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.

CVHD Highlights

Blood Drive at the Lynchburg Health Department

On Thursday, November 30, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, we are partnering with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the Lynchburg Health Department! Donate blood and save a life, and you can also receive a free pair of Elf Christmas socks while supplies last.
Visit the blood drive registration page to schedule a time to donate blood.
The Lynchburg Health Department is located at 307 Alleghany Ave., Lynchburg.
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Take steps now to protect your holiday plans. See your provider to get this year's #COVID19 and #flu vaccines--and wash your hands often, too! #protectyourselfprotectyourplans #lynchburgliving ... See MoreSee Less
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National Influenza Vaccination Week is a great time to consider the many benefits of the flu vaccine. It can reduce your chances of getting sick with the flu, be lifesaving for all ages, and protect the people around you. Help keep our communities safe from the flu and get vaccinated. #NIVW #flu #FightFlu ... See MoreSee Less
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Big thanks to everyone who joined our blood drive! Your generous contributions make a significant impact on saving lives. 🩸💪 #communitysupport #gratitude #CVHD #blooddrive ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know... Strep throat is caused by a bacterial infection. It can be transmitted person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces.Remember that it can be highly contagious, so practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands, covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with infected individuals. These practices can help prevent the spread.#strepthroatfacts #stayhealthy ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that Infant & Toddler Connection of Central Virginia is part of Virginia's early intervention system for infants and toddler with disabilities and their families? Give us a call at 434-477-4874 for more information! 💙 #cvhd #infantandtoddler #earlyintervention ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact the Central Virginia Health District:

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