South Central Region

Discover Virginia’s South Central Region

Lynchburg, Danville, and surrounding area

Lynchburg, Danville, and surrounding area - The cities of Bedford, Danville, Lynchburg and Martinsville and surrounding areas

The cities of Bedford, Danville, Lynchburg and Martinsville and surrounding areas

 

Health Care Workforce in South Central Virginia

The South Central region of Virginia, including the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania and the cities of Bedford, Danville, Lynchburg and Martinsville, is home to hospitals, health systems, Community Health Centers (CHC), community colleges and universities that offer health professions career studies, internships, training and job opportunities.

 

Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) AHEC

PATHS is a federally funded Community Health Center with Primary Care, Pediatric Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy Services with facilities in Danville, Chatham, Martinsville, Boydton and South Boston. PATHS received the South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC) award in January 2014 and works with the statewide program office and partners to carry out the Virginia AHEC mission for the region.

One of the goals of the AHEC program is to establish a youth public health program to expose and recruit high school students into health careers, with a focus on careers in public health, minority students, and the economically disadvantaged. To meet this and other goals of our AHEC center, PATHS develops and participates in health careers and promotion activities as well as community-based and clinical training opportunities including the following:

  • Summer camps for middle and high school students on health careers and science education
  • Career Fairs that connect high school students with Health Care Professionals, Careers, and Health Science Enrichment
  • Coordination of opportunities for students to shadow or assist in PATHS’ Medical or Dental Centers
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) training and job placement
  • Implementation of the first pediatric continuity clinic in our area

South Central AHEC
Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS)
705 Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-3630 ext. 1018

 

Anjanette Farmer, Outreach Specialist/AHEC Director

A Farmer South Central AHEC

Anjanette Farmer assumed the role as the South Central AHEC Director in 2015. She has proven to be a highly effective manager with success in collaboration with various local organizations to build awareness of AHECs while building vital community linkages. She provides oversite in the development and implementation of organizational outreach and health careers initiatives. In her current role, she also develops and participates in relevant community events for the purpose of promoting health career options and overall mission and services of the organization. Anjanette also currently works as a Community Health Worker Supervisor to a team of 5 Community Health Workers and a Community Health Worker team lead.

Prior to her becoming the AHEC Director for the South Central AHEC, she worked in various other roles for PATHS, including functioning as a case worker, and an outreach and enrollment department supervisor. Anjanette is also an active member of the Dan River Region Health Collaborative Community Committee, the Cancer Taskforce Community Committee, and she also serves on the Virginia Community Health Worker Advisory Group.

afarmer@pathsinc.org

Live, Work and Play in the South Central Region

Avoca Museum
Bedford City/ County Museum
Booker T. Washington National Monument
D-Day Memorial
Hickory Hill Vineyard
Peaks of Otter Winery
Pest House Medical Museum
Piedmont Arts Association
Poplar Forest
Rebec Vineyard
Smith Mountain Lake
Tomahawk Mill Winery

 

Counties and Cities in South Central Virginia

The South Central region of Virginia serves the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania and the cities of Bedford, Danville, Lynchburg and Martinsville.

 

District Health Organizations and Hospitals

Centra Health
Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital
Central Virginia Health District
Danville Regional Medical Center
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Lynchburg General Hospital
Martinsville Memorial Hospital
Pittsylvania/Danville Health District
West Piedmont Health District
Virginia Baptist Hospital

 

Community Health Centers (CHC)

Bassett Family Practice
324 T B Stanley Highway
Bassett, VA 24055
Phone: (276) 629-6108

Danville Community College
1008 S. Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: (434) 797-8502

Health Center of Piedmont-Chatham
4 S. Main Street
Chatham, VA 24531
Phone: (434) 432-4443

Health Center of Piedmont-Danville
705 Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: (434) 791-4122

Health Center of Piedmont-Martinsville
287 Commonwealth Boulevard, West
Martinsville, VA 24112
Phone: (434) 432-4443

James River Dental Clinic
239 Trojan Road
Lynchburg, VA 24572
Phone: (434) 847-4691

Johnson Health Center Administrative Office
2316 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: (434) 455-2480

Johnson Health Center OB-Prenatal Clinic
1003 5th Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: (434) 229-0383

Martinsville Henry County Coalition HHS
22 E Church Street
Suite 311
Martinsville, VA 24112
Phone: (276) 638-2523 x319

Tri-Area Community Health Center at Ferrum
40 Wiley Drive
Ferrum, VA 24088
Phone: (540) 365-4469

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