH RISKS OF EVICTION BLOG POST]

OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT

Fight Flu!

Free Immunization Events

For uninsured and underinsured individuals in Richmond and Henrico. FREE flu shots* for adults and children over 6 months.

Call our hotline to register:
(804) 205-3501


Flu Immunization Events Details and Dates Flyer-PDF

 

combata la influenza
Eventos de vacunación contra de Flu: Detalles y Fechas-PDF

FEATURED PROGRAM

Free From Tobacco

Free From Tobacco is a culturally competent community program designed to remove barriers that traditionally have created challenges for those who wish to quit and stay quit from all tobacco products. Meeting, supporting, and coaching residents where they are on their quit journey, not only increases their chances to successfully quit, and stay quit, but also ultimately promotes overall health, well being, and better management of potential chronic diseases.

This free program offers:

  • 1-1 Support to Richmond City Residents to include resources with Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • Cessation Classes or Support Groups (Nic A)
  • Linking and referring to community resources including Medicaid, Disease Management, Housing, Employment, etc.
  • Investment in Richmond residents as leaders in the community
  • Compassionate, Nonjudgmental support on your journey to quit and stay quit

Learn more about the Free From Tobacco Program

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

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