Central Virginia Health District

Central Virginia Health District logo and "Serving Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Kerry Gateley, MD, MPH, CPE District Health Director"

We nurture the community's wellbeing by practicing public health, meeting the needs of the present while planning for the future.

Special Public Health News

We are Now Recruiting for Our Long COVID Study

We're actively recruiting participants for a study on Long COVID and its impact on residents in our health district!
Long COVID is when you are still sick many months after getting COVID-19. You do not need to be officially diagnosed with Long COVID in order to participate in this study. We want to learn about any symptoms you may have 2 or more months after a COVID-19 infection.
If you are interested in participating in our study, you can fill out the interest form at https://redcap.link/cvhdlongcovidstudy/ or call 804-664-4520. A member of our team will then reach out to you, review consent and complete a phone interview. We will then follow up at 3 and 6 months after the initial interview to review your symptoms.


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Addressing the public health needs of the present while planning for the future of the CVHD

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Mindfulness Meditation for kids!Mindfulness is a valuable tool that can help children develop self-awareness, improve their relationships with others, and manage their emotions more effectively.Start simple by having them get into a comfortable position. Relax by taking a deep breath. Help them be present by noticing the environment around them with the five senses. Ask what can you see?What can you smell, touch, hear?That simple practice helps us remain in the present and can reduce anxiety and help calm the mind. There are many other simple meditations children can learn in order to grown in paying attention, remembering information, cultivate resilience and other advanced skills. ... See MoreSee Less
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#STIweek is here! Use this week to make a #SaferSexGamePlan so that you’re prepared to prevent STIs before you play. Learn more, decide what’s right for you. #CVHDbit.ly/3JU6Od3 ... See MoreSee Less
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You don’t have to quit tobacco alone. Quit Now Virginia can provide free coaching, personalized quit plans, and more at QuitNowVirginia.org #getfreecoaching #quitnow #cvhd ... See MoreSee Less
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Next Week, 4/17/2024, in collaboration with Johnson Health Center and Community Access Network we will be hosting a free health information session at Central Virginia Community College ! Click the link below to register:form.jotform.com/231972817007054#freeclass #CVCC #centralva #communityresources ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact the Central Virginia Health District:

307 Alleghany Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501
General Email: 
Email for food inspection/permits, well and septic, and rabies:
434 - 477 - 5900