In the late 60's, a resident of Cumberland County traveled nearly an hour one way to her doctor’s appointment in Charlottesville, VA. Frustrated that a simple trip to the doctor could take up a whole day, and realizing that many people in her rural community were unable to get to the doctor at all, Beulah Wiley galvanized others in her community. Together, they were able to win grant funding from the Office of Economic Opportunity to start the first community health center in Virginia. CVCHC opened the day after Thanksgiving, 1970. This was a real accomplishment for community residents who had worked hard to bring health services close to home, serving the Counties of Buckingham, Fluvanna and Cumberland.
Initially, one trailer was stationed in each of the three counties where care was provided. However, it was not long before the three trailers were relocated to one location, creating a more efficient and unified sense of being a health center.
As additional sites were added, the growing corporation needed a distinct corporate identity which became Central Virginia Health Services (CVHS). CVHS’ new name reflected the Center’s wider geographic identity. The building was renovated so that administrative functions for the corporation were placed in the lower floor of the health center and clinical functions were at ground level. CVHS provides administrative support for all health center sites within the CVHS family, including billing, information systems management, clinical oversight and human resources management.
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