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 VDH COVID-19 in Virginia Information
VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Healthcare Professionals
**UPDATE** - A Limited State of Emergency on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in effect until February 11, 2022. Please review our COVID-19 information page for current information in effect… Read More 

 Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

What We Do

An Executive Branch agency in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat, DHP is composed of Virginia's 13 health regulatory boards, the Board of Health Professions, the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program. DHP licenses and regulates over 380,000 healthcare practitioners across 62 professions.

Health Professions Regulatory Boards


Our Health Regulatory Boards license, certify and/or regulate Health Professionals.

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Apply for License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

Renew Professional License

Renew License

Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online here.

Search Practitioner Information

Practitioner Info

Lookup a license, check doctor's profiles, review case decisions.

File a Complaint

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions receives complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.


DHP Programs

Prescription Monitoring Program, the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program and the Healthcare Workforce Data Center

Featured News

COVID-19 Vaccination Racial Disparity Awareness

The Department of Health Professions has issued an open letter to healthcare practitioners concerned that some racial and ethnic minority groups have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19


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Scam Alert

The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency


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Virginia Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing

Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing sent to VA's schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Programs, for incorporation into programs.


Other Citizen Services

Important Information For Active Duty Service Members, Veterans & Military Spouses
Healthcare Occupational Roadmap