The Chesapeake Health District is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake.
For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact police dispatch at (757) 382-6161.
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April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. Individuals, health care providers, and community-based organizations are encouraged to bring a renewed sense of enthusiasm and focus to their STD awareness and prevention efforts throughout the month.
Studies show that people who have STDs such as gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis are more likely to get HIV compared to people who are STD-free. And the same behaviors that put you at risk for acquiring these STDs can put you at risk for getting HIV.
The link between STDs and HIV is real. By educating yourself on ways to lower your risk, you can take action to protect your health. STD and HIV testing is a critical step in preventing the spread of disease.
Need to be tested? Chesapeake Health Department offers confidential examination, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and are provided free of charge. Confidential HIV antibody testing and counseling are also available. (757) 382-8617 and (757) 382-8601
You are invited to come tour our new community garden between 3:30PM and 5:30PM Wednesday, July 23rd.
“Be a helping hand” and join us as we plant, weed and pick tomatoes and herbs this season. We want you and your family to be a part of this working garden as it grows and expands. Learn how you can grow tomatoes, herbs and other vegetables. Explore how a garden can save you money. Taste a freshly picked red ripe tomato while supplies last at one of our teaching sessions.
The mission of this garden is to involve our local community in learning how to start their own garden as well as the benefits of eating fresh vegetables and fruits. Learning how to season your foods with herbs can be one way you can cut back on use of salt.
Plant a seed and watch it grow. With the sun and water as well as some digging, hoeing and transplanting our garden is growing.
Master Gardeners from Chesapeake will help you learn how to grow vegetables and herbs.
Try FREE healthy food samples from the garden at sessions.
Win door prizes just for attending one of our learning sessions.
New topics will be featured each month.
Learn about ways to be a helping hand in the garden, meet new people and watch our garden grow.