Health & Nutrition

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)

A program that provides low-cost health insurance (with nominal premiums and copays) for uninsured children. View additional information.


A program that provides full or limited medical coverage for eligible individuals.
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Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP can be used like cash to buy eligible food items from authorized retailers. Authorized retailers will display either the Quest logo (PDF) or a picture of a Virginia EBT card (DOC). View additional information.

Related Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAPET) additional information

Contact Information

  • Call Change Number: 757-664-3300
  • Food Assistance: 757-664-6025
  • General Information for Public Assistance Programs: 757-664-6035
  • Local Number: 757-664-6025

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

The Department of Public Health administers the Special Supplemental Food Program for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC. The program provides supplemental foods and nutrition education to eligible persons. View additional Information.

Statement from the USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that NDHS prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

Filing a Complaint

You may file your complaint with your local Department of Social Services, or you may file with the Virginia Department of Social Services by calling or emailing your complaint to:
Virginia Department of Social Services
WyteStone Building
801 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3301
Phone: 800-552-3431
TDD: 800-828-1120
Text / TTY: 800-828-1120

SNAP discrimination complaints may also be filed with:
Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Phone: 800-795-3272
TDD: 202-720-6382