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Coast Guard Station Cape Charles

1 Marine Road, Cape Charles, VA 23310

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers in Alabama, visit the Alabama Primary Health Care Association website at 
www.alphca.com/Find-A-Health-Center
 
Check the US News Health directory online at 
https://health.usnews.com/doctors/city-index/alabama
 to find the best doctor for your family. 
 
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website at www.findadentist.ada.org

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
Children in Virginia are required to attend school once they are 5 years old – you must officially inform your local school system about your educational plans for your 5-year-old child. However, children are not required to have graduated from kindergarten to attend first grade. In general, students must be 5 by September 30. The Code of Virginia 22.1-199 states that “The kindergarten program in each school division shall include a program suitable for children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30 of the school year.”

 

Grassfield Elementary School
Hickory Middle School
Hickory High School
GreatSchools.org

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

 

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Virginia Department of Health (804) 205-3500
The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. The agency’s vision statement is “Become the healthiest state in the nation.”

 

Child and Family Services (757) 838-1960
The Center for Child & Family Services has been helping those in need in our community since 1943. The Center offers innovated and successful programs and support services to support the need of the individual’s, families and the community. From infancy to seniors, the Center serves over 10,000 people each year form all over Hampton Roads.

 

Heritage Humane Society (757) 221-0150
Heritage Humane Society is a local, independent, open-admission shelter that receives more than 93% of its funding through private donations.

 

Virginia State Police (757) 727-7288