Virginia Commonwealth University

City of Petersburg

A variety of community resources are available to residents of Petersburg, including the following:

Petersburg Public Library

1865 S. Sycamore St.
Petersburg, Virginia  24803
Phone:  (804) 733-2387

The Petersburg Public Library system offers access to the popular materials, including books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.  Computers with Internet and Microsoft Office are available for public use.  Wireless Internet can be accessed with laptops or other devices at all locations.  A variety of magazines, newspapers, and other periodical titles may be obtained through the Find-It-Virginia database.  E-books are accessible to PCs and handheld devices.  The A.P. Hill Branch Library provides job search assistance on Wednesdays from 12-3 p.m.;  the Research Room is available for local history and genealogical information; and, the downstairs meeting room can be reserved by nonprofit organizations or individuals.  Please contact us about displaying your artwork here.

Financial and legal support services

Legal Assistance
Phone:  (804) 272-LINC (5462)
Toll free: 1 (877) 644-5462

Free, live counselors to assist cancer patients and cancer survivors with financial and legal resources.

SRMC Financial Counseling
Phone: (804) 765-5557

Please notify SRMC of any hardships or help in managing your hospital bill.  For insured patients, payment is expected at the time of service. While your health insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company, SRMC will work with you in an effort to collect the full amount of benefits from your insurance company.  For uninsured patients, an uninsured discount is provided to all patients who do not have insurance. 

Co-Pay Relief Program
Toll free: 1-866-512-3861

Pharmaceuticals only, application process online or call. Based on poverty level in area, first come, first serve.

Healthwell Foundations
Phone:  1-800-675-8416

Grants to assist with medical bills and co-pays.

Patient Services Incorporated
P.O. Box 5930
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone:  (804) 366-7741

Online application for assistance with premiums and co-payments.

Assistive Technology Loan Fund
Toll free: 1-800-552-5019

For low income, no income or bad credit clients who need voice activated computers, hearing aids, motorized wheel chairs, vehicles with a wheel chair lift, etc.

Health support and social service organizations

Southside Community Partners
Health Resource Directory
Appomattox Regional Library System
209 E. Cawson Street
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone:  (804) 458-6329

Health-related resources and services which provide financial assistance or charity care.

USDA Food Service Program
Petersburg Dept of Parks & Recreation
1937 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone:  (804) 733-2394

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas receive the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months.

Virginia Cooperative Extension
400 Farmer Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone:  (804) 733-1880

In collaboration with Petersburg Public Schools, this program provides nutrition and health education to middle school students. 

YMCA: Southside Virginia
120 N. Madison St.
Petersburg, VA  23804
Phone:  (804) 733-9333

Provides, summer day camp (K-5) and year round Wellness Program.

Appomattox Area Health & Wellness Center
321C Poplar Drive
Petersburg, VA  23805
Phone:  (804) 733-5591

United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg
Petersburg Office
135 S. Adams Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone:  (804) 861-9330

Smart Beginnings led by United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and the Greater Richmond Chamber, is a coalition of public and private organizations, businesses, and citizens working together to ensure that the region’s children enter school healthy, well-cared for, and ready to succeed in school and in life.  

Director of Community Engagement & Planning
Phone:  (804) 771-5869

Healthy Families Petersburg Family Lifeline’s Healthy Families program works to assure that participating children are healthy, developmentally on target, free from abuse and neglect, and ready to learn when they reach kindergarten.

Adolescent Health Programs
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA  23219
Phone: (804) 864-7685

Life skills and guidance

Boys & Girls Club of Petersburg
725 Wesley Street
Petersburg, VA  23805
Phone:  (804) 861-4111

Petersburg Department of Parks & Leisure Services
1937 Johnson Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23805
Phone:  (804) 733-2394

Farmer Street Pool
1216 Farmer Street
Petersburg, VA  23803
Phone: (804) 733-9822

Petersburg Office on Youth
114 North Union Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 862-6415

Nutrition classes – year round as part of overall program.

