Health Education & Outreach
Health Brigade's Health Education & Outreach Department is responsible for developing, promoting and administering a variety of health-related programs throughout central Virginia. Though our services are available to anyone, the Health Education & Outreach Department prides itself on being culturally-sensitive and welcoming of populations often marginalized and over-looked. The Health Education & Outreach Department has programming designed with accessibility in mind.
Medical treatment at Health Brigade is offered through multiple day and evening clinic sessions each week. Actual operating hours vary and depend on the availability of our paid staff as well as our medical and community volunteers. All patients must complete a financial screening which determines their eligibility to receive free services and medical care at the clinic.
Client Support & Mental Health Services
Health Brigade's Client Support & Mental Health Services Department works with clients to empower them to secure resources such as substance abuse services, safe and affordable housing, and medical treatment. Clients work to develop a plan that will allow them to meet their goals and tackle barriers one by one.
Primary Care Medical Services
Primary Care Medical Services are provided to low income and uninsured residents in the Greater Richmond area to improve their health and wellness. Health Brigade offers the following medical services:Adult general medicineChronic disease managementSpecialty care (women’s health, rheumatology, endocrinology, nutrition)Referrals to specialists through Access Now and VCCSexually-transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatmentLinks to medication assistance Integrated behavioral healthTransgender health services
Health Outreach & Advocacy Services
Health Outreach & Advocacy Services are provided through education to the larger community and to individuals in need of services through the following:Post incarceration linkage to care and case managementHIV testing & linkage to careSTI testing & educationReferrals and linkage to servicesLGBTQ support and advocacy
Mental Health & Wellness Services
Mental Health & Wellness Services are provided to clients and medical patients of Health Brigade to enhance life satisfaction and well-being.Through our committed and growing number of volunteer mental health providers, Health Brigade provides:Specialty mental health treatmentPsychiatric evaluation and medicationIntegrated care groupsWellness services (meditation, psycho-educational, support & other groups)