Portsmouth Health Department

Portsmouth Health Department The Portsmouth Health Department is committed to the promotion, protection and preservation of a healthy and environmentally safe community.

Portsmouth Health Department offers the following medical services: -Immunizations -STI & HIV screening, education, treatment and counseling services - School and sports physicals - Tuberculosis (TB) screening and testing - Pregnancy Testing - Family Planning (contraception) - Child Health Assessments - Multivitamin distribution for women of childbearing age - Prenatal Care (provided by EVMS) - Ryan White HIV Clinic (provided by EVMS) For more information on our services please visit our website phd.vdh.virginia.gov

Mission: The Portsmouth Health Department is committed to the promotion, protection and preservation of a healthy and environmentally safe community.

Operating as usual

Its ok if you aren't ok right now. If you are struggling with grief, anxiety, and stress related to #COVID19, the VA COP...
02/10/2021

Its ok if you aren't ok right now. If you are struggling with grief, anxiety, and stress related to #COVID19, the VA COPES warmline counselors are here and they are listening.

Call or text seven days a week at 877-349-6428
#Virginia #MentalHealth #WellnessWednesday

Its ok if you aren't ok right now. If you are struggling with grief, anxiety, and stress related to #COVID19, the VA COPES warmline counselors are here and they are listening. Call or text seven days a week at 877-349-6428.

#Virginia #MentalHealth

02/10/2021
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02/10/2021

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#WellnessWednesday
02/10/2021

#WellnessWednesday

02/09/2021
Have A Safer Valentine's Day This Weekend!
02/09/2021

Have A Safer Valentine's Day This Weekend!

#TobaccoTuesday  At each health care visit, providers should ask whether patients have smoked any tobacco product in the...
02/09/2021

#TobaccoTuesday
At each health care visit, providers should ask whether patients have smoked any tobacco product in the
previous month – and if so, help them create a plan to quit.

02/08/2021
CDC

Together, we can fight COVID-19.

• #WearAMask
• Stay 6 feet apart
• Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

Learn more about doing your part to stop the spread: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Together, we can fight COVID-19.

• #WearAMask
• Stay 6 feet apart
• Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

Learn more about doing your part to stop the spread: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

It's National Wear Red Day in honor of women's health and The American Heart Association Heart Health Month! If nothing ...
02/05/2021
Real Women

It's National Wear Red Day in honor of women's health and The American Heart Association Heart Health Month! If nothing else, the pandemic has reminded each one of us the importance of taking care of your ticker. For more information visit
https://www.goredforwomen.org/.../about-heart.../real-women

The Real Women represent a sisterhood of women who participate in the movement to raise awareness of the issues of women and heart disease. They represent the different faces of heart disease and stroke nationwide and hope that by sharing their story, other women will be inspired to make a change an...

Stay Warm 🧣🧤🧢
02/05/2021

Stay Warm 🧣🧤🧢

If winter weather is affecting your area, follow these safety tips to avoid hypothermia or frostbite:

❄️ Dress in layers.
❄️ Wear a warm hat, a scarf and gloves.
❄️ Wrap up well when going outside in the cold. Don't forget a face mask!

More: http://weather.gov/safety/winter

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 1 in 3 women! Join us this Friday, February 5th as we wear RED to help raise ...
02/03/2021

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 1 in 3 women!
Join us this Friday, February 5th as we wear RED to help raise awareness for American Heart Month!

Do you want to stay updated with your local health department?? Here's how, make sure you are catching our monthly newsl...
02/03/2021

Do you want to stay updated with your local health department?? Here's how, make sure you are catching our monthly newsletter, The Portsmouth Post!

Here's FEBRUARY 2021 edition!

Heated tobacco products contain nicotine, regardless of whether they are heated by flame or electronically. More researc...
02/02/2021

Heated tobacco products contain nicotine, regardless of whether they are heated by flame or electronically. More research is needed to understand the health effects of these products. #TobaccoTuesday

February is #AmericanHeartMonth. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. For free help quitting,...
02/02/2021

February is #AmericanHeartMonth. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. For free help quitting, visit CDC.gov/quit.

February is #AmericanHeartMonth. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. For free help quitting, visit CDC.gov/quit.

COVID-19 and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses that can have similar symptoms, but they are caused by differ...
01/29/2021

COVID-19 and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses that can have similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses. Use this chart to learn some of the similarities and differences.
For more information on COVID-19 and flu, visit: http://bit.ly/2LxknGF.

COVID-19 and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses that can have similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses. Use this chart to learn some of the similarities and differences.

For more information on COVID-19 and flu, visit: http://bit.ly/2LxknGF.

