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.


NEW: The Central Virginia Health District has an email that you can use to contact us!  If you have any questions, email AskCVHD@vdh.virginia.gov and we will respond to you as soon as possible during normal business hours.

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Central Virginia Health District (CVHD)

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

For Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Virginia, check out this information from Virginia Department of Emergency Management and check out www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/public-relations-contacts/winter-weather-preparedness/ for more information about how to prepare for winter weather! ❄️☃️🌨It's Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Virginia! ❄️🧊 We're joining NWS to share information and tips to help keep you and your family ready and safe this winter.Today's focus is winter weather terminology. Is there a better way to learn the difference between a watch and a warning than warm cookies? Don't crumble 🍪 under pressure if you ever get a warning. You just knead 🍪 to know these terms beforehand and what to do if one is issued. 🧈 🥚 Watch: The ingredients are in place for hazardous weather to happen (cookies are possible)🍪 Warning: Hazardous weather has formed and is happening (cookies are here)More: bit.ly/3u9x6BW#HappyHolidays ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget that we now have an email you can use to contact us for any questions or concerns you may have! Our AskCVHD@vdh.virginia.gov email is monitored frequently during normal business hours, so one of our staff members will get back to you in a timely manner. ... See MoreSee Less
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Starting Monday, November 28, if you are:50+ years of age, living in the Central Virginia Health District, and eligible to receive your COVID-19 bivalent booster but have not received your booster shot yet, you may receive a phone call or text message from the Virginia Department of Health. The call or text will remind you that you are eligible to schedule an appointment for your booster shot and give you information about where you can go to get your booster. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Black Friday! Before you head out to shop, keep these health tips in mind:🤒 Stay home if you aren't feeling well and consider shopping online instead🤧 Practice good hygiene by covering your coughs and sneezes and washing your hands with warm soap and water🛒 Try to find a time to go when the stores won't be as busy😷 Make sure you are up to date on your COVID-19 and flu vaccines and consider wearing a mask (especially if you are high risk) ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Central Virginia Health District! 🦃🍂🍁For our final Thankful Thursday, we're thankful that we're able to gather with our loved ones to celebrate the holiday.P.S. It's also National Family Health History Day! While you're gathered around the Thanksgiving feast, take some time to talk with your family about your family's health history. Learn more here: www.vdh.virginia.gov/blog/2022/11/22/gather-around-the-table-this-thanksgiving-and-discuss-your-f... ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact the Central Virginia Health District:

307 Alleghany Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501
434 - 477 - 5900