The mission of the Richmond City Health District is to promote healthy living, protect the environment, prevent disease and prepare the community for disasters.
The general operation hours at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Would you like to have a RCHD professional speak or provide a presentation to your group or organization? If so, the RCHD Speaker’s Bureau can help. We have a group of professional members who can present on a variety of public health topics or services. Please click here to go to the full Speaker’s Bureau webpage.
The Richmond City Health District’s Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative wants to help make your house safer and healthier. Find out why and how to keep away pests and mold growth. You can also learn how to prevent trips, falls and fires as well as make the air in your home cleaner. For information, contact us at 804-205-3500 x7 ”or visit us at www.healthyhomesrchd.com
Creating a community culture: Connecting fathers to their families Richmondfatherhood.org
Call: (804) 482-8005
Attention Richmond building contractors: The law is changing. Will your work disturb ≥ 6 sq ft of LEAD-BASED PAINTED SURFACE? If so, you must become a Certified Renovator to work on pre-1978 housing or child- occupied facilities. Click here to learn more. Email our staff to find out how we can help you become certified.
SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS
AT MOSBY RESOURCE CENTER
1536 Coalter Street
Sports physicals for MLK and Armstrong students
Call 786-0204 for an appointment
West Nile Virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites.
There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will not have any symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.
TIPS TO REMEMBER TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES:
Prevent Lyme DiseaseLyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by infection with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi.
Who can get Lyme disease?http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/
People of any age can get Lyme disease, particularly those who spend a significant amount of time in outdoor activities. It occurs most commonly during the late spring and early summer months, but can occur during the fall and winter. Dogs, cats and horses also can get Lyme disease. Visit the following websites for more information
While the weather is heating up and you're soaking up the sun, be conscience of the ultra violet (UV) effect on your skin. Skin cancer is the most preventable cancer with over 2 million people diagnosed annually. Read More
Richmond Teen Pregnancy
Rate Drops 40%
The Richmond City Health District Adolescent Health Program is delighted about reporting fewer teen pregnancies in the City of Richmond. The teen pregnancy rate from 2008 to 2012 shows a remarkable 40% drop. The Adolescent Health Program focuses on helping teens make healthy choices about their future and creating a supportive environment for adolescent health education throughout the City of Richmond.
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If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?
National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes, tsunamis, and even water main breaks and power outages that impact communities for days at a time.
As commendable as they may be in their profession of assisting those in need, police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care for at least a short period of time following an incident; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.
You are not helpless in the face of an emergency. With just a few simple steps, you can Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example in your community.
Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. It is important to understand potential risks where you live.
What you can do:
Make a Plan
Make sure that you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Ensure that you can go for at least three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or other local services.
What you can do:
Be a positive influence on your community by sharing your preparedness story. Let your friends and family know that you’re prepared for an emergency – and that they should be prepared too. Research has shown that many people won’t prepare until they see others doing so.
What you can do:
You don’t know when an emergency might occur. These simple steps will help you be prepared for the worst.
For more information tailored to specifics needs such as people with disabilities, seniors, assisting children, business readiness, and even information for your pets, see Ready.gov
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The Virginia WIC program is in the process of transitioning to a paperless system for food benefit management. The program will shift from the use of paper food instruments/checks to electronic benefits transfer (EBT), or ‘eWIC.’
Over the past few months, State WIC office staff, along with local WIC clinic staff, has worked to ensure that this process does not interrupt our service to our participants.
To manage the process and ensure as seamless a transition as possible, the State was divided into four regions: Eastern, Northern, Western, and Central. The transition to eWIC has occurred in all but one region, Central. The Central region – which includes the City of Richmond – will transition to eWIC by the first week of May.
The eWIC benefit card may be used at any store with a window decal that says, “Virginia eWIC Benefit Card Accepted Here!” A list of stores that accept the eWIC benefit card can be obtained from local WIC offices.
Sadly, we are suspending the Richmond Smiles Mobile Dental Program while we work diligently with our community partners and potential funders to determine how to meet the oral health needs of our citizens.
REFERRAL TO LOW COST DENTAL CARE Click Here
Working with community partners to provide health and referral services in RRHA communities.
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