140 Uriah Branch Way
Emporia, Virginia 23847
Telephone: (434) 348-4235 Fax: (434) 348-4281
District Headquarters Telephone: (804) 863-1652
Our hours are: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Alton Hart Jr., MD, MPH, District Director
Working together to foster healthy communities through disease prevention & control, health promotion, environmental protection and emergency preparedness & response.
Eligibility Information for Health Services
Eligibility requirements vary depending on the service provided. Some services are free, some are a flat fee and others are based on a sliding fee scale. Sliding fee scale means that in general, the more income you have, the larger the fee you pay for services. Financial eligibility is determined annually and whenever there is a change in financial status. You must have identification and proof of income when services are provided.
Community outreach immunization clinics are provided periodically.
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Children under six years of age who are at risk of lead poisoning are referred to their primary care provider for lead testing. A health educator offers case management and educational services to families of children with elevated lead levels.
Communicable Disease Services
Sexually Transmitted Disease Services (STD)
Medication assistance for protease inhibitors, antiretrovirals, etc., is available based on eligibility criteria through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) administered by the Virginia Department of Health.
Provides physical examinations, counseling regarding methods of birth control, sexual responsibility, risk reduction and prevention for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS. Instruction on breast self exams. Birth control method of choice is provided. Persons under 18 may be eligible for services at no cost.
Available on Tuesdays by appointment. There is a charge for this service.
Comprehensive prenatal care including periodic physical exams, lab testing, assessment of weight, blood pressure and nutritional counseling.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program)
Supplemental food program for children from birth to age 5 andpregnant and breast-feeding women. Services provided include nutritional counseling/instruction and supportive services for breast-feeding mothers.
Restaurant inspections and permits.
Food Facility Training Courses
Well and Sewage Disposal Permitting
Motel/Hotel inspections--swimming pool inspections
Health hazard and general environmental complaint investigation
Provides information and forms to utilize in securing birth certificates and establishments of paternity. Issues death certificates for all deaths occurring in the city/county. Death certificates cost $12 per certified copy.
Birth certificates can be obtained through the Office of Vital Records in Richmond. There is a $12 charge per copy.
Vital Records are provided each day 8:15 -11:45 a.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Breast/Cervical Cancer Awareness Program
Nursing Home Screening