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

March 24 is World TB Day!World TB Day is a day to raise awareness about the effects of tuberculosis (TB) and work to bring an end to this disease.P.S. Did you know that we offer TB screenings at the Lynchburg Health Department? If you need a TB screening, you can call 434-477-5974 to schedule an appointment.To learn more about tuberculosis, visit www.cdc.gov/tb/default.htm ... See MoreSee Less
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What do cleaning products, medicines and batteries all have in common?They are common items that can be poisonous if ingested or used incorrectly! That's why it is important to keep them in their proper containers and stored out of reach of children.This National Poison Prevention Week, don't forget that you can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 in case of a poison emergency, and learn more about how to prevent poisonings at poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/what-you-can-do/prevention-tips ... See MoreSee Less
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True or false: Someone with colorectal (often called colon) cancer might not have any symptoms at first.Answer: True! That is why it is important to get screened for colorectal cancer regularly if you are between the ages of 45 and 75. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so it's the perfect time to talk to your doctor about whether you should get screened and to learn which screening test is the best option for you. For more information about colorectal cancer, visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Spring is officially in the air now, and so are seasonal allergies!Seasonal allergies are your immune system overreacting to an allergy trigger such as pollen. With the warm winter we had in Virginia, health experts say that we're in for an early and long allergy season this year, as trees and flowers are starting to bloom earlier than normal.If you suffer from seasonal allergies, some things you can do include:👕Wash clothes and bedding regularly, especially if it's clothing that you wore outdoors🌸Try to stay inside during mornings and afternoons, when pollen is highest🪟Close windows and turn on air conditioning👩‍⚕️Talk to your doctor if your allergies are very severe#allergies #seasonalallergies #spring ... See MoreSee Less
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Nutrition Month Monday Tip #3 is to check for sales and coupons for healthy food items before going to the grocery store! If your local grocery store offers a discount card, sign up for that as an additional way to find savings. You won't be spending as much money, and by looking at sale items and coupons ahead of time, you can plan your healthy foods before going shopping so you will have an idea of exactly what you need to get. That can help you save money as well! #NationalNutritionMonth #NutritionMonth #nurtition ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact the Central Virginia Health District:

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