patients on sliding scale income basis. Preexposure Prophylaxis services are offered to those clients at high risk for HIV. To access family planning services, please contact your local health department.
School Entrance Examinations
The health department performs school entrance physical examinations for medically indigent children without charge. These examinations are done by appointment only.
Long Term Care Screenings
Nursing Home and Community Based Care Pre-Admission Screening is a Virginia Medical Assistance funded program (Medicaid). It is a program designed to provide services in the home and/or community for adults and children who would otherwise require nursing facility placement. If you or someone in your family needs nursing facility care or personal care in the home and cannot afford the cost, you may be eligible to have this service covered by Medicaid. For financial eligibility contact your local social services (DSS) for an application or apply for Medicaid online.
Inquiries and requests for adult screenings should be directed to the Department of Social Services (DSS) in your county. A DSS intake worker will collect information concerning the request. A nurse from the local Health Department and an adult service worker from the local DSS office will then schedule a visit with the patient at their home to determine if they meet Medicaid’s nursing facility criteria then this information is given to the local Health Department director. A decision is made as to whether or not nursing facility placement or personal care services in the home is the appropriate level of care to meet the patient’s needs. The preadmission screening process may also be completed by a hospital screening committee if the person is in an acute care hospital at the time the placement is needed.
Screenings for Children
Effective June 1, 2016, inquiries and requests for children’s screenings should be directed to the Health Department. A Public Health Nurse will collect information and schedule a visit with the patient at their home. Medicaid assessment will be completed to determine the level of care the patient needs. If the level of care the patient needs meets Medicaid’s nursing facility criteria then this information is given to the local Health Department director. A decision is made as to whether or not nursing facility placement or personal care services in the home is the appropriate level of care to meet the patient’s needs.
HIV Prevention, Care and Support Services
Supported by CDC HIV Prevention and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Funds
HIV/AIDS MEDICAL CARE
Three Rivers Health partners with Eastern Virginia Medical School to provide medical care at the Gloucester health department. For eligibility information or an enrollment packet.
Three Rivers Health offers qualifying HIV+ individuals a variety of supportive services and resources to keep people living with HIV healthy and engaged in treatment. Services include:
- Case Management
- Dental Care
- Mental Health Care
- Substance Abuse Services
- Nutrition Services
- Insurance enrollment/ navigation/ education
- Co-payment Assistance
- Assistance with accessing HIV medication
HIV PREVENTION AND EDUCATION SERVICES
Three Rivers Health provides written or web based information, one on one counseling, or group education for anyone interested in learning about HIV, how to reduce their risk of acquiring the virus, or how the virus affects the body. We also offer PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) the daily medication that can prevent you from getting HIV if you are at risk. Three Rivers offers HIV testing in select locations with quick linkage into medical care if test is positive. We are also committed to engaging HIV+ individuals who have fallen out of care back into receiving services. For more information on testing or services call the Gloucester Health Department at 804-693-2445 or to schedule an appointment for PrEP call your local health department.
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES (EIS)
The goal of Early Intervention Services (EIS) is to locate individuals who have the HIV virus, but are unaware they do. By offering free testing at community events, county health departments, and
professional trainings, the Three Rivers Health District aims to link individuals who are HIV positive with the proper treatment, services, and support they need to live a long and happy life. The earlier an individual with the HIV virus is treated, the greater their health outcome. EIS also offers counseling and information to the community on sexually transmitted infections.