Medical and Dental Services

Southside Regional Medical Center
200 Medical Park Blvd.
Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone:  (804) 765-5000

Healthy Woman a free community resource designed to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones.  Designed by women, for women.

Senior Circle enriches the lives of adults age 50 and older. Annual membership ($15) offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities and events, exercise and wellness classes.

Mental health services

District 19 Community Service Board
20 W. Bank Street, Suite 7
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 862-8054

Substance abuse services for youth, adults and families


Oncology service providers

Pink Challengers
Health Resources/Support Groups

Social Support Group for breast cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. Meet monthly in the Petersburg area.

Mammography Imaging Centers:

Appomattox Imaging (no physician order needed for screening mammogram)
930 South Ave, Suite 1
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Colonial Heights Imaging (physician order required)
436 Clairmont Court Suite 101
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

John Randolph Medical Center (no physician order needed for screening mammogram)
Radiology Department
411 West Randolph Road
West Hopewell, VA 23860

Kenner Army Health Clinic (military active duty, retirees and dependents)
Mammography Department (doctor order required)
700 24th Street
Fort Lee, VA 23801
804-734-9118 (please leave voicemail)
Riverview Physicians For Women (doctor order required)
439 Jennick Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
SRMC Hospital (physician order required)
200 Medical Park Blvd
Petersburg, VA 23805
Nurse Navigator: 804-765-5095
Underinsured or Uninsured Programs:
Every Woman’s Life
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
VCU Medical Center Financial Services

Mammograms - Komen Central Virginia

National Programs:

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery
(Phone)  Toll-free: 1-888-227-6333

Must call five days prior to need. Transportation depends on volunteers located in your area.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Pregnancy, prenatal and pediatric services

Petersburg Health Department
301 Halifax Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Phone: (804) 863-1652
Family Planning Clinic-by appointment on Monday & Friday 12:30 - 4 p.m.

Provides physical examinations, counseling regarding methods of birth control, sexual responsibility, risk reduction and prevention for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS. Instruction on breast self exams. Birth control method of choice is provided. Persons under 18 may be eligible for services at no cost.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
Petersburg Department of Health
301 Halifax Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Phone: (804) 863-1652

Teen Pregnancy Prevention provides community-based programs to reduce unplanned pregnancies for teens (Youth 10-19).

Baby Care provides intensive case management services to pregnant women and infants who are at risk for poor outcomes and are Medicaid recipients.

GEMS - Girls Empowered to Make Success is a youth development program for girls (ages 9-15) who are the younger siblings or close relatives of older teens who are pregnant. The goals are to encourage girls to delay sexual activity, stay in school, and avoid drugs, smoking, and alcohol.

HIV/STD - The Division of HIV/STD works with Health Districts to provide Chlamydia screening through to all adolescents receiving pelvic exams and their partners.

Partners in Prevention within the Division of Women's and Infants' Health, attempts to reduce nonmarital childbearing by increasing public awareness of the problem and developing community-based strategies and solutions.

Pregnant Adolescents provides programs for pregnant teens including the Resource Mothers Program,Healthy Start, and Baby Care.

Resource Mothers - community workers work with pregnant teenagers throughout their pregnancy and for one year after giving birth; help assure that women attend prenatal visits and receive available social support services.

Resources and support for seniors

Crater District Area Agency on Aging
Phone: (804) 732-7020

Fee based on income; please call in advance.

Virginia and interstate financial, legal and insurance resources

Department of Medical Assistance Services
Provides information about high-quality comprehensive health services for qualifying Virginians.

DMAS Information for Medicaid Clients
The DMAS Medicaid website includes instructions on applying for Medicaid in Virginia.

DMAS Pharmacy Assistance Programs in Virginia
Pharmacy Assistance Programs provide information for Virginia residents who need help paying for prescription medications.

FAMIS-Family Access to Medical Insurance and Security Plan
FAMIS is a state program that helps working families provide health insurance for their children.

Instructive Visiting Nurse Association
The Instructive Visiting Nurse Association is a nonprofit