Portsmouth’s Top Law Enforcement Officer Encourages the Community To Get Vaccinated On January 26, 2021, the Portsmouth ...
01/28/2021

Portsmouth’s Top Law Enforcement Officer Encourages the Community To Get Vaccinated

On January 26, 2021, the Portsmouth Health District moved into Phase 1b of vaccinations against the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort was led by Portsmouth’s Health Director and Portsmouth native, Dr. Lauren James. Included in Phase 1b are judges, attorneys, police, court personnel, and those living and working in correctional facilities.

Portsmouth’s top law enforcement officer, Stephanie Morales led by example and was one of the first to be vaccinated in the 1b Phase.

Stay up-to-date with all things Portsmouth Health Department by checking out our monthly newsletters! 📰Take a look at Ja...
01/27/2021

Stay up-to-date with all things Portsmouth Health Department by checking out our monthly newsletters! 📰

Take a look at January 2021! 👇👇

01/27/2021
CDC

Bundle up this winter. Frostbite most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers and toes. When going outside, keep your skin covered and stay warm.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/2F5p0UK.

Bundle up this winter. Frostbite most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers and toes. When going outside, keep your skin covered and stay warm. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2F5p0UK.

01/26/2021
If you are struggling with the stress and anxiety of 2020 and need to talk to someone, CALL or TEXT the VA COPES warmlin...
01/25/2021

If you are struggling with the stress and anxiety of 2020 and need to talk to someone, CALL or TEXT the VA COPES warmline today at 877-349-6428

Thank you, Portsmouth💙
01/22/2021

Thank you, Portsmouth💙

Stay up-to-date with all things Portsmouth Health Department by checking out our monthly newsletters! 📰Take a look at Ja...
01/22/2021

Stay up-to-date with all things Portsmouth Health Department by checking out our monthly newsletters! 📰

Take a look at January 2021! 👇👇

You may not know you're sick. Mask up, #Virginia Not everyone with #COVID19 feels or looks sick. We all need to weare cl...
01/20/2021

You may not know you're sick. Mask up, #Virginia
Not everyone with #COVID19 feels or looks sick. We all need to weare cloth masks to stop the spread. You can help save lives.
#maskup #wearamask #protectyourfamily

Wear a mask when you’re in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 😷 When selecting a mask, you have many choices. T...
01/19/2021

Wear a mask when you’re in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 😷 When selecting a mask, you have many choices. Tips below:
• Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.
• Choose a mask that covers your mouth and nose and fits snugly against the sides of your face.
• If you wear glasses, find a mask that fits closely over your nose or one that has a nose wire to limit fogging.
• Wear a gaiter with two layers, or fold it to make two layers.
Learn more about masks: https://bit.ly/30QOzQF.

Wear a mask when you’re in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 😷 When selecting a mask, you have many choices. Tips below:

• Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.
• Choose a mask that covers your mouth and nose and fits snugly against the sides of your face.
• If you wear glasses, find a mask that fits closely over your nose or one that has a nose wire to limit fogging.
• Wear a gaiter with two layers, or fold it to make two layers.

Learn more about masks: https://bit.ly/30QOzQF.

Looking to dine out? You are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 outdoors. Try these ideas for getting food from a res...
01/14/2021

Looking to dine out? You are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 outdoors. Try these ideas for getting food from a restaurant:
• Pick up curbside meals.
• Get food delivered.
• Eat outside at a restaurant where the tables are at least 6 feet apart.

More: https://bit.ly/3mKHutV.

Looking to dine out? You are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 outdoors. Try these ideas for getting food from a restaurant:
• Pick up curbside meals.
• Get food delivered.
• Eat outside at a restaurant where the tables are at least 6 feet apart.

More: https://bit.ly/3mKHutV.

Stay up-to-date with all things Portsmouth Health Department by checking out our monthly newsletters! 📰Take a look at Ja...
01/13/2021

Stay up-to-date with all things Portsmouth Health Department by checking out our monthly newsletters! 📰

Take a look at January 2021! 👇👇

Cigarette smoking weakens your immune system and can make lung illnesses, like COVID-19, worse. For free help to quit sm...
01/12/2021

Cigarette smoking weakens your immune system and can make lung illnesses, like COVID-19, worse. For free help to quit smoking visit CDC.gov/quit. #TobaccoTuesday

01/12/2021
CDC Tobacco Free

#TobaccoTuesday
Ready to quit smoking? It’s time to prep for success. Make a customized quit plan to improve your chances of quitting smoking for good. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xARWM

Ready to quit smoking? It’s time to prep for success. Make a customized quit plan to improve your chances of quitting smoking for good. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xARWM

New Year-New GoalsYou can quit. 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
01/12/2021

New Year-New Goals
You can quit. 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

#CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth
01/11/2021

#CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth

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1701 High St
Portsmouth, VA
23704

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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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(757) 393-8585

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