Important Office Updates, In Effect until 1/31/21

In an effort to prevent and minimize exposure while continuing to provide as many services as possible, the following office changes will be in effect until 1/31/21: 

  • Adults will be seen via telehealth on Saturdays by appointment.
  • Lynchburg Women’s & Pediatric Health Services (2402 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg) will be open on Saturdays for pediatric patients, by appointment only
  • You will be required to wear a mask while in our office

Our office co-located in Horizon in Lynchburg will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. All other offices are open for in-person and virtual visits. 

Screening protocols will remain in place when calling into the office and at our front doors. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

Virginia is now in phase 1a and 1b of vaccine distribution. Johnson Health Center will contact you when the vaccine is available to you. We will be following the CDC Guidelines for vaccine eligibility. We will offer the vaccine to JHC patients only and you must fall into one of these categories to qualify:

  • Healthcare employee (1a)
  • Patients aged 75 and older (1b)

You will receive an automated message from Johnson Health Center if you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments will be made for Saturdays only. If you have not received a call or text message from our office, we will not be able to schedule you an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website. 

VDH Website 

A variety of appointments can be conducted through our Patient Portal!
With Patient Portal and our Healow app, you can see a provider from the comfort of your home without having to come into the office. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

COVID Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What can I expect when coming to a JHC office?

We have staff stationed at our front doors that will be screening patients and their visitors before they enter the building. 

You will be asked if you are experiencing:

  • A cough developed in the last 14 days

AND any 1 or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100 or more (we will check your temperature)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat 

You will then be asked to wait in your car until the provider is ready for you. We will give you a call when it is time to come in. 



I need to see a doctor but I don't want to come into the office, what are my options?

You can utilize televisits through our Patient Portal! If you are not registered for a portal account, contact our office and we will get you set up, we just need a valid email address. A variety of appointments can be done by video or phone if you do not have video access.

Where can I find the most up-to-date information about COVID?

Visit the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date information. 

CDC Website

What precautions can I take against contracting COVID?

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. 

To protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
What can I do to help?

You can help Johnson Health Center and our local community in a variety of ways:

  • Non-perishable food, baby items and feminine hygiene products can be dropped off at JHC. We have emergency food pantries in our medical clinics for patients; baby items, such as diapers and formula, and feminine hygiene products are also available. 
  • Donate monetarily to Johnson Health Center
  • Wash your hands and stay home!

Section 3202(b) of the CARES Act requires providers of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 to make public the cash price for a COVID-19 test. In accordance with this requirement, Johnson Health Center COVID-19 test costs $51.31 or less, depending on the type of test. Additionally, patient financial responsibility associated with a qualified COVID-19 service is waived at this time.