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Mission Statement
The Mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Clinic is to promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury and disability in the citizens of Virginia Beach. Prevention services are the main focus of the clinics. A multi-disciplinary public health team provides services to improve or maintain the well being of the person and the community as a whole. The Health Department provides direct services for specific diseases that threaten the health of the community and develops programs that prevent, contain, and control the transmission of infectious diseases. Health services, including preventive health services, are provided to high risk and vulnerable populations. Services include coordination, education, follow-up, referral, and case management as indicated.


Please direct comments or queries about our clinical programs to Arlene Manzella, Nurse Manager, Virginia Beach Department of Public Health


Eligibility

Eligibility requirements vary depending on the service provided. Some services are free, some are a flat fee and others have a fee based on a sliding scale. Sliding 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. Click below to view what documents are acceptable for proof of identification and income.
Proof of Identification 
Proof of Income

Flat Fee Services:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Tuberculin testing for adults
  • Routine Adult Immunizations - based on cost of vaccine plus administrative fees
  • Call for further information

Free Services:

  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Investigation of Communicable Diseases
  • Identification and testing of contacts of Tuberculosis cases
  • Required Childhood Immunizations (birth up to nineteenth birthday.)

Sliding Scale Services:

  • Family Planning Services
  • Maternity Services
  • Pediatric Services
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • Dental Services (free to children in school lunch program)

Sliding Scale Guidelines:

Based on client income, payment will be full fee, 95% (of full fee), 75%, 50%, 25%, 10% or free.

Family Size

Free if less than:

Full Fee if above:

1

$10,890

$27,226

2

$14,710

$36,776

3

$18,530

$46,326

4

$22,350

$55,876

5

$26,170

$65,426

6

$29,990

$74,976

7

$33,810

$84,526

8

$37,630

$94,076

9

$41,450

$103,626

10

$45,270

$113,176

 

Clinic Information

Call 757-518-2700 for specific Virginia Beach Department of Public Health clinic hours for all clinics listed below:


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Communicable Disease

HIV
Free, confidential testing, counseling and education for HIV.
Nurses and a Health Counselor are available for this service. The Health Counselor provides confidential counseling and partner notification services for clients who are found to be HIV positive and counseling and notification services for physicians and their clients. 

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health does not offer anonymous HIV testing. 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Free, confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment are available for most common sexually transmitted diseases. Clinics are open to all sexually active people and are held on a walk-in basis. Nurses and a Health Counselor are available to provide education and counseling services related to STD and to assist patients to contact partners that need testing and/or treatment. 

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 available for patients with tuberculosis disease, including those 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 depending on the ability to pay.

Other Communicable Diseases
Information about other communicable diseases is available by calling 757-518-2745. Investigation of disease outbreaks is conducted through this program. 


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Dental Care

Dental services are provided to children ages 3 to 18, and are free to those in the Free School Lunch programs. For other children, fees are based on a sliding scale. Exams, X-rays, cleaning, sealants, restorations and selective root-canal are among the services available.


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Family Planning

Family Planning Clinic services assist women and men in planning their families. Clients must meet eligibility requirements and a fee may be charged based on ability to pay. Comprehensive and Confidential health services include:

  • Birth control through oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, Implanon insertion, IUD insertion, foam and condoms, nuvrings and patches
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Pap smears
  • Nutrition information
  • Safe sex information
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Preconception health information
  • Family planning counseling

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Maternity services

Maternity services are provided to ensure access and early entry into care for pregnant women. This is accomplished through two programs:

Pregnancy Referral Services provide Medicaid eligibility and prenatal care resources for pregnant women. A risk assessment is provided and Medicaid eligible women are referred to participating private providers for prenatal care. Determination of WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) eligibility is also provided. View WIC Program info.
Maternity Clinic provides comprehensive prenatal care to women not eligible for Medicaid or without private insurance. Services include prenatal visits, risk assessment, complete medical history, sign and symptoms of pregnancy teaching, counseling, determination of WIC eligibility, ultrasounds, prenatal testing, child preparation, nutrition, and referral for other services.


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Pregnancy Testing

Confidential pregnancy testing is available daily on a walk in basis. Results are provided Mondays from 8:15 AM to 11:00 AM and Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Referral and counseling regarding results is provided. A fee is charged.


