Healthcare inside the Lynchburg Region is comprehensive and accessible. Numerous providers offer all levels of care from walk-in clinics to nationally recognized hospitals.
The Centra healthcare system provides medical services to more than 500,000 patients across central and southside Virginia. Centralized in Lynchburg, the nonprofit organization includes four hospitals, five medical centers, and various specialty and primary care practices as part of the Centra Medical Group network.
With more than 8,500 employees, 400 employed providers and physicians, and a medical staff of nearly 600 providing care in 70 locations, the system provides physician practices, urgent care, physical therapy, outreach programs, screenings and tests, educational media and publications, and community health programs.
Lynchburg General Hospital
Lynchburg General Hospital is a full-service acute care facility and Level II trauma center, providing emergency and critical care services to more than 92,000 patients per year. It offers cardiac, neurosurgery, orthopaedic, and pulmonary services; an outpatient surgery center; as well as a pediatric center.
Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital
Virginia Baptist, also in Lynchburg, offers a birth center, women and children’s health services, and the region’s neonatal intensive care unit. It also serves as the primary regional provider of child and adult mental health services. Virginia Baptist operates an outpatient surgery center and provides skilled care, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and ambulatory surgery. It is also home to a variety of specialty services.
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital
Bedford Memorial is a full-service medical facility with special emphasis on outpatient surgery, emergency services, geriatrics, and rehabilitative services. The facility also offers 24-hour emergency care services.
Centra Southside Community Hospital
Southside Community in Farmville is a full-service acute care facility with a birth center and serves as a medical hub for the eight-county region. The range of services includes cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, surgical services, and emergency services.
Centra Medical Group
Centra also includes the Centra Medical Group, an extensive network of local family practices, primary care physicians, and medical and surgical specialists serving the Central and Southside Virginia.
Centra Stroobants Heart Center
Stroobants has established itself as a national benchmark facility for cardiac care. Specialists perform more than 5,000 major cardiac procedures each year. Lynchburg General has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for the eighth time and is the only hospital in the state of Virginia to be recognized that many times since the award’s inception in 1999. Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center has nationally recognized cardiologists and surgeons plus a wealth of programs and prevention support.
Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center
The cancer center provides comprehensive cancer services and treatments, such as chemotherapy and biological and targeted drug therapies; genetic testing; and clinical trials.
Centra Senior Services
Healthcare options for seniors range from at-home care, to assisted living, to nursing homes. Centra’s continuum of services includes home health, rehabilitation, and hospice services that help manage seniors’ healthcare needs in the comfort of their homes. One such program is Centra PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), a national program funded by Medicaid and Medicare. The program is designed to provide all needed medical and supportive services for seniors eligible for nursing facility care but who prefer to stay at home.
Centra Community Paramedics Program
Centra’s new Community Paramedics Program serves residents with one of four chronic diseases: COPD, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes. The goal of the free program is to cut down on hospital visits and improve access to care by providing medicine and long-term care in patients’ homes.
Johnson Health Center
Johnson Health Center, non-profit, independent center is a Federally Qualified Health Center. In 2017, the independent healthcare provider served more than 17,000 uninsured and underinsured clients in the Lynchburg region. The health center offers affordable and comprehensive health, dental, and immediate care services to residents of the City of Lynchburg as well as Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell Counties.
Central Virginia Family Physicians
Central Virginia Family Physicians is an independent practice with nine regional family practice offices, three immediate care facilities, a laboratory and diagnostic center.
Free Clinic of Central Virginia
The Free Clinic of Central Virginia in Lynchburg provides high-quality medical, dental, pharmacy, and health education services to those in Central Virginia who do not have the resources to obtain basic healthcare services. A community-based volunteer program including physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and counselors make the clinic’s work possible.
Holcombe H. Hurt Community Health Center
Opened in January 2018, the Holcombe H. Hurt Community Health Center was made possible through a partnership of Centra, the Centra Foundation, Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Horizon Behavioral Health, Hill City Pharmacy, and Community Access Network to fund and staff the facility. Today, it provides primary care, behavioral health, some specialty care, and on-site pharmaceutical services.
HealthWorks is Central Virginia’s only comprehensive occupational health and workplace wellness provider, offering workers compensation, disability management, and related occupational health services.
Urgent care and walk-in clinics are open seven days a week and see adult and pediatric patients. Urgent care centers include MedExpress, Central Virginia Family Physicians Urgent Care, Physicians Treatment Center, and Centra Urgent Care. Urgent care clinics are also found throughout the region.
Eye and Dental Care
Eye specialists in the region are able to treat cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disorders, and perform Lasik eye surgery and more. Dental services include general dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, preventative care, tooth replacement, and pediatric care.
Orthopaedics and Physical Therapy
With 20 doctors on staff, OrthoVirginia is the largest multidisciplinary musculoskeletal practice in the Lynchburg area. Specialties range from general orthopaedics and physical therapy to sports medicine and joint replacement. Several other physical therapy clinics including Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia, Inc. are located in the region.