Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Life Center of Galax to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Life Center of Galax.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

About Life Center of Galax

The Life Center of Galax has been licensed and accredited to provide addiction treatment for more than 40 years.

Through the years, Life Center has worked to respond to the needs of the patients in the region. As drugs of choice have changed, we have worked to update our programs and practices to offer the best opportunity for successful treatment and recovery.

The first significant change came when the facility sought a license to include dual diagnosis services as part of our addiction treatment program. For more than 20 years our psychiatrist and medical director have worked together with our treatment team to ensure we address patients holistically.

One of the most significant recent changes occurred with the introduction of new and stronger pain medications and the subsequent increase in opiate addiction. Now, almost half of our patients are receiving treatment for opiate addiction.

Life Center of Galax is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. We were the first residential treatment program both licensed and accredited to exclusively treat adults addicted to alcohol or drugs.

At Life Center of Galax, we focus on one thing-your recovery. You and your family have suffered enough from the devastating disease of addiction.

Begin your recovery with us.

With Warm Regards,
Life Center Staff

The Life Center of Galax is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is nationally accredited by Joint Commission.

Everyone was very friendly and always helpful during my stay which made treatment so much easier to go through.

– Chelsea
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