Medical Care

Sweet Briar offers onsite medical care two days a week through Blue Ridge Medical Center and anytime at BRMC’s Amherst location. Other community partners include Centra Medical Group in Amherst.

Blue Ridge Medical Center

BRMC provides primary care, women’s health and lab services, as well as referrals for behavioral health, x-rays, physical therapy, nutrition counseling and other specialists.

Students are welcome to schedule appointments on Saturdays at BRMC’s location in Arrington or anytime at its Amherst location (shared with Horizon Behavioral Health).

BRMC Amherst
210 South Main Street
Amherst, Va 24521

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm Closed from 1pm-2pm for lunch.

To schedule an appointment, call 434-338-7163.

Centra Medical Group — Amherst

Centra Health is a nonprofit regional health care system offering a wide range of primary care services at a brand-new facility nearby.

Appointments are required for routine medical care such as physicals and wellness visits. Same-day appointments are available if you are sick. CMG – Amherst is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For more information, visit the CMG – Amherst website or call 434-946-9565.

Physician’s Treatment Center

816 S Main St, Amherst, VA
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

1901 Tate Springs Rd, Lynchburg, VA
Every day: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Walk-In Immediate Care

118 Oakwood Drive, Madison Heights, VA
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Centra Urgent Care

16890 Forest Road, Forest, VA
Every Day: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Mental Health Counseling

All mental health counseling is provided by Horizon Behavioral Health, which has an on-campus office in the basement of Memorial Chapel. Counselors are on campus and available for appointments on Monday-Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Students may schedule appointments by calling 434-477-5000. You can also email questions to

Walk In Hours:

  • Monday: 9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12-1 p.m.
  • Thursday 7-8 p.m.
  • Friday 1-2 p.m.

The cost for the services may be covered by your health insurance — please check your policy. Sweet Briar will work with students who may need further assistance on a case-by-case basis.

You can also participate in group counseling. Topics change every week. Stop by the Chapel basement.

  • Monday, 12-1 p.m.: Mindfulness/Acudetox with Christina
  • Friday, 2-3 p.m. SSTEW (Seeking Safety Through Emotional Wellness) with Toni.

If you’re having a mental health emergency, call 434-946-2316 during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or 434-522-8191 after hours (5 p.m.-8 a.m. and on weekends).