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.
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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, October 20
Diversity Richmond
1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Rain or shine

Thursday, October 22
The Saint Paul's Baptist Church North
4247 Creighton Rd, Richmond, VA 23223
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru testing

Friday, October 23
Eastern Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru testing
By appointment only.
Call for appointment:
(804) 205-3501

Only 50 tests!

Tuesday, October 27th
Eastern Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru testing
By appointment only.
Call for appointment:
(804) 205-3501
Only 50 tests!

Thursday, October 29th
Second Baptist Church
3300 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru testing

Friday, October 30th
Eastern Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Rain or shine
Drive-thru testing
By appointment only.
Call for appointment:
(804) 205-3501
Only 50 tests!

NEWS AND EVENTS

Employers Must Report Positive COVID-19 Cases to VDH

The new COVID-19 standard adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The Emergency Temporary Standard also provides that “The employer shall notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry 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:

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]

COVIDWISE APP

Help Virginia Stop COVID-19.

Download Virginia’s free COVIDWISE Exposure Notifications app to help protect your community while protecting your privacy.

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. Visit the Immunization Program page to learn more.

Fight Flu- Get vaccinated now!

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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