Community Health

Communicable Disease

Services are provided to all for the purpose of prevention, detection, and follow-up of contagious diseases.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. The program is a voluntary prevention program that provides registered nurse home visitation services to low-income, first-time mothers. Contact us to learn more, or to get connected with your personal Registered Nurse at (757) 514-4727, call or text (757) 650-5498 or email Kelly Dodson RN BSN CLC Nurse Supervisor at kelly.dodson@vdh.virginia.gov.

Medication Assistance

If you cannot afford your prescription medication or nutritional supplement, help may be available pending eligibility:

  • You must be a resident of Franklin or Southampton County OR have a doctor in Franklin or Southampton County
  • You do not have prescription drug insurance or are paying high co-pays
  • You have Medicare part D and are paying full price or high co-pays for your medications
  • Income based

Call 757-562-2487 to see if you qualify for assistance.

Diabetes Education Program

If you live in Franklin, Southampton County or Suffolk and need help with managing your diabetes call 757-562-2169 for an appointment today.  We offer free education on:

  • Diabetic screening
  • Medications including insulin
  • Diabetic complications
  • Dietary counseling

Health Education 

The district is active in health education activities including community screenings, referral and counseling.

Other Information

For available services or other information, please call your local health department.