Centra is the Region’s major hospital system and also one of its largest employers. Centra operates three hospitals—Lynchburg General, Virginia Baptist and Bedford Memorial—along with the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center, Centra’s Stroobants Cardiovascular Center, and numerous medical offices.
Centra has made a commitment to provide quality health care to all residents of the Region. As further evidence of this, Centra has partnered with the Free Clinic of Central Virginia to build the Community Action Network. This new walk-in clinic is slated to open this year on Lynchburg’s Fifth Street.
The Community Action Network, an additional Free Clinic site, will provide immediate and primary care services to high-risk, underinsured, or uninsured patients. Mental health services will be provided through collaborative community partnerships, and the clinic will facilitate access to specialists and other medical services.
Working with area nonprofits and social service agencies, this unique clinic also will be equipped to handle social issues affecting patients’ health, such as inadequate housing, transportation, or lack of financial resources.
Aside from our stellar hospital system, there are many independent healthcare providers in the Region as well providing options, among them Johnson Health Center, which has locations in Lynchburg, Amherst, and Bedford. Johnson Health Center has long provided affordable and comprehensive healthcare to the Region.
Central Virginia Family Physicians, also an independent practice, has offices and instant-care clinics across the Region. CVFP recently partnered with Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine to open a medical clinic. This clinic provides a wide range of health services to LU students, faculty and staff, and patients from throughout the Region.
For those seeking practitioners specializing in integrative and alternative medicine, the Lynchburg Region has these options as well.
There are lots of healthcare services aimed specifically at the Region’s senior population, including PACE, a “Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.” PACE, a national program funded through Medicaid and Medicare, provides adult daycare, in-home care, medical transport, and other services that help seniors stay in their homes.
There also are many senior living and nursing facilities in the Region, among them Westminster Canterbury and Valley View Retirement Community in Lynchburg. Westminster Canterbury, named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report, provides residential and healthcare services to more 400 people from throughout the Region and beyond. The facility also offers short-term rehabilitation.
The Summit, a key component of the Wyndhurst planned community in Lynchburg, also is a popular choice among the Region’s retirees.