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This is the official page of the Fairfax County Health Department with a mission to protect, promote, and improve health and the quality of life. Visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax/facebook-comments-policy.htm for our comments policy.

Mission: OUR MISSI0N: Protect, promote and improve health and quality of life.

With Memorial Day almost here, it's only fitting that we do a refresher on healthy swimming (and, also because it's #Hea...
05/20/2019

With Memorial Day almost here, it's only fitting that we do a refresher on healthy swimming (and, also because it's #HealthyAndSafeSwimmingWeek). Today's tip: shower before hitting the pool to help keep germs out of the water. http://bit.ly/2vZIvGm

WANTED: Someone with a passion for web design, a strong work ethic, and a desire to be part of our dynamic communication...
05/19/2019

WANTED: Someone with a passion for web design, a strong work ethic, and a desire to be part of our dynamic communications team. As an Internet/Intranet Architect I, you will create web pages, develop content and update our internal and external websites. Position is up to 30 hours a week with some benefits. http://bit.ly/2w44nAv

#TickFact: The blacklegged tick (also known as the deer tick) can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. They may ...
05/19/2019

#TickFact: The blacklegged tick (also known as the deer tick) can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. They may bite you, feed and fall off your body without you ever noticing. That’s why it’s important to wear repellent (with EPA-registered active ingredients) and #DoATickCheck. Find out more about ticks common in Fairfax County: http://bit.ly/30jn5lC

Want to reduce your risk of getting dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adopting a healthy lifestyl...
05/18/2019

Want to reduce your risk of getting dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adopting a healthy lifestyle. That includes getting regular exercise (like going on a walk or hiking), eating healthy, and quitting tobacco. Read more about their dementia prevention study http://bit.ly/30lyJfT And remember, dementia is not a normal part of aging. Find more information on health issues and aging on our blog: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/adult-day-health-care

POD is our acronym for Point Of Dispensing site. If a biological attack occurs in Fairfax County, you will be assigned a...
05/17/2019

POD is our acronym for Point Of Dispensing site. If a biological attack occurs in Fairfax County, you will be assigned a POD to go to and pick up your family’s emergency medication. We need your help test our POD planning on July 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are requested to help us test our emergency response, more here: http://bit.ly/2Wb3l4g?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Happy Friday! The forecasters predict beautiful weather all weekend. If you're firing up a backyard barbecue we have som...
05/17/2019

Happy Friday! The forecasters predict beautiful weather all weekend. If you're firing up a backyard barbecue we have some food safety pointers for you, because no one wants to leave a party with foodborne illness http://bit.ly/2w0xHrK

Earlier this week we asked you to find the hidden e-cigarettes in a photo of a teen's emptied backpack. How did you do? ...
05/16/2019

Earlier this week we asked you to find the hidden e-cigarettes in a photo of a teen's emptied backpack. How did you do? The answers are below. Teen usage of e-cigarettes like JUUL has grown dramatically in recent years, and they are are extremely harmful and addictive. Learn the facts and take action: http://bit.ly/2ViwVRf

Medical researchers released a list of counties predicted to be at the highest risk of measles in 2019. Fairfax County i...
05/16/2019
Report: These 25 US Places Are at The Highest Risk of an Imminent Measles Outbreak

Medical researchers released a list of counties predicted to be at the highest risk of measles in 2019. Fairfax County is not specifically listed but our neighbor Loudoun is because of the location of Dulles Intl. Airport. Read more: http://bit.ly/2w2mAyl

We're not even halfway through 2019, and already the US has confirmed more than 700 cases of measles. Thanks to a mix of factors – not least, non-medical exemptions from vaccination – some areas are at higher risk than others.

John is a Senior at Fairfax County Public Schools South Lakes High School and has some good advice for parents on the to...
05/14/2019

John is a Senior at Fairfax County Public Schools South Lakes High School and has some good advice for parents on the topic of drug and alcohol use. Hear more of his perspective in our video on medication safety: http://bit.ly/2PZzfvd

This is a teenager's emptied backpack. Can you find the e-cigarettes? Watch this video for the answers: http://bit.ly/2V...
05/13/2019

This is a teenager's emptied backpack. Can you find the e-cigarettes? Watch this video for the answers: http://bit.ly/2Vaz01v

05/12/2019
Safe Sleeping Tips

Happy Mothers Day! It's safe to say that most moms would welcome more sleep. Here are some safe sleeping tips for your baby from our Maternal and Child Health team. Because, a safely sleeping baby can lead to a soundly sleeping mom!

