Health Department

As part of the Virginia Department of Health’s Three Rivers District, the King William County Health Department offers an array of health related services to local citizens. Our mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, and environmental protection.

The three staff members who are assigned full time to the King William office, along with five additional staff members who coordinate their duties with several other offices in the district, provide the wide range of services.

Vital Records, Alerts & Healthcare Initiatives

Information regarding vital records, health alerts and statewide healthcare initiatives is available on the Virginia Department of Health website.

Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm 1-877-829-4682

Visit the Three Rivers Health District website for more information including the latest news on COVID vaccinations and boosters, scheduled clinics in the area, and the Health Director's weekly COVID briefing.

  1. Health Care Services
  2. Other Health Services
  3. Environmental Services
  • Breast/cervical cancer education and detection.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction - targeted screening and counseling, and referral
  • Communicable Disease outbreak investigation, treatment, referrals, prevention of further outbreaks.
  • Family planning (by appointment)
  • Gynecology - limited services
  • Health promotion consultation and programs
  • HIV/AIDS testing, prevention education, case management, and Primary Care (in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School)
  • Immunization (required for school, free; others, minimal charge; international immunizations no longer offered). Each of our 10 health departments offer immunizations by appointment.
  • Preconceptual health
  • Pregnancy Testing - counseling, referral
  • Rabies titers and pre-exposure vaccinations, post-exposure followup.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) counseling, screening, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and followup.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening, testing and follow-up services
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition services.

West Nile Virus

Question concerning H1N1, please visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website.

You may also call VDH Public Inquiry Center at 877-ASK-VDH3, or send questions to us via email.

Septic Tank Pump Out Financial Assistance

Limited grant funding is available through the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission for low-to-moderate income households in the region on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 96351601-3 to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Approved participants will receive a voucher that covers up to $300.00 of the cost to uncover and pump out a septic tank. A list of participating septic haulers will be provided with the voucher.

Properties eligible for financial assistance must be located in a designated Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area in a Middle Peninsula locality (Counties of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex and the Towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point) and subject to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act’s requirement to pump out septic tanks every five years. Applicants must own the property where the septic tank is located.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022 or until funds have been expended.  For an application or additional information, visit  

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