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Health Department

NOTICE: Because of COVID-19, the Clarke County Health Department office is closed on Monday, Thursday, and Friday until further notice. It is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, providing full services. Health Department services are available every day at the Frederick-Winchester Health Department (540-722-3470) or Warren County Health Department (540-635-3159). Reach the Frederick-Winchester Environmental Health office at 540-722-3480.

The Clarke County Health Department — part of the Virginia Department of Health — is within the Lord Fairfax Health District, which serves the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The Health Department administers clinical services, environmental health services, and Woman Infants and Children’s Program (WIC). 

Find Health Department forms using the link at left. If using a smartphone, use jump to subpage at top.

The Virginia Department of Health Clarke County office is located at 100 N. Buckmarsh St. in Berryville, Va.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

(540) 955-1033
(540) 955-4094 (fax) 

Clinical Services

Clinical services include adult and childhood immunizations, Tuberculosis screenings, sexually transmitted infection testing, and rabies pre-exposure/titers for high-risk patients are available on a walk-in basis. Walk-in clinic hours are Monday and Tuesday from 8 to 11:15 a.m. and 1 to 3:15 p.m. 

Make an appointment during Wednesday clinic hours for family planning, travel vaccination services, and school/sports physicals.

Environmental Health Services

The Health Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting food and lodging facilities in Clarke County, including all restaurants, bed-and-breakfast businesses, campgrounds, senior living facilities, and event food vendors. Contact the office for information prior to opening a new facility or becoming a food vendor at a local event.

Questions or concerns regarding rabies? Call the office at (540) 955-1033, and speak with an Environmental Health Specialist.

The Health Department is required to permit all wells and onsite sewage systems in Clarke County. For more information, go to Onsite Sewage and Water Services.

Learn more about Clarke County’s well and septic requirements, in the Code of Clarke County. (Well Ordinance is on page 293 and Septic Ordinance is on page 153).

Women, Infants & Children’s Program (WIC)

The Women, Infants & Children program (WIC), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, is administered by the local health department. Applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements to be eligible for the WIC program.