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Health Clinics

August 6, 2002

Arlington Free Clinic

2926 Columbia Pike

703-979-1400

www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org

info@arlingtonfreeclinic.org

Arlington County AIDS/Sexually-Transmitted Disease Services

1800 North Edison St.

703-228-5175

703-228-4937 (TTY)

The primary goals are to prevent infection with and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and to provide consultation, referral and AIDS drug assistance services for qualified individuals. Counseling and testing and education and outreach are available. Arlington County Anonymous HIV Testing is available. Call 703-228-5200 or 703-228-4937 (TTY).

Arlington County Child Development Clinic (D & E Clinic)

3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600-B

703-228-1620

703-228-1098 (TTY)

Hours: Every other Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon

The Child Development, or Diagnostic and Evaluation, Clinic is one of 12 clinics serving state residents from birth to 21 years of age who have, or are suspected of having, developmental delays, learning disabilities, behavioral difficulties, or emotional problems. A multi-disciplinary team assesses the children.

Arlington County Communicable Disease Program

1800 North Edison Street

703-228-4980

703-228-4612 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

By appointment only: Monday and Wednesday, 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The goal of the program is to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases (e.g., hepatitis, meningitis, and shigella) in the community through active surveillance and prompt response. The program provides investigation and surveillance of reportable communicable diseases in Arlington County as mandated by state law. Community education and consultation is provided.

Arlington County Dental Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-B

703-228-1200

Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The program goal is to prevent the harmful effects of dental disease among members of the target population: children through high school age (and adults 60 years of age and older). The core services include preventive and diagnostic procedures such as examinations, x-rays, fluoride treatments, prophylaxises, and occlusal sealants. Costs are determined on a sliding scale based on income. If a child receives free school lunch, dental services are also free.

Arlington County Family Health Services

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-A

703-228-1200

703-228-1298 (TTY)

The Family Health Bureau provides home based case management services by public health nurses for women of child-bearing age, children ages birth to school age, and their families. The nurses work in collaboration with families in a caring, supportive, professional relationship. They provide assessment, teaching, guidance, advocacy and community linkage, thereby empowering families to become independent and informed to make decisions that maximize their health and wellbeing.

Arlington County Family Planning Clinic

3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200 B

703-228-1200

703-228-1298 (TTY)

Services include providing contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, physical examinations, and health screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, chronic diseases and HIV. The Family Planning Clinic is open to all area residents, Monday andTuesday afternoons, Wednesday morning and every other two weeks on Thursday. Costs are determined on a sliding scale based on income. Pregnancy testing, which is free, is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, and Tuesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m.

Arlington County Immunization Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-A

703-228-1200

703-228-1298 (TTY)

Hours: Friday, 7:30-11 a.m.; Tuesday, 3-7 p.m.

The Code of Virginia requires that children be immunized against selected diseases (Immunization Schedule available in HTML format or in PDF format) and authorizes the exclusion from school of children who are not immunized. Call 228-5627 to obtain the location and times of immunization clinics offered by the Public Health Services Division. Immunizations are free of charge to children from infancy through high school age. College students and adults will be charged a fee for immunizations excluding Diphtheria-Tetanus boosters. The clinic is open for walk-in appointments.

Arlington County Maternity Clinic

3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200 B

703-228-1200

703-228-1298 (TTY)

Provides prenatal care consisting of clinic visits, health education, nutrition counseling and case management services. The target population is women who are pregnant, reside in Arlington County, and have no health insurance coverage or access to prenatal care. The clinic is open Monday morning and evening, and Tuesday and Thursday.

Arlington County Refugee Clinic

1800 North Edison St.

703-228-4881

The Refugee Clinic program provides health screening, referral, counseling, and education for newly arrived refugees, free of charge. The program goal is to prevent or minimize the spread of communicable disease and prevent long-term chronic illness in people newly arrived in the United States through federal refugee programs. Must be a newly arrived refugee and live in Arlington County in order to receive services.

