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.

Community Health Assessment 2024

To provide a deeper understanding of our communities’ health needs and how we can address them, every three years Centra conducts Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) through area-specific surveys. We are updating these assessments in 2024, and we would like to hear from you! Tell us what you need to live a healthier life!

The Bedford region survey includes the town and county of Bedford. 

The Lynchburg region survey includes the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Pittsylvania.

Complete the survey and win a $15 Walmart gift card!

To thank you for filling out the survey, you can enter a drawing to receive a $15.00 gift certificate to Walmart. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please complete the information at the end of the survey. Your contact information will not be linked to your survey answers. The drawing will take place in July of 2024 and winners will be contacted.

For questions, please email CommunityHealth@centrahealth.com.


When completing our survey all information is kept confidential. This effort is through collaboration with Centra, Piedmont Health District, Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and the University of Lynchburg.

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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.


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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