July 1, 2012 the South Norfolk Health Center at 490 Liberty Street in Chesapeake, an outpatient center of the Chesapeake Health Department, discontinued all outpatient clinic services with the exception of WIC. This site will become the Chesapeake Community Health Center, operated by Peninsula Institute for Community Health. You can contact the NEW Chesapeake Community Health Center by calling (757)228-1288. Patients who received chronic disease care or prenatal care may continue with the Chesapeake Community Health Center. Patients also have the option to transfer to a private practice. A list of other healthcare providers is available upon request [Click here for a listing of alternative care sites in PDF format]. Adult Clinic and Prenatal Clinic medical records will be retained at the South Norfolk office. The contents of Adult Clinic and Prenatal Clinic medical records are confidential and can be transferred to the Chesapeake Community Health Center or to another doctor only with the patient's permission by signing a medical release form. There will be no charge for this process. Records will continue to be available by request through the Chesapeake Health Department's Main Office at 748 North Battlefield Boulevard. Please call 382-8631 for questions or to request a medical release form for the transfer of medical records to another provider. Chesapeake Health Dept (Great Bridge Office), 748 Battlefield Blvd N, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. Walk in hours: Monday 8:30AM to 10:30AM; Tuesday & Thursday 1:00PM to 3:30PM .
WIC services will continue in the front wing of the building separate from the Chesapeake Community Health Center.
Current or former Family Planning, STD and Immunization clinic patients who wish to continue the services that they were receiving through the Chesapeake Health Department may transfer to the Great Bridge office at 748 Battlefield Boulevard N where identical outpatient clinic services are offered. All South Norfolk Family Planning, STD and immunization medical records will be transferred to our Chesapeake Health Department Great Bridge Office. Medical release forms are not required for this transfer.
The Chesapeake Health Department would like you to be aware of the early start to flu season this year. The state of Virginia has seen a rapid increase in the amount of flu activity the last couple of weeks, including numerous outbreaks affecting schools and daycare centers. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also reported that nationwide this is the earliest regular flu season we've had in nearly a decade, since the 2003-2004 flu season.
The type of flu that is being seen is also a concern. The majority of the strains or type of flu is type "A", H3N2 and in years when we have see H3 as the predominant strain they have tended to be our worst years for flu. The good news is that this strain is a good "match" to this year's vaccine, so if you or your children haven't already gotten vaccinated it is a good time to do so. The vaccine is still available at the health department, your doctor's office and also local pharmacies. It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to fully work, so please don't hesitate. With the holiday season approaching and travel taking place it gives more opportunities for the flu to be transmitted.
The Chesapeake Health Department is now offering flu vaccines for the 2012-2013 season in its regular outpatient clinics. Flu clinics are conducted on a walk in basis (no appointment needed) at the following location and times.
Chesapeake Health Department
748 Battlefield Blvd North
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Patients are asked to bring their insurance cards. All insurance plans are accepted. The cost of the vaccine is $25.00
For more information please call 382-8609.
Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, getting enough rest, staying home when ill, coughing into your elbow, and eating a well-balanced diet may decrease your chances of getting sick or passing an illness to others.