Infectious Disease and Conditions

HIV / STI  | TB | Epidemiology | | General Public | Partners & Resources | Reporting | Urgent Assistance


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Communicable Disease

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

We provide confidential testing, counseling and education for HIV. Nurses and Health Counselors are available for this service. The Health Counselor provides confidential counseling and partner notification services for clients who are found to be HIV positive. Counseling and notification services for physicians and their clients are also available. Confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment are available for most common sexually transmitted infections. Clinics are open to all sexually active people and are by appointment only. Nurses and Health Counselors are available to provide education and counseling services related to STI’s and to assist patients to contact partners that need testing and/or treatment.

**There will be a charge for STD clinic services. VDH will require your health insurance information and/or proof of household income for STD clinic services. If you do not have health insurance or proof of household income, please speak with our front office staff for assistance. Those who are unable to pay will NOT be turned away. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is committed to continuing uninterrupted services to our clients.

For more information, please call 518-2700 (Press 1 for clinic, then 0 for operator)

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Tuberculosis

Persons who are concerned about tuberculosis may receive information and/or consultation. Case management services are provided for persons who are suspected to have tuberculosis, have a confirmed case of tuberculosis or who have latent tuberculosis infection. DOT (directly observed therapy) is provided for patients with suspected or confirmed tuberculosis disease, including patients who are being managed by private physicians. Medical care related to tuberculosis is available for uninsured, financially eligible persons. This includes skin testing for tuberculosis, chest X-rays, laboratory work and medication. A fee may be charged for some services. For more information, please call 518-2700 (Press 1 for clinic, then O for operator

Epidemiology and Other Reportable Communicable Diseases (diseases other than TB/STDs)

The focus is the investigation whether an isolated case or an outbreak.  The goal is to identify the source of the infection, implement control measures and prevent the spread of disease in the community.  In addition to the more than 70 diseases included on the Virginia Reportable Disease List, the health department investigates new emerging infections under guidance of VDH and CDC.  General information about communicable diseases is available by calling 757-518-2745 or email: VBEpi@vdh.virginia.gov 

For Covid-19 and Non-Covid-19 Communications/Reporting:

Contact: VBEpi@vdh.virginia.gov  

  • For Non-Covid Epi requests/reports and those that do not fall within a specialty program area above.
  • For Covid requests/reports that do not fall within a specialty program area above. Messages re: Referrals for Care Resource Coordination, Variants, Duplicates, Merges, Transfers, Travelers, OB#s, QA issues in VEDSS, etc.

COVID-19 Resources:

VDH Covid-19: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

VDH Outbreak Reporting Link:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­https://redcap.vdh.virginia.gov/redcap/surveys/?s=M3YRJPNRHP

VDH Covid-19 Information Line: 1-877-829-4682  www.Covid.gov

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ALL ANIMAL EXPOSURES and RABIES inquiries/reports, please contact Environmental Health Services:
Business Hours:
757-518-2646
8:15 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday
After-Hours:
757-385-5000 (option 3)
Evenings/Weekends/Holidays
City of Virginia Beach Dispatch

Partners & Resources

 

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Reporting

To report suspected and confirmed cases of communicable disease:
Completed Epi-1 forms can be faxed or mailed to the following:
(https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/documents/pdf/Epi1.pdf )

Fax:               757-518-2644

Address:       Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
                       Communicable Disease Team
                       Corporate Center III
                       4452 Corporation Lane
                       Virginia Beach, VA 23462

For Urgent Communicable Disease Assistance:
Business Hours:         757-518-2723      8:15 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday

After-Hours
Answering Service:    757-518-2700     Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Disclosure: General Public inquiries will not be responded to at the above listed numbers.  Please call 757- 518-2745 during normal business hours for communicable disease inquiries or 518-2700 (press 1 for clinic, then 0 for operator) for clinic information or to schedule an appointment.  Thank you.

ALL ANIMAL EXPOSURES and RABIES inquiries/reports, please contact Environmental Health Services:
Business Hours:      757-518-2646        8:15 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday

After-Hours:         757-385-5000 (option 3)      Evenings/Weekends/Holidays
City of Virginia Beach Dispatch

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