Norfolk Public Health

The Norfolk Department of Public Health protects the health and environment of Norfolk through surveillance, service, and enforcement, and through building the capacity of citizens, individually and through neighborhoods, businesses and organizations. Public Health provides an array of programs including Epidemiology, Emergency Planning, Environmental Health and Vector Control, Nursing and Clinical, Population Health, and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) services.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Modified service changes due to COVID-19 - Updated March 28, 2020

Guidance on Restaurant Operations - Updated March 27, 2020 


Norfolk Department of Public Health/Virginia Department of Health is closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.  The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has now been detected in 50 locations internationally, including the United States.  At this time, there are 2637 cases currently under investigation in Virginia.  If you have questions regarding the coronavirus, please contact our hotline at 757-683-2745.  Calls will be monitored from Monday-Saturday, 8am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Virginia residents can also call the Virginia Department of Health public information line, 877-ASK-VDH3, for questions regarding the novel coronavirus situation.  Click for more...

Healthy Habits

To Help Prevent Respiratory Illnesses, such as the Flu and COVID-19

During flu season, stop the spread of germs that make you and your family sick. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. This may help prevent others from getting the flu or other illnesses. Healthy habits start with you! 

Clinical Services

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Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

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