Meet Len and Pat on Saturday, June 1 at the Lewinsville Center Grand Opening. Len is a participant in Lewinsville Adult ...
05/11/2019

Meet Len and Pat on Saturday, June 1 at the Lewinsville Center Grand Opening. Len is a participant in Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care. He says that the program gives him daily purpose, and that he benefits from the physical exercise, intellectual workouts, and socializing he enjoys daily at the new Lewinsville facility. His wife, Pat, is a nurse, and Len’s involvement in Adult Day gives her the ability to do the things she wants to do – like work at the Health Department. Meet them at the ribbon cutting ceremony and learn more about their story. http://bit.ly/2UYqcQX

Did you know that the Health Department offers a FREE tick identification service? Bring or mail your safely removed tic...
05/10/2019

Did you know that the Health Department offers a FREE tick identification service? Bring or mail your safely removed ticks to our office in Fairfax. A biologist will place it under a microscope to identify the type of tick. This knowledge will be useful if you get sick later on, since different ticks carry different diseases. Check out this video where insect biologist Josh shows you how it's done. http://bit.ly/2YkZGi6 #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth

As #NursesWeek comes to a close, we say thank you to our entire team for the great work they do in our community.
05/10/2019

As #NursesWeek comes to a close, we say thank you to our entire team for the great work they do in our community.

Our Public Health Nurses go beyond the walls of a health facility to lead people to a healthier life, including connecti...
05/10/2019

Our Public Health Nurses go beyond the walls of a health facility to lead people to a healthier life, including connecting them with community resources. #ThankANurse #NursesWeek

Reminder: We're going LIVE on Facebook at 1:30 p.m. today from South Lakes High School to talk about medication safety -...
05/09/2019

Reminder: We're going LIVE on Facebook at 1:30 p.m. today from South Lakes High School to talk about medication safety - join us and bring your questions!

Join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we kick start a discussion on Food Equity in Fairfax. T...
05/08/2019

Join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we kick start a discussion on Food Equity in Fairfax. Together, we can make healthy food more accessible in our community. More information at http://bit.ly/2PR394B

Public Health Nurse Gail Zukosky and Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Heather Price are sharing tips on how to keep...
05/07/2019

Public Health Nurse Gail Zukosky and Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Heather Price are sharing tips on how to keep prescription medications out of the hands of kids this Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. Join this Facebook Live as we broadcast from South Lakes High School in Reston.

Did you know that we employ 190 nurses across a myriad of specialties, from maternal and child health to gerontology? Li...
05/07/2019

Did you know that we employ 190 nurses across a myriad of specialties, from maternal and child health to gerontology? Like these nurses, who helped people after Hurricane Florence. This Nurses Week we say THANK YOU to our amazing team. #NursesWeek

Congratulations to Jessica Ong, the Fairfax County Health Department's Nurse of the Year. Jessica works with patients in...
05/06/2019

Congratulations to Jessica Ong, the Fairfax County Health Department's Nurse of the Year. Jessica works with patients in their homes to help them manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Learn more about her work by watching this video: http://bit.ly/2vEUb1f

05/05/2019
Preparing to Open the Doors of the New Lewinsville Center

It's moving day for Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care! Watch this video as our program manager Jennifer Robinson highlights the fabulous features of our new facility. And attend our Grand Opening on June 1 at 10 a.m.! http://bit.ly/2PJFrar

The new Lewinsville Center is an intergenerational facility that serves as the home to the Lewinsville Senior Center, Adult Day Health Care and two child day...

This indoor walking path is one of many features at the new Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center. Join us for a Gran...
05/03/2019

This indoor walking path is one of many features at the new Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center. Join us for a Grand Opening of the entire facility - which also includes a Senior Center and two child daycares. Mark your calendar for June 1, 10 a.m. 1613 Great Falls Street!

Last Spring, MC Bugg-Z dropped rhymes to target Lyme Disease - and encouraged everyone to #DoATickCheck. May is Lyme Dis...
05/02/2019

Last Spring, MC Bugg-Z dropped rhymes to target Lyme Disease - and encouraged everyone to #DoATickCheck. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, so we once again call attention to prevention http://bit.ly/2UVVVlP

PS: MC Bugg-Z's next anthem #WestNileStory is #ComingSoon

Meet our team of speech pathologists, audiologists and other professionals who help people here in Fairfax County commun...
05/01/2019

Meet our team of speech pathologists, audiologists and other professionals who help people here in Fairfax County communicate effectively. Learn more about their community impact on our website: http://bit.ly/2UZMJwQ #BetterHearingandSpeechMonth

A brand new Senior Center and Adult Day Health Care are coming to McLean! Join Dranesville Supervisor Foust to cut the r...
04/30/2019

A brand new Senior Center and Adult Day Health Care are coming to McLean! Join Dranesville Supervisor Foust to cut the ribbon on the new Lewinsville Center on June 1 at 10am, 1613 Great Falls St., McLean http://bit.ly/2UYqcQX

There are lots of reasons to apply for a school health aide position with the Fairfax County Health Department. As a sch...
04/29/2019

There are lots of reasons to apply for a school health aide position with the Fairfax County Health Department. As a school health aide, you will work in the health room in a Fairfax County public school providing care to students. Training is provided. What’s your #1 reason for applying? Act quick; closing date is May 3, 2019. http://bit.ly/2GE108d

