Johnson Health Center is a non-profit, independent, Federally Qualified Health Center serving Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Bedford and Campbell. The health center is governed by a board of directors composed of at least 51% of our patient population.

Our mission is to provide affordable and comprehensive healthcare with quality services and strong community partnerships.

Community Health Centers were created 50 years ago in order to increase access to healthcare in medically underserved areas. Johnson Health Center is proud to offer comprehensive primary health care services to anyone seeking care in the community.

All insurances are accepted and reduced fees are offered to uninsured and underinsured patients.

Our Values

Respect

Respect

We value and respect each patient, their family, ourselves and each other. Every individual associated with Johnson Health Center will be treated with dignity and respect. We value and respect individual differences, show empathy to our patients, their families and each other, and work collectively to build Johnson Health Center as a medical home and an employer of choice.
Integrity

Integrity

We are committed to doing the right thing every time. Our actions reflect our commitment to honesty, openness, truthfulness, accuracy and ethical behavior. We are accountable for the decisions we make and the outcome of those decisions.
Excellence

Excellence

We will pursue excellence each and every day in activities that foster teamwork, quality improvement, patient care, innovation and efficiency. At Johnson Health Center, all of our staff are passionately committed to the highest quality of care for our patients. We continually seek ways to enhance the patient experience and promote an environment of continuous quality improvement.
Innovation

Innovation

We value creativity, flexibility and continuous improvement efforts. We are advocates and instruments of positive change, encouraging employees to engage in responsible risk-taking and working to make a difference. Creative thinking enables us to build on successes and learn from failures.
Teamwork

Teamwork

We understand that teamwork is the essence of our ability to succeed. We work across functional boundaries and embrace diversity. Our collaborative approach ensures a culture of participation, learning and respect and serves to improve the quality of patient care. By focusing on a team based approach, the expertise of each Johnson Health Center employee is leveraged to optimize the patient experience.

Our History

1998 - Centra Health opened JHC

Centra Health opened JHC to provide comprehensive health care to anyone in the Central Virginia region, regardless of ability to pay.

2003 - JHC a Federally Qualified Health Center

Johnson Health Center officially became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2003, becoming its own entity apart from Centra Health.

2005 - James River Dental Clinic was opened

James River Dental Clinic was opened in Madison Heights. Through JRDC both insured and uninsured patients have access to routine dental care, extractions, cleanings and x-rays. JRDC also provides valuable examinations and cleaning in local public school systems. 

2009 - JHC expands pediatric specialty care

JHC expanded to meet the growing demand for pediatric specialty care. While pediatric patients were traditionally seen in the same primary care setting as adult JHC patients, JHC recognized the need to provide expanded pediatric services in Lynchburg.

2011 - JHC opened a pharmacy

JHC opened a pharmacy in the adult primary care office on Federal Street. The JHC pharmacy operates as a 340(B) pharmacy, meaning it offers prescription discounts to JHC patients who qualify. In addition, the JHC pharmacy accepts all forms of insurance and offers a $4 list similar to commercial pharmacies. 

2012 - Amherst County Community Health Center opened

Amherst County Community Health Center opened. With growing demand for services and challenges posed by limited transportation, JHC opened a practice in Amherst in an effort to provide improved access to services and a convenient location for Amherst County residents. 

2014 - Bedford Community Health Center and Bedford Community Dental Center opened

Bedford Community Health Center and Bedford Community Dental Center opened. Our Bedford centers offer primary care to both pediatric and adult patients, behavioral health services, OB/GYN services and dental services. 

2014 - Lynchburg office received designation

Our Lynchburg offices received Level 2 Patient Centered Medical Home designation.

2016 - Amelon Square Immediate Care Opened

01.2016
Johnson Health Center opened Amelon Square Immediate Care to increase adult and pediatric patient access to same day medical appointments.

2017 - Transportation Services

08.2017

JHC was gifted a 15 passenger van in order to provide transportation to and from medical appointments for patients living in Amherst and Lynchburg. Transportation to specialty appointments in Charlottesville is also provided for JHC patients. 

2017 - Lynchburg Women's & Pediatric Health Services

09.2017
Johnson Health Center moved its pediatric and ob/gyn office to a new location on Atherhold Road allowing for increased patient visits and the addition of a new service area, pediatric dentistry.

2018 - Johnson Health Center Integrated Services Opened

01.2018
Johnson Health Center and Horizon Behavioral Health partnered to offer primary care on-site at Horizon in order to increase access to care and compliance for Horizon patients. 

2018 - Rustburg Community Health Center Opened

02.2018

Johnson Health Center opened an office in Campbell County in order to create easier access to primary care.

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News & Awards

2015

Best Pediatric Practice - Honorable Mention presented by Lynchburg Living

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2016

New Business of the Year Award presented by CVCC's Workforce Solutions & Community Education

2016

Employer of Choice Recognition

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2016

Healthy Helpers Award presented by Miriam's House

2016

Virginia Community Healthcare Association's 2016 Award Recipients - Provider of the year, Dr. Sabugo and Staff Member of the Year, Susan McCafferty

2016

Lynchburg Living Magazine 2016 Top 25 Giving Back Award Recipient

2017

Best Place to Work recipient presented by Lynchburg Business Magazine

2017

Virginia Community Healthcare Association's 2017 Award Recipients - Volunteer of the Year & Tony Lawson Special Recognition Award

2018

Small Business on the Rise recipient presented by Lynchburg Business Magazine

2018

Helping Hands Award recipient presented by Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2018

Rising Stars in Healthcare Award presented to Dr. Brian Freeman by OurHealth Magazine

2018

Virginia Community Healthcare Association’s 2018 Provider of the Year Award presented to Duane Kresge, PNP

2018

OurHealth Magazine Outstanding Nurse Award presented to Summer Lang, LPN