COVID-19 Testing Information
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides COVID-19 testing information including who should be tested, how to be tested and the types of tests available. To locate testing sites, view the testing sites map.
Additionally, Chesterfield Health Department holds free testing events each month. Residents who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by VDH or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are strongly encouraged to attend the free indoor, walk-up testing events. No reservation is necessary.
COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has defined eligible groups to be vaccinated by establishing vaccination prioritization guidelines. State government is responsible for rolling out the vaccine to the general public. Chesterfield Health District’s role, like that of all other health districts throughout Virginia, is to provide vaccines in accordance with the VDH-defined prioritization guidelines. Residents of long-term care facilities will be vaccinated through a national contract with Walgreens and CVS.
Chesterfield Health District (comprised of Powhatan, Colonial Heights and Chesterfield), is a part of the Virginia Department of Health, which is a state agency. The VDH’s health districts form a network throughout Virginia that is being used to roll out the vaccine to citizens. Citizens who have received information from the Chesterfield Health District, or any other local health district, are receiving information from the state.
There is a limited amount of vaccines available nationwide and supply continues to be a challenge.
Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 Call Center
For general inquiries about COVID-19 or to sign-up to receive the vaccine contact us:
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
After Hours: VDH Hotline 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343)
Please Note: High Call Volume
Please know that health department staff are working hard to meet the demand. Due to the high volume of calls to the COVID-19 Call Center, wait times are longer than normal. We appreciate your patience.
Also, due to challenges with the vaccine supply chain in the United States, vaccine distribution across the Commonwealth has been significantly reduced. Therefore, please expect wait times of days to weeks between when you sign up to be vaccinated and when you are contacted for an appointment.
Trusted Sources for COVID-19 Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have many resources available for citizens to learn more about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please visit these main sites for the most up-to-date information: