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Community Health Education Center

The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is a partnership of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS), VCU Libraries, and the MCV Hospitals Auxiliary. This consumer health library provides patients, their family members, and the members of the greater Richmond community access to authoritative and accurate health information.

CHEC’s mission is to foster the advancement and development of health knowledge within the community.

Newly diagnosed? Need to know how to manage a chronic condition? Want to learn more about wellness and nutrition? We can help you find answers to your health questions. At our consumer health library a librarian and staff will guide you to online and print resources. Our services are free.

Get Health Information

In addition to the collection of books, magazines and videos housed in the Community Health Education Center, the CHEC librarian and staff organize online resources, most of which are accessible from any computer. Health and Wellness Resource Guides contains a variety of resource guides on health topics including women’s health, health literacy, and quitting smoking, and various diseases.

Visit Us

Hours
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone
(804) 828-2432

Location
Ground floor, Gateway Building
VCU Medical Center
1200 E. Marshall St.

Parking 
Patient and Visitor Deck, end of Clay Street
Valet parking is available for $5; pull into semi-circle at the Gateway building

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VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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