Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Health Department News and Events

Media/VFOIA Contact

John Silcox
Public Information Officer
Phone: 703-246-8635

Health Department Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form

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Rx for Life Event Highlights the Importance of Parks and Food Prescriptions


Local health care providers learned how to integrate a food and parks prescription program into their practices to help their patients achieve better health at the Rx for Life conference hosted by the Fairfax County Health Department.

Health Department Offers Tick Bite Prevention Tips in New Music Video


Fairfax County Health Department has released the music video “Tick Check 1-2” to educate the public about Lyme disease and other illnesses spread by ticks.

Health Department Recognizes Local Immunization Champion for NIIW


Springfield Academy earns praise for efforts to protect the health and wellbeing of children

For their contributions to protecting health and well-being of children in our community, Springfield Academy was recognized by the Fairfax County Health Department today as part of its National Infant Immunization Week activities. Health Department Recognizes Local Immunization Champion for NIIW

Health Department Puts a STAMP on Food Safety Practices


The Fairfax County Health Department has launched a new voluntary enrollment program, Safety Through Actively Managing Practices (STAMP), for food service operations that meet a set of standards developed by the department.


Health Department Warns Against Unlicensed Dental Providers

Fairfax County health officials are warning residents about the serious health risks, including injury and infection, associated with dental procedures performed by unlicensed providers.

Recently the Health Department identified a person with a life-threatening blood-borne infection who received dental care by an unlicensed provider in the basement of a house in West Falls…

Public Health Strike Team Members From Fairfax Deploying to Virgin Islands for Hurricane Recovery


Environmental health specialists from Fairfax County are among those being deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with the long-term recovery efforts from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Virginia will send two Environmental Health strike teams to the islands this weekend. The teams, deployed through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Emergency…

Fairfax County’s Suicide Prevention Campaign Gains National Recognition

Fairfax County’s suicide prevention campaign aimed at helping teens in crisis was recently named a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards.

Local Food Service Operations Given “14 Carrot Gold” Award


Fairfax County Health Department has announced the winners of its 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award for 2017.

Fairfax County’s “Reach Out” Campaign Earns More Acclaim


Fairfax County’s youth suicide prevention campaign continues to earn national recognition. It was recently given a Berreth Award for Excellence in Public Health Communication by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC).

Clergy Council Hosts Third Annual Hoops/HIV Summit on Nov. 18


Northern Virginia Clergy Council for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS's third annual Hoops/HIV Summit aims to break the silence and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in the black community.