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Community Health Education Center

At the Community Health Education Center, patients, families and the public can get up-to-date information from reliable sources about health and medicine. Resources include books, journals, videos and computers with internet connections. 

The center is staffed by a full-time health sciences librarian, a part-time library assistant and trained volunteers.


Available materials and services include:

  • Books–3,000 print references on health topics
  • Business services—free for health-related concerns; includes printing, photocopying and fax
  • CarePages–free online tool connects patients and family members during a hospitalization. Users can update family, friends and colleagues, share photos and collect messages of support. We will help set up your CarePage.
  • Children's area–games, puzzles and many children's picture books on health-related topics
  • Health and wellness displays– regular displays and free monthly presentations over the lunch hour
  • Health Topics from MedlinePlus-- offers information on more than 650 conditions, diseases and wellness topics
  • Magazines–more than 30 health-related titles
  • Multilingual services–research assistance guiding patrons to multilingual health information sources
  • Public computers–7 public Internet computers
  • Reading area–comfortable reading area with 2 large tables; electrical and Ethernet outlets nearby
  • Videos–300-plus videos in DVD or VHS format on a variety of health-related topics. Staff can also identify video clips for patients to view online.
  • WiFi/Ethernet -- VCUHS guest WiFi available for your personal laptop; Ethernet also available.

Find Us

The center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. It is located on the ground floor of the Gateway Building. Parking is available in the Patient and Visitor Deck.

For more information, visit us online or call (804) 828-2432.


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