Arlington County Tuberculosis Services Clinic/Chest Clinic

1800 North Edison St.

703-228-4980

703-228-4612 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

By appointment only: Monday and Wednesday, 3-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The program goal is to prevent the transmission of tuberculosis by appropriate identification, assessment, monitoring, and treatment of active cases and of those exposed to tuberculosis in Arlington County. The program also provides community education and serves as a resource to the medical community and community at large.

Arlington County Well Child Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-B

703-228-1200

703-228-1298 (TTY)

Provides preventive health assessments and parental education at recommended intervals for infants and children from six weeks to five years of age. Services include well child exams which consist of a physical exam; developmental and nutritional assessment; vision, hearing, and lead poisoning screening; health and parent education; and assessment and provision of needed immunizations. The clinic is open Monday afternoon and evening and Wednesday morning, 7:45 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Medicaid is accepted.

Arlington County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-A

703-228-1260

703-228-1298 (TTY)

This federally funded program has as its goals the prevention of nutritional deficiencies and the support of optimum growth and development among the persons served. The program provides a combination of direct nutritional supplements, nutrition education, and access to health care and social services for medically indigent pregnant, breast-feeding, and postpartum women; their infants; and their children up to the age of five years.

Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia

5232 Lee Highway

703-237-4900

www.wwc.org/82499/html/northern_virginia.html

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (except for certain holidays)

Access after hours by appointment, please call ahead.

WWC/NOVA is the first regional center of Whitman-Walker Clinic and was established as a distinct program for residents of Northern Virginia who are affected by HIV/AIDS and members of this community who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. All services are provided with full confidentiality for clients. The NOVA facility is accessible for the disabled and provides the following services: access, medical services, body work, case management, housing counseling, mental health, healing garden, education and prevention, legal services and services in other languages.

<sh>Hospitals

<lst>Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington

1701 N. George Mason Drive

703-558-5000

www.arlhosp.org

Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington is a 334-bed community hospital. After renovations and additions, the hospital will feature a nine-story hospital building, 1,100 parking spaces, and among many other new features, an increased Emergency Department. It is a full-service facility with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment and facilities. A comprehensive array of in-patient and out-patient services in a variety of medical specialties are offered: Women and Infant Health, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Addiction Services, Stroke Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, Oncology, Acute Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Intensive Care, Outpatient Surgery, Laboratory Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Nutrition Services and Washington House Retirement Community.

Northern Virginia Community Hospital

601 S. Carlin Springs Road

703-671-1200

www.nvchospital.com

Northern Virginia Community Hospital is a 164-bed acute care hospital providing a wide range of clinical services for adults. The 450-person medical staff represents every medical specialty. Services available at Northern Virginia Community Hospital include: 24-hour emergency room services, Joint Replacement Program, Inpatient and partial-hospitalization psychiatric programs, Pulmonary Specialty Center focusing on the care of ventilator dependent patients, Intensive/Cardiac Care, Outpatient Surgery Center including: Eye laser treatment area, Endoscopic GI Lab, Pain Management Center, Urodynamics Lab and Lithotripsy, Cardiac Services including Cardiac Catherterization, Cardiopulmonary services including: Cardiac Stress Testing, Holter monitoring, EKG and Pulmonary Function Testing, Neurology services including: Sleep Studies Laboratory and EEG, Urological services including two minimally invasive treatments for benign enlarged prostates, Full service laboratory, Occupation Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.

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Debbie Lutjen Arlington Urgent Care

1311 South Fern Street

703-418-8900

www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/tier2_ka.cfm?folder_id=151

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and major holidays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Walk-in physical exams are available. Efficient occupational health services including immunizations, workers’ compensation care and drug screenings are available. All physicians are board-certified in Family Practice and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Clinical care is provided by an all RN-staff, as well as licensed radiology technicians. All clinical staff have Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification. Arlington Urgent Care features advanced equipment for a full range of diagnostics. On site is X-ray equipment to detect fractures, audiometry equipment for hearing tests, EKG machines to assess heart health and an on-site laboratory for immediate test results. All major credit cards are accepted. Major health insurance programs are participated in. To receive more information on health insurance participation, call 703-418-8900.

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Clarendon House

3141 N. 10th St.

703-228-5236

www.co.arlington.va.us/dhs/mental/clarhouse.htm

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Clarendon House is a community-based rehabilitation program which promotes community integration and independence for adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. The program seeks to prevent psychiatric hospitalization by providing a complete array of services to Clubhouse members, including psychosocial rehabilitation, case management, vocational opportunities, crisis intervention, medication services and social opportunities. Clarendon House emphasizes general work experience. In addition to employment placements, Clarendon House has 3 work units — communications, maintenance, and food — that provide members with tasks that increase their feelings of self-esteem and self-worth, and develop a sense of community.

Arlington County Mental Health Treatment Services

Department of Human Services

1725 N. George Mason Drive

703-228-5150

703-228-4612 (TTY)

Emergency Mental Health Services provides crisis intervention, stabilization, support, counseling, follow-up services, and pre-admission screening for persons requiring emergency psychiatric hospitalization. Its goals are to prevent symptom deterioration and destabilization by assessing the specific need for mental health intervention and appropriately coordinating and/or facilitating the service linkages required to meet that need. This program is the primary link to other mental health services.

Mental Health Treatment Teams provide outreach case management, crisis assessment and intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, and the prescription and monitoring of psychotropic medication. Vocational services are available on a limited basis to eligible clients. Mental health services oriented toward prevention of suicides, deterioration, hospitalization, and disciplinary problems are offered to inmates of the county's Detention Center.

Arlington County Child and Family Mental Health Services

3033 Wilson Blvd., Fifth floor

703-228-1550

Services are targeted to families with children ages three-18 years with serious emotional disturbances or who are at risk of developing serious emotional disturbances. The goals are to prevent the onset or exacerbation of serious mental health problems and to develop/restore adaptive, stable functioning in the child and family within the home, school and community.

Arlington County Senior Adult Mental Health Program

Department of Human Services

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700-B

703-228-1700

703-228-1788 (TTY)

The primary goal of the program is to promote or enhance independent living of persons 65 years of age and older through the stabilization of their mental illness or emotional disturbance. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to psychiatric treatment and includes comprehensive assessments, medication services, psychotherapy, case coordination, outreach, and consultation.

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Arlington County Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs

Department of Human Services

1725 N. George Mason Drive

703-228-4900

703-228-4612 (TTY)

The goal is to improve the functioning of individuals and families and prevent the deterioration and adverse social consequences to individuals and the community resulting from alcohol and drug dependency. The continuum of treatment services includes the following: assessment, outpatient therapy and education programs, case management services, detoxification and residential treatment (of varying length and intensity). Programs provided directly by the county include prevention and early intervention in the schools, outpatient treatment, substance abuse education, case management, and jail-based treatment programs. Methadone treatment, detoxification, residential treatment, and transitional living services are provided through contracts with other agencies, primarily private, non-profit providers.

Arlington County Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Services

Department of Human Services

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600-B

703-228-1550

703-228-1598 (TTY)

The goal of this school based program is to prevent the development of alcohol and drug problems in youth by providing an array of services to students, parents, and teachers. These services include assessment, support groups, linkages to treatment services, and staff/parent consultation and training.

Domestic Violence Hotline, Victims of Violence

703-228-4848

The program provides 24 hour crisis intervention, client advocacy, companion services, information and referral, prevention education to the community, and supportive and therapeutic individual and group counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Woodmont Center

Department of Human Services

2422 North Fillmore Street

703-228-6343

703-228-4612 (TTY)

www.co.arlington.va.us/dhs/woodmont.htm

The Woodmont Center serves persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities through these program components: habilitation/day support services, sheltered employment services, the Woodmont Weavers, and supported employment group model services.

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Madison Adult Day Health Care Center

Department of Human Services

3829 North Stafford Street

703-228-5340

703-228-4612 (TTY)

The goal of the program is to enable persons with physical and/or cognitive impairments to maintain their maximum level of independence and to remain in the community as long as possible by providing a day health program in a protected environment. Services offered include health care monitoring, nursing care and support, personal care, therapeutic recreation, special therapies, nutritional guidance, lunch, snacks, and support for family members and caregivers.