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Pediatrics

Pediatric services are provided for infants and children, age birth to 15 years old, who do not have access to other resources and meet financial eligibility requirements. A fee may be charged based on ability to pay. Services provided include:

  • Comprehensive health and developmental history
  • Comprehensive physical examination/school entrance exam
  • Developmental screen (gross and fine motor skills, cognitive, speech and language, and psychosocial)
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Dental health screening
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Laboratory screening tests appropriate to age and risk including blood lead level assessment
  • Age appropriate immunizations
  • Problem identification and referral if needed
  • Anticipatory guidance and counseling including injury prevention
  • Limited sick child visits

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Laboratory Services

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Lab has a staff of two laboratory professionals who perform clinical laboratory testing for the Department's Family Planning, Pediatric, Maternity, STD, Regional Chest and Ryan White clients. The lab is certified by HCFA as a High Complexity Laboratory and performs all GC, chlamydia and urine culture and sensitivity testing in-house as well as many other procedures in support of all clinic activities.


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Pharmacy

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health offers a pharmacy on-site that provides medications and services for those clients seen in any of our clinics. This includes the following clinics:

  • Communicable Disease
  • Dental
  • Family Planning
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Immunizations
  • Maternity
  • Pediatric
  • Regional Chest

Financial eligibility is determined annually and whenever there is a change in financial status. Payment is expected at the time of service, if applicable. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health accepts cash, check, VISA MasterCard and DISCOVER .

Condoms are available for purchase through the pharmacy for $1.20 per package 
of 12. You do not have to be a health department client to purchase them.  Price is subject to change. 

Tylenol drops and Tylenol elixir are available to those receiving immunizations for $1.00 per bottle.  Price is subject to change.

You do not have to be a health department client to purchase them. 

Tylenol drops and Tylenol elixir are available to those receiving immunizations for $2.00 per bottle.

Individuals enrolled in the Children's Specialty Services (CSS) or the Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) may be eligible to receive pharmaceutical services through the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health. For enrollment criteria for CSS or the ADAP, contact the Pharmacy at 518-2658.


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Immunizations

When do children and teens need shots?

This chart shows acceptable age ranges for shots. Ask your health-care provider to tell you when your child should get shots.

Childs Age

Shot

Birth

Hep B (hepatitis B)

1 - 2 months

Hep

2 months

DTaP (diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis)
IPV (Polio)
Hib (H.influenzae type B)
PCV (pneumococcal disease)
ROTA (rotavirus)

4 months

DTaP 
IPV
Hep B
(if needed)
Hib
PCV
ROTA

6 months

DtaP
Hib
(if needed)
PCV
Rota

6 - 18 months

HEP B
IPV

6 - 59 months (yearly)

Influenza (flu) with 2 doses needed 1st year

12 -15 months

Hib
MMR
(measles, mumps, and rubella)
PCV
Var (chickenpox)

12 - 23 months

Hep A (hepatitis A)

15 - 18 months

DTaP

18+ months

Hep A at least 6 months after 1st dose

4 - 6 years (before starting school)

MMR
DTaP
IPV
Var

11 - 12 years

MCV4 (meningoccal disease)
Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis)
HPV (human papillomavirus) for females with a 2nd dosein 2 months and a 3rd dose in 6 months

 

Immunization Clinic Schedule

Bring Your Shot Record!
Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
4452 Corporation Lane

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Afternoons
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Walk in only, limited number per clinic

Additional clinic times by appointment only:
Friday Mornings: 8:15 am to 10:30 am

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

Shot record
Picture ID for adult authorizing services
Health insurance information

For more information about immunizations call 518-2700


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Other Programs

Refugee Services

The Virginia Beach department of Public Health provides routine Health Department services for refugees. All refugees are screened for tuberculosis infection and disease. Follow-up care and case management are provided as needed. Referrals are made as needed to appropriate Health Department clinic services such as Pediatric, Family Planning and Immunization. Refugee funding assists with payment for services when Medicaid is not approved.

 


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Links

American Social Health Association
A page dedicated to stopping sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their harmful consequences.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Our National agency for promotion of health and quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.


Health Links

Pandemic Flu - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Last Updated: 05-12-2014

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