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)

Central Virginia Health District (CVHD)

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

One out of every five deaths in the United States is due to cancer, according to the CDC.On World Cancer Day, we remember the lives lost to cancer and also celebrate the progress we've made in cancer treatment and research.There are some things you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/#WorldCancerDay ... See MoreSee Less
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It's National Wear Red Day, so some of our staff did just that to raise awareness for heart disease! ❤️Are you wearing red today? Let us know! #WearRedDay #NationalWearRedDay #OurHearts ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out this information about the CDC's recall of EzriCare Artificial Tears from our friends at the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts❗️The CDC is urging health care providers and consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it conducts an investigation into at least 50 infections in 11 states that have led to instances of permanent vision loss, hospitalization and one death. Most of the people with these infections reported using artificial tears, and EzriCare was the most common brand. These eye drops are preservative-free, so bacteria are able to grow in them. Testing of open EzriCare bottles identified dangerous Pseudomonas bacteria that were resistant to multiple antibiotics. As per the CDC, use of EzriCare Artificial Tears should be discontinued immediately until the investigation by the CDC is complete. The testing of unopened bottles is ongoing.If you have been using OTC eye drops and you feel that you may have an eye infection, please contact your eye doctor immediately.News story: nbcnews.to/3DCH8kq ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death in Virginia?February is American Heart Month, so each Wednesday we're bringing you a new tip to keep your heart healthy!One thing you can do is choose healthy foods and snacks. Choose foods like fruits and vegetables that are high in water, fiber and vitamins. Try to avoid foods that have lots of fat and sodium (salt).Check out recipes.heart.org/en for some heart-healthy recipes! #HeartHealth #HeartMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact the Central Virginia Health District:

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