Medical Care

Sweet Briar offers onsite medical care five days a week. The clinic offers a variety of services including:

  • Testing for strep, flu, pregnancy and COVID
  • Health screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes
  • Treatment of minor burns, cut or sprains, and skin conditions such as eczema, athletes foot, acne or other skin related rashes.

The on-site clinic is located in the lower level of Memorial Chapel. You can reach them at 434-381-6103 or

Health Clinic Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Students and other members of our community may get tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or if they’ve been informed that they have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed. As of the afternoon of Aug. 21, 2020, COVID testing is available in the campus health clinic. To receive a test in the clinic, you must be:

  • Symptomatic
  • Have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive
  • Have another appropriate reason for testing

Testing in the on-campus clinic is available for students, faculty and staff on campus. If an employee lives off campus, but is on campus when it is determined they need a test, they may have that test done on campus. If someone is already off campus, however, we ask that they not return to campus to have a test. For off campus testing, please visit the VDH website for a list of testing centers in the area.

Other Local Medical Services

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-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may schedule appointments by calling 434-946-2316. You can also email questions to

Download the Horizon Behavioral Health flyer for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Walk In Hours:

  • Monday: 9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 3-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: noon-1 p.m.
  • Thursday noon-1 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.

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).