Alexandria Health Department

The Health Department’s mission is to advance “Healthy People, Healthier Communities.” We provide essential public health services to Alexandrians, and others who work and play here. We operate public health specialty clinics; help our communities to prepare for, respond to & recover from public health emergencies; assess food safety at restaurants & permitted facilities; investigate communicable diseases & offer guidance to prevent the spread of disease; and advances community...

Page updated on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will be migrating to a new data system, Environmental Health Database (EHD), starting June 20, 2019.  For about 7 to 10 days, some Environmental Health services that rely on the use of our database will be interrupted. 


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Learn more about the U.S. measles outbreak and how to protect yourself.


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All Alexandrians should have the opportunity to live their healthiest life. We can take the first step toward that vision by understanding the most pressing health challenges. Let's build a healthier Alexandria together. Join the conversation on June 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beth El Hebrew Congregation.


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In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Alexandria Health Department will offer FREE rapid and confidential HIV testing for the residents of Brent Place Apartments, and surrounding communities, located in the side parking lot of 375 S. Reynolds Street on Thursday, June 27 from 3-7 p.m. Take the test. Take Control.


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The City is seeking volunteers to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.


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Lyme Disease and Other Diseases Spread by Ticks As the weather starts to warm up, and we spend more time outdoors, Tick and mosquito borne disease prevention should be on everyone’s mind.


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Did you get the BCG vaccine to protect yourself and your family from TB? Learn the risks and get tested for TB today! 


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Alexandria Health Department is committed to eliminating HIV in the City of Alexandria. Help raise awareness about HIV and get tested!


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Take steps to protect you and yours today and everyday. Keep Narcan on hand in case of an accidental overdose or emergency. On April 5, the US surgeon general urged more Americans to carry this life-saving drug.


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Find out if you qualify for the newly expanded Medicaid coverage and apply today! The Department of Community and Human Services offers free info sessions on how to sign up for Medicaid every month. 


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Is childhood obesity a problem in Alexandria? ACPS and Alexandria Health Department examined body mass index (BMI) measures for incoming kindergartners at Alexandria City Public Schools to assess the health of our youth. We invite policymakers and community members to learn more about the health of City youth, and use our findings to target prevention and treatment programs. 


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On February 12, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched its new Food Code. Find out more.


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The Health Matters in Alexandria Dashboard is live! Our Dashboard provides a comprehensive snapshot of health in the City of Alexandria. It offers anyone the ability to search, examine, compare and share critical data that have profound impacts on community health.  


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Childhood lead poisoning is a major, preventable public health concern. Blood lead level testing is required by the Code of Virginia for certain children and recommended for others. Read ahead for more information about lead and for additional resources. 


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Learn about health trends in your area. Our publications and reports monitor regional trends and analyze local data. We offer this information to the public to guide program and policy development. Publications and reports are compiled by our epidemiologists, who investigate communicable diseases reported by healthcare providers, labs, and schools.


 

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