Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Life Center of Galax.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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 Life Center of Galax Team

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our program. We trust that you and your family will find the information you need to begin a journey towards recovery on these pages.

The Life Center of Galax has been providing quality addiction treatment for more than 40 years. At Life Center, you will never be “just another patient.”

You matter.

Our website has been designed to provide you with a wealth of information about our staff, programs, services, and philosophies. Beyond this information, we believe the commitment and passion of our staff will truly make a difference in your treatment experience.

If you choose to enter treatment at The Life Center you will find many options, all based on scientific research and evidence-based practices which will give you the best opportunity for sustaining your recovery. Twelve Step meetings remain an important part of the treatment experience. Specialty services, such as Prodigal, our Christian curriculum; and Opiate treatment which includes detoxification to drug-free treatment, maintenance options with Suboxone or Methadone or the use of Vivitrol, a nonnarcotic option for recovery support, all demonstrate the versatility we offer.

Recovery may begin at The Life Center, but we understand it is a lifelong process. Continuing care planning is a critical part of your treatment. You will leave our program with a comprehensive plan designed to support your ongoing recovery.

We are proud to have been a part of the community for over 40 years. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have after visiting our website, and you can contact us by calling or requesting information from our contact page, where staff will respond to your emails.

Thank you again for your interest in our program. We wish you and your family the very best.


The Life Center of Galax Team

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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