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.


ATTENTION: ALL CENTRAL VIRGINIA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY MAY 18th, 2024, for Staff Development Day. All offices will reopen Monday May 20th, 2024.

The 2023 Annual Report is Here!

The Annual Report gives insight into the health district's accomplishments and sustainable development throughout 2023. This report highlights each of our departments, offices, and how we work together as a district.

Special Public Health News

Are you pregnant or Postpartum up to two years? Join us for our:


Limited spots available. Preference will be given to the first 20 registrants for each 'event', you will receive confirmation of your registration. For all events, check in will start at 5pm, and the event will be held from 5:30-7:30pm.

Amherst County: Monday June 24th, 2024- Second Stage Amherst (194 2nd St, Amherst, VA 24521)

Appomattox County: Monday August 5th, 2024- Appomattox Inn and Suites (447 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox, VA 24522)

Bedford County: Monday July 15th, 2024- The Outpost (402 E Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523)

Campbell County: Monday July 22nd, 2024- Campbell County Health Department (116 Kabler Ln, Rustburg, VA 24588)

Lynchburg City: Monday June 10th, 2024- Lynchburg Health Department (307 Alleghany Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501)-***Our Lynchburg Event & waiting list have reached capacity. We are now only accepting registrations for Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford & Campbell counties.***

What you get for attending our FREE event:

*FREE drawing for either a HelloBaby Monitor, Frida Baby 4 in 1 Grow-with-Me Bathtub, MOMCOZY S12 Pro Wearable Breastpump, Stroller, or 5 in 1 XL Large Baby Gym and Ball Pit.

*Each participant will receive a catered Chick-Fil-A dinner (children included), travel reimbursement in the form of a Sheetz or Uber gift card, free childcare onsite for children 2+ (children under 2 are welcome, but we ask that they stay with you during the event), freebies, and a $50 PAID onsite focus group opportunity.

Meningitis (MenACWY) Vaccine Clinics

Special Public Health News

Meningitis (MenACWY) Vaccine Clinics

Friday July 19th, 2024


By Appointment Only 

Amherst County Health Department

224 2nd St, Amherst, VA 24521

Phone: (434) 946-9408

Appomattox County Health Department

475 Court St, Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone: (434) 352- 2313

Friday August 2nd, 2024


By Appointment Only 

Bedford County Health Department

600 Bedford Ave, Bedford, VA 24523

Phone: (540) 586-7952

Campbell County Health Department

116 Kabler Ln, Rustburg, VA 24588

Phone: (434) 592-9550

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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
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