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/clients/guests, 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, 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.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, 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.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • 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

A Message from the CEO at Life Center of Galax

Greetings, and please allow me to introduce myself. I am Lisa Hatcher, the recently appointed CEO of the Life Center of Galax. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in participating in the recovery community of Galax, and to update you on some recent changes at our center.

As with all we do, these changes represent our latest efforts to be good stewards of our patients and to increase our ability to provide excellent clinical services. I look forward to collaborating with you to ensure that you, your loved one, or your patient or client has access to the very best treatment programming available.

The following are a few of the changes that have been implemented over the past few months:

  • Improved safety & security
  • New, highly qualified Director of Nursing
  • Enhanced, user-friendly website
  • Comprehensive medical management services

In addition to the above, we will be implementing the following improvements in the weeks to come:

  • Acceptance of Virginia Medicaid
  • Enhanced clinical programming with strong core curriculum
  • Improved alumni services
  • Interactive family programming

We at the Life Center of Galax are committed to providing each person who heals with us with a positive treatment experience, one that sets the foundation for long-term success in recovery. To learn more about our recent changes, or to speak to us about starting the admissions process, feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you, your loved one, or your patients.

My son was struggling with figuring out what path he was meant to be on for life. He was unmotivated and discouraged. The program at the Life Center of Galax taught him the life skills needed to be productive. His self-esteem has soared!

– Ted
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