Watch this video to learn the facts about measles from Health Department Epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan http://bit.ly/2IRQ...
04/28/2019

Watch this video to learn the facts about measles from Health Department Epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan http://bit.ly/2IRQLQu

There are lots of reasons to apply for a school health aide position with the Fairfax County Health Department. As a sch...
04/27/2019

There are lots of reasons to apply for a school health aide position with the Fairfax County Health Department. As a school health aide, you will work in Fairfax County Public Schools providing care to students. Training is provided. What’s your #1 reason for applying? Act quick; closing date is May 3, 2019. http://bit.ly/2GE108d

What are you doing tomorrow? MC Bugg-Z hopes you'll join him at the Culmore Multicultural Day at Woodrow Wilson Library ...
04/26/2019

What are you doing tomorrow? MC Bugg-Z hopes you'll join him at the Culmore Multicultural Day at Woodrow Wilson Library where he will be performing Tick Check 1-2 and more of his #greatesthits http://bit.ly/2GAPJXr

Awesome job Gabriela and to everyone who participated!
04/26/2019

Awesome job Gabriela and to everyone who participated!

In honor of National Nutrition Month in March, Gabriela Escalante from the Fairfax County Health Department, held an eight week nutrition class for our Assistance Services and Pantry Program clients. Last night 10 clients completed the program and received a new set of pots and pans! Thank you Gabriela Escalante for everything.

Learn the facts about measles from Health Department Epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan: http://bit.ly/2IRQLQu
04/25/2019

Learn the facts about measles from Health Department Epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan: http://bit.ly/2IRQLQu

Syphilis – an ancient disease that is still prevalent in Fairfax. In fact, rates of syphilis increased 10% from 2016-2...
04/24/2019

Syphilis – an ancient disease that is still prevalent in Fairfax. In fact, rates of syphilis increased 10% from 2016-2017. So, Get Yourself Tested at a Health Department Clinic http://bit.ly/2GaB6Kq #GYT #STDMonth

Earlier today during a Facebook Live broadcast, epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan shared important info on measles. Watch his...
04/24/2019

Earlier today during a Facebook Live broadcast, epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan shared important info on measles. Watch his interview here: http://bit.ly/2IRQLQu

04/23/2019
More About Measles

Measles is a serious respiratory disease that is extremely contagious. Fairfax County’s Senior Epidemiologist Shawn Kiernan discusses the measles outbreaks occurring in parts of the country and what parents can do to keep their children safe.

Do you have questions about the measles? We have answers. Join our “More About Measles” Facebook Live in one hour, a...
04/23/2019

Do you have questions about the measles? We have answers. Join our “More About Measles” Facebook Live in one hour, and our epidemiologist Shawn will take your questions LIVE.

There have been no cases of measles in Virginia in 2019. But the headlines in other parts of the U.S. have been less for...
04/22/2019

There have been no cases of measles in Virginia in 2019. But the headlines in other parts of the U.S. have been less fortunate. Get the info you need to keep your family protected during our Facebook Live with epidemiologist Shawn.

We’re sure you’ve seen the headlines about measles outbreaks in the U.S. Get the Fairfax Health POV during this Face...
04/21/2019

We’re sure you’ve seen the headlines about measles outbreaks in the U.S. Get the Fairfax Health POV during this Facebook Live on Tuesday. Our epidemiologist Shawn will answer your questions.

We hope to see you at the 50+ Employment Expo Tuesday, April 30, at the Fair Oaks Marriott! It gets started at 10 a.m. t...
04/20/2019
50+ Employment Expos

We hope to see you at the 50+ Employment Expo Tuesday, April 30, at the Fair Oaks Marriott! It gets started at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Jewish Council for the Aging and Fairfax County once again team up to offer this popular free event that includes job search seminars, resume reviews and an exhibit hall full of employers. Award winning TV Reporter Hillary Howard is the keynote speaker. No registration necessary, just show up! Find out more at http://bit.ly/2VW14GQ

Over 50 & Looking for Employment? At our annual 50+ Employment Expos, you can: network with area employers and community resource organizations, ge

Are you enjoying the springtime weather? Be sure to #FightTheBite because ticks are active. Learn more how to protect yo...
04/19/2019

Are you enjoying the springtime weather? Be sure to #FightTheBite because ticks are active. Learn more how to protect yourself at http://bit.ly/2Dn2NOf

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is April 27 - but you do not need to wait until then to safely dispose of unused and...
04/18/2019

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is April 27 - but you do not need to wait until then to safely dispose of unused and expired medications. Now Fairfax County Police Department has Drug Take-Back boxes at its stations. Learn how to safely dispose of meds, sharps and inhalers http://bit.ly/2GhDFKE

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10777 Main St
Fairfax, VA
22030

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The Fairfax County Health Department provides services at more than a dozen sites throughout the county. Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/contacts for contact information.

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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