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.
The Petersburg and King George area is located 30 minutes from Richmond Virginia. It has a firm place in our nation’s history books. From the founding of the