Southside Health District

Our mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, and environmental protection.

Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
1-877-829-4682

VaccineFinder helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION

To find and schedule a COVID vaccination appointment

Please click on the following link:

  https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/

You may search for a location that is closest to your home by typing in your zip code and how far you are willing to travel from your home. That will bring up all of the available clinics and dates for you to choose from. Once you have located the clinic date and location that you want just click on the registration link and complete the information.

After you have completed all of the registration and you get to the "review" page, please make sure that you go to the bottom of the page and continue. You should then see the page that confirms your appointment time and date, plus you will get an email confirmation of your appointment. If you do not see the appointment confirmation date and time and you don't get a confirmation email, then something went wrong and you haven't completed the registration process.

If you have any problems with scheduling your appointment, please feel free to call your local Health Department- we will be glad to assist you with scheduling your appointment

Mecklenburg County Health Department- 434-738-6545

Halifax County Health Department- 434-476-4863

Brunswick County Health Department- 434-848-2525

If you do not have internet access or can not schedule your appointment online, please call us at your local Health Department and we will schedule an appointment for you.

Need Testing?

Halifax:

*Peaceful Pathways-- rapid antigen
Velocity Urgent Care-- PCR and rapid antigen
*Go Docs-- PCR
*Walgreens South Boston-- rapid antigen
Mecklenburg:
South Hill Family Medicine Urgent Care-- rapid antigen
*VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Temporary Urgent Care-- PCR and rapid antigen
*CVS Clarksville-- PCR
Brunswick:
CVHS Brunswick (Southside Community Health Center)-- PCR
Library Testing Program:
The Brunswick County branch of the Meherrin Regional Library System is participating in the VDH Library Testing program. Obtain a free, at-home COVID-19 test by calling the Meherrin Regional Library System and asking them to reserve a test for you. You will receive a 4-digit code and be directed to pick up your test kit from a storage locker outside the library.
 
Outside of Southside Health District:
*CVS Emporia-- PCR
*Walgreens North Dinwiddie-- rapid antigen
*Walgreens Petersburg-- rapid antigen
*CVS Petersburg-- PCR
*BetterMed Urgent Care Colonial Heights-- PCR and rapid antigen
*Patient First Urgent Care Colonial Heights-- PCR and rapid antigen
*CVS Colonial Heights-- PCR
*Walgreens Colonial Heights-- PCR and rapid PCR
*CVS Chesterfield-- PCR
*Walgreens Chesterfield-- PCR and rapid PCR
*CVS Midlothian-- rapid antigen
*Walgreens Midlothian-- PCR and rapid PCR
North Carolina:
*CVS Roxboro-- PCR
*Walgreens Roxboro-- rapid antigen
*CVS Henderson-- PCR
*Walgreens Henderson-- PCR and rapid PCR
*CVS Oxford-- PCR
*Walgreens Oxford-- PCR and rapid antigen
*FastMed Urgent Care Roxboro-- PCR, rapid PCR, and rapid antigen
*FastMed Urgent Care Henderson-- PCR, rapid PCR, and rapid antigen
Vance Family Medicine Urgent Care-- PCR
*CVS Wake Forest-- PCR and rapid PCR
*Walgreens Wake Forest-- PCR and rapid PCR
Daily PCR Testing in NC:
*Duke Specialty Clinic at Person Memorial Hospital (601 Ridge Road, Roxboro) Mondays 8-4, Tuesdays 10-2, Wednesdays 12-8, Thursdays 4-7, Saturdays 8-12, Sunday 1-4
*Spectrum Medical Solutions (Oxford): Monday to Saturday 8:30 am 4:30 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm-- also offers rapid antigen testing
*Vance County Schools District Office (Henderson): Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
*Warren County Armory Civic Center (Warrenton) Monday to Friday 9 am to 2:30 pm
*Radeas Labs Wake Forest-- Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm
*Will test asymptomatic individuals
Nearly all primary care providers in Southside and the surrounding areas are offering COVID-19 tests. We encourage constituents to see their PCP for evaluation, and if necessary, a COVID-19 test. Most PCP offices are only providing testing to their own previously established patients at this time. South Hill Family Medicine Urgent Care is also currently only testing individuals who have been previously seen as their patients. Of those individuals, the Urgent Care is only testing those who have been pre-screened and have been determined to need a COVID-19 test. The minimum age for testing at CVS and Walgreens locations is 3.
Unfortunately, we are not providing COVID-19 testing in-office at the health department. There are a number of services that we are required to provide by law to receive the funding that keeps our health departments operational. Between these services, and our shift to focus on COVID-19 vaccinations as opposed to testing, we simply do not have the resources to provide testing in-office. To locate a VDH community testing event, please visit this link. To locate a community testing event in North Carolina, please visit this link.
There is also increased availability of at-home COVID-19 tests at local pharmacies and supermarkets. Keep in mind that home tests may not be adequate for obtaining PHEL leave. For more information about the federal free COVID-19 at-home tests program, visit https://www.covidtests.gov/.
You may be charged a copay or the cost of an office visit. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act do not require an insurance company to pay for a test unless you have symptoms or a known or recent exposure to COVID-19, and it has been determined to be medically necessary for you by an attending healthcare provider.

It is important to remain vigilant in COVID-19 prevention. Continue to protect yourself and others: get vaccinated and wash your hands, if cannot get vaccinated: wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from others.

Click here for VDH’s frequently asked questions: www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/

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It's SUMMER and TICKS are HERE! Be prepared and aware:

  • Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tickborne illness. It is transmitted by the bite of a tick infected with Borrelia bacteria. Ticks known to carry Borrelia bacteria include the blacklegged (deer) tick in the Eastern US and the western blacklegged tick on the Pacific Coast. There is no evidence that Lone star ticks, American dog ticks, Rocky Mountain wood ticks, or brown dog ticks are responsible for the transmission of Lyme disease.
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is the second most commonly reported tickborne illness. It is transmitted by the bite of a tick infected with Rickettsia rickettsii. Ticks known to carry Rickettsia rickettsii include American dog ticks, Rocky Mountain wood ticks, and brown dog ticks.
  • Most cases of tickborne illnesses occur in the summer months, with cases peaking in June and July. Ticks do not fly or jump. Rather, they typically wait for a suitable host on the tips of shrubs and grasses. Transmission of tickborne illnesses generally occurs after a tick has been attached for at least 24 hours. To avoid tick bites, wear long pants and tall socks. Perform daily tick checks. Shower or bathe within 2 hours of being outside for an extended period of time. Put clothes in the dryer on high heat to kill any remaining ticks. Use EPA-registered tick repellants.
  • Symptoms common to all tickborne illnesses include a rash around the bite site, fever, headache, and joint or muscle pain. If you experience any of these symptoms following a tick bite, seek medical attention.

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