In The Community

Centra Health

In The Community

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings will be held every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Hospital. 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels provides balanced, nutritious meals to the elderly, disabled, or homebound who have no reliable means of obtaining their daily food requirements. Our caring volunteers help alleviate the sense of isolation and worry of clients and observe their physical condition. In cooperation with the community and county agencies, we identify those in need of these services. The Meals on Wheels program results improved the nutritional status for our clients of various socioeconomic backgrounds and provides regular contact with the community. Meals are prepared at CSCH. Call 434.392.8797 for more information.

Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau

As a public service to area clubs and organizations, Centra Southside Community Hospital offers a Speakers Bureau which provides informative speakers on a wide variety of health-related topics. This service is free of charge and is designed to provide residents of Southside Virginia with the most up-to-date information available. Speakers are available to discuss topics of particular interest to you or your group.

Medical Career Camp

Medical Career Camp
Medical Career Camp

What is Medical Careers Camp?

Centra Southside Community Hospital's summer Medical Careers Camp provides a week of mentored experience for 10 middle school students interested in exploring the exciting world of Health Care Careers. Students have an opportunity to explore the various facets of Health Care at Centra Southside Community Hospital. Over the course of a week, they may visit and do hands-on activities in various departments.

They may include:

  • Cardio Diagnostics / Treatment and Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehab
  • Emergency Department and Flight Services
  • Employee Health/Infection Control
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Hampden-Sydney College's Rat Lab & Psychology Departments
  • Pediatrics
  • IV Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Medical Laboratory and Pathology
  • Longwood University's Nursing and Nursing School Skills Lab
  • Nutrition Services
  • Obstetrics and Birth Center
  • Orthopaedics
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology / X-ray
  • Farmville's Rescue Squad and Fire Department
  • Material Management
  • Same Day Surgery and Operating Room

​Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a rising 6th, 7th or 8th grader.
  • Must have a true interest in a career in health care.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from facilities each day for the duration of the camp.
  • Must complete the application found at this website by June 1, 2020 (application not available yet), and include one essay as explained on the application. The essay is a key component in assessing the acceptance of the application.
  • Must have signed parental permission to attend the camp and have a TB skin test, found on the application.
  • Must have updated immunizations to include two Varicella Vaccines and 2 MMR Vaccines. Must have two academic references, one each from a science and math teacher (forms found on the application). Preference will be given to new 2019 campers.

2020 Program Specifics:

Dates: TBD
Time: 9am to 4pm 
Cost: $30.00 per camper; scholarships available 

Dress Code: We ask that students wear the Medical Career Camp T-Shirt (provided on the first day); a pair of clean, presentable, fitted or belted, khaki pants or capris; and a clean pair of comfortable shoes (No sandals or open toed shoes, for safety reasons). Slide on shoes or gym shoes are fine. No perfume or cologne for patient allergy reasons. Long hair needs to be pulled back into a braid or ponytail.

Location of Camp: Centra Southside Community Hospital The Quad Building (located in the parking lot behind the hospital) 800 Oak St. Farmville, VA 23901

Download, print and complete the application. There is a $30 fee to attend, but scholarships are available. Fill out page one completely and have a parent or guardian complete and sign the parental permission to attend the camp found on the bottom of page one and the TB skin test permission form found on page two of the application. Please answer one of the essay questions found on page three of the application. Please remember that the quality of your answers is important as well as neatness, grammar and spelling. The essay is a key component in assessing the acceptance of the application. Turn in two academic recommendations (pages 4 and 5) with your application.

2019 Application 

Timeline: All applications and recommendations must be received no later than June 26, 2019 

Please send the application and recommendation to:
Kerry Mossler 
Community Engagement
800 Oak Street
Farmville, VA. 23901 

Acceptance letters with required paper work will be mailed. There will be a camp waiting list in case of cancellation by an accepted participant.

Questions, contact:
Kerry Mossler 
Community Engagement


Gwendolyn Akers-Booker
Special Projects Admin

Please, stop by the front desk to receive an application in person.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Campaign

Breastfeeding-Friendly Campaign
Breastfeeding-Friendly Campaign

Centra Southside Community Hospital invites you to make your establishment breastfeeding friendly!  We all know breastmilk improves the health of both babies and mothers; it is ecologically and economically advantageous, and yet it requires the support of the whole community!  By posting our "Breastfeeding Welcome" sticker on your store window, your business will be advertised as breastfeeding friendly on our CSCH website and Facebook page as well as families will be directed to your establishment when searching for breastfeeding-friendly venues.  

By allowing women to breastfeed on your business premise, you are also complying with state legislation.  Virginia statue 18.2-387 on indecent exposure states that, "No person shall be deemed to be in violation of this section for breastfeeding a child in any public place or any place where others are present." 

If you have any questions please contact Fran Hill, RN, IBCLC at 434.315.2680