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
|Easter is coming, so after you touch duckings or chicks wash your hands so you don't get sick! Click here for a PDF flyer with more information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).|
Public Health Week is a reminder of our mission: "Chesapeake Health Department is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting health lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake."
Our slogan for this years Public Health Week is "Be Active!" Kids are move likely to be active when other family members are active too. Find ways to build physical activity into your routine.
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