When economic development professionals discuss the health of a community, they’re usually referring to its economic strength. But when we say Altavista, Virginia is a healthy community, we’re also referring to the physical health of local residents. That’s because this community has significant health and wellness resources for local residents and employers.
In addition to clinics and many offices for health care practitioners, our community has emergency health care and full-service medical facilities within minutes. That means employers can be confident that their employees’ health needs will be addressed promptly and professionally, minimizing downtime for injuries and illnesses.
The Altavista YMCA is also a major contributor to the area’s well-being. With affordable childcare and an amazingly wide range of activities, it keeps local families healthy, happy, and active, which helps the area keep health care costs manageable.