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Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts’ Peninsula Health Center Open House

NEWPORT NEWS — The Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts’ (HPHD) Peninsula Health Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at its new location on Thursday, June 20.

Centrally located off of Interstate 64 at 836-A J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News, the HPHD Virginia Department of Health office provides services to Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and the Counties of James City and York.

The event featured speeches from several prominent state and local officials, including Dr. Natasha Dwamena, Health District Director for the HPHD; Dr. Karen Shelton, State Health Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Health; Dr. Susan Fisher Davis, Chief Deputy Commissioner for Community Health Services; and Alan Archer, City Manager of Newport News.

“Today, we are not just opening doors to a new building but celebrating the Hampton and Peninsula Health District’s future in public health innovation,” said Tes La Dieu, HPHD Population Health Manager and Public Information Officer.

The new center is prepared to meet the community’s growing needs with a mission to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people on the Virginia Peninsula stated Shelton.

Dwamena welcomed guests to the event, and stated, “The new Peninsula Health Center is an important and valuable component to the vitality of our Peninsula and Hampton Roads communities. The design and capabilities of this facility expands our ability to support government and non-government entities.”

The office provides several services to the community including a clinic, immunizations, communicable disease control, community health nursing, environmental health, vital records and a Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) clinic.

James City County Board of Supervisors member John McGlennon said, “This is an important day for the whole Peninsula because this is a facility that will allow for real effective division services as well as a place for more collaboration.”

The community is invited to find out more about the services being offered at the new Peninsula Health Center during its free Health Expo on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“We are excited to be in the new Peninsula Health Center, now centrally located next to I-64. We welcome and encourage our community members to visit and take advantage of our services. You can find out more about our services online or you can come out to our Health Expo. We will have over 40 vendors offering back-to-school vaccinations for 7th and 12th graders, yearly school physicals, career services and resume reviews, trainings, presentations, and more,” explained La Dieu.

Visit the Hampton and Peninsula Health District web page for more information.

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