Eastern Region and AHEC

Discover Virginia’s Eastern Virginia Region and AHEC

Southeast Virginia and Peninsula

Southeast Virginia and Peninsula - The Eastern region including areas surrounding Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg

The Eastern region including areas surrounding Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg


Health Care Workforce in Eastern Virginia

The Eastern Virginia region, serving the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, is home to hospitals, health systems, Community Health Centers (CHC), community colleges and universities, including Eastern Virginia Medical School, that offer health professions career studies, internships, training and job opportunities.


Eastern Virginia Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

The mission of the Eastern Virginia AHEC (EVAHEC) program is to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships.

The Eastern Virginia AHEC:

  • Implements health careers recruitment programs for students, especially underrepresented minorities, or those from disadvantaged or rural backgrounds in medically underserved areas;
  • Improves access to a diverse, culturally competent and sensitive health professions workforce by providing educational opportunities for residents from underserved areas in health professions that support primary care as well as by providing support services for residents;
  • Reduces fragmentation and improves coordination of clinical education of health professions by supporting community-based training of primary care health professions to students, residents, and other health profession students in medically underserved regions on a yearly basis;
  • Enhances the knowledge and skills of health professional students and providers by supporting interdisciplinary education opportunities for health professions on a yearly basis;
  • Sponsors continuing education and information dissemination programs for health professionals serving underserved and health disparities populations on a yearly basis;
  • Collaborates with local, state, and regional health, education, and human services organizations to identify and address health workforce distribution issues and health disparities in medic ally underserved areas.

Eastern Virginia AHEC
Norfolk State University
Center for Public Health Initiatives

Email: ev-ahec@nsu.edu

Website: https://www.nsu.edu/Academics/Public-Health-Initiatives/Eastern-Virginia-Area-Health-Education-Center

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Live, Work and Play in the Eastern Virginia Region

Historical Landmarks: Discover Colonial Williamsburg and America's first permanent English colony settled in 1607 in historic Jamestown. Explore the Yorktown Battlefield, where British forces surrendered to General George Washington to mark the beginning of American independence.

Get outside and enjoy the fresh air. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a former section of Virginia State Rt. 17, now a multiuse trail open to bicycling, walking, running, horseback riding, and boating. The north trailhead is located at the intersection of Dominion Boulevard and Old Rt 17 in Chesapeake, VA, and runs south 8.5 miles, adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal. Or plan a trip to the Chesapeake Arboretum to enjoy 48 acres of trees, plants and trails. Visit Busch Gardens for a fun-filled, thrilling day with your family.

Visit the Beaches: Virginia Beach boasts 35 miles of coastline from the Chesapeake Bay, the Resort Area on the ocean coast (including one of the best boardwalks around) and the East Coast beach hideaway of Sandbridge. Opt for a quiet peaceful setting or plop yourself in the middle of the action, spanning the Atlantic beaches to the tranquil bay shore, you’ll soon discover Virginia Beach offers something for everyone - Chesapeake Bay Beach, Resort Beach, Sandbridge Beach.


Counties and Cities in the Eastern Virginia Region

The counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.


District Health Organizations and Hospitals

Chesapeake General Hospital
Eastern Shore Health District
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hampton Health District
Norfolk Health District
Peninsula Health District
Portsmouth Health District
Sentara Bayside Hospital
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Virginia Beach Health District
Western Tidewater Health District


Community Health Centers (CHC)

Victoria Boulevard Physicians
3130 Victoria Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23661
Phone: (757) 591-0643

Newport News
Community Dental Services
1033 28th Street
Floor 1
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 928-3810

East End Physicians
1033 28th Street
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 952-2160

48th Street Physicians
4714 Marshall Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 380-8709

Stoney Brook Physicians
15425 Warwick Boulevard
Suite H
Newport News, VA 23608

Park Place Medical Center
3415 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 533-9108

Portsmouth Community Health Center
664 Lincoln Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: (757) 393-6363

Atlantic Community Health Center
8034 Lankford Highway
Oak Hall, VA 23416
Phone: (757) 824-5678

Bayview Community Health Center
22214 S. Bayside Road
Cheriton, VA 23316
Phone: (757) 331-1086

Chincoteague Island Community Health Center
4049 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone: (757) 336-3682

Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.
PO Box 1039
Nassawadox, VA 23413
Phone: (757) 710-1313

Franktown Community Health Center
9159 Franktown Road
Franktown, VA 23354
Phone: (757) 442-4819

Metompkin School Dental Program
24501 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23421
Phone: (757) 665-1159

Onley Community Health Center
20306 Badger Lane
Onley, VA 23418
Phone: (757) 787-7374

Shore Life at Parksley
26181 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23421
Phone: (757) 665-5133

Shore Memorial Hospital
9507 Hospital Avenue
Nassawadox, VA 23413
Phone: (757) 414-8000

The Hermitage on Eastern Shore
23610 North Street
Onancock, VA 23417
Phone: (757) 787-4343

Main Street Physicians
157 N. Main Street
Suite A
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 925-1866

Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Family Medicine
940 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


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