In November, 1970, the day after Thanksgiving, Central Virginia Community Health Center opened, operating out of three trailers, one each in Buckingham, Fluvanna and Cumberland Counties. Since then, CVHS has steadily grown to include a total of fourteen sites serving fifteen counties and three cities. In addition to the original counties, CVHS also serves Charlotte, Brunswick, Caroline, Prince Edward, Prince George, Southern Albemarle, Charles City, King William, King and Queen, Louisa, Richmond, and Westmoreland. The cities it serves include Fredericksburg, Petersburg and Hopewell. While each site grew out of a unique community need, all of them were created in response to the need for accessible, affordable health care. Services are not restricted to the residents of these specific service areas, and CVHS providers’ welcome patients from any locality.
An economically progressive city and Virginia's capital, Richmond offers a wealth of amenities not easily found other East Coast municipalities.
Richmond's complete livability can be measured in numerous ways such as the beautiful neighborhoods with striking architecture; a vast cultural and educational heritage befitting its more than 200,000 citizens; noted historic prestige tracing back to the early English settlers.
Nationally recognized for its vitality and New Economy embrace, Richmond's diversified employment base extends from chemical, food and tobacco manufacturing to biotechnology, semi-conductors and high-tech fibers. The city consistently ranks among "Best Places to Live and Work in America" in several national publications.
Richmond is among a handful of mid-sized cities to offer a flourishing cultural community enhanced by several first-class museums and prominent universities, its own symphony, professional ballet and opera, and numerous theater companies and art galleries.
While offering easy access to the ocean, mountains and Washington, D.C., Richmond features countless pastimes at home. Trendy boutiques and restaurants, numerous sports and entertainment attractions, outdoor pursuits among one of the nation's largest river park systems, and a treasure trove of historic landmarks provide fun times galore.
For the five million who visit each year, Richmond is increasingly recognized for many distinguished yet unheralded qualities long enjoyed by those who already live here.