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The Prince William County Health District provides certain preventive services as well as follow-up services for communicable diseases. Services may be free, offered for a sliding scale fee or offered at a fixed charge. Some services require income eligibility.

Clinics are located in Manassas and Woodbridge.

For more information, contact one of the health district sites:

? Manassas office, 9301 Lee Ave., (703) 792-6300,

? Sudley North Government Center at 7751 Ashton Ave., (703) 792-4700,

? Woodbridge office, 13792 Smoketown Road in Smoketown Plaza, (703) 792-7300.

The health district can also be reached through two Web sites: a statewide site at http://vdh.state.va.us, or the Prince William County Web site at http://www.co.prince-william.va.us/health.

The health district offers the following clinical services:

? Tuberculosis screening and follow up,

? Prenatal care,

? Family Planning,

? Sexually transmitted disease diagnosis, treatment and contact tracing,

? Routine childhood immunizations,

? Overseas travel immunizations and traveler health information,

? Pregnancy testing,

? A supplemental food program for women, infants and children,

? Well child check-ups, including preschool physicals.

Health officials advise those seeking clinical services to call the office nearest them for more information about clinic hours and service eligibility.

The Manassas office of the health district also offers dental services for children ages 3 to 18 and adults older than 60. The services are provided by appointment only. Fees are based on income level. For more information, call (703) 792-6308 in Manassas and (703) 792-7304 in Woodbridge.

A free clinic is offered to patients seeking relief from acute illnesses. Patients must sign up by 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Manassas office or on Tuesdays at the Woodbridge office. Proof of income and home address is required. For more information, call (703) 792-6378 for Manassas or (703) 792-7321 for Woodbridge.

The environmental section of the health district protects residents and visitors to Prince William County in a wide variety of areas including the testing of water for bacteria, and managing septic and well applications to make sure systems are properly located and constructed.

Environmental health officials also issue permits to restaurants to prevent food-borne disease and sale of unwholesome products.

Officials take reports of rats and other rodents, responding to animal bites and giving rabies prevention.

For more information about services provided for environmental health, call (703) 792-7320.

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