West Piedmont Health District

Serving the City of Martinsville and the counties of Henry, Franklin, and Patrick

Don't wait until the last minute! Save time by filling out your paperwork now!

School will be out for summer soon, but it's not too early to plan for back-to-school immunizations. Even if you can't get the immunizations early, take care of the paperwork now so you don't have to wait so long when the time comes. 

Use these links for the QR codes to easily access the forms for your school!     English   Spanish

According to the CDC, vaccinations are for everyone! See the table below to find recommended vaccines for all ages.

Five individuals of varying ages running through a grassy area.       Birth-6 years old
       7- 18 years old


Get to Know WPHD

Profile picture of CHW Karen Millner outside in front of shrubbery

Millner Earns CHW certification credential

Karen Millner recently earned a certified community health worker credential. She serves Martinsville, Henry Couty and Franklin County through United Way of Henry County/Martinsville, where she began working in 2021, during the height of the COVID pandemic.

“I was drawn to this role because I truly wanted to make a difference and assist with getting the community vaccinated during that time. Now that we have pivoted the pandemic, I get to continue helping those who need other services and resources. I absolutely love what I do at the United Way,” she said. Millner is a native of Martinsville and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health.

Communication: It’s All in the Interpretation

An interpreter (standing) translates information from a woker (seated, back to camera) to a client.

Sometimes life delivers just what you need, even if you don’t know you need it. It happened that way for Sayrel Garcia-Zuniga, a Community Health Worker (CHW) with United Way of Henry County-Martinsville. Sayrel serves as an interpreter for the Family Planning department at West Piedmont's Henry-Martinsville Health Department. Read about how she landed the job and what it means to be an interpreter.  Sayrel's story in Spanish.

Two Local CHWs Earn Certification

Lucas Tuning and LaShara Wade at the Rocky Mount Farmer's Market

Lucas Tuning and Lashara Wade recently became certified community health workers, a credential for front-line health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as an intermediary between health and other services and the community. Both currently serve Franklin County via a partnership between the Virginia Department of Health and United Way of the Roanoke Valley.