Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Fairfax County Health Department Clinics

<bt>Fairfax County runs five district health department clinics that are open to all Fairfax County residents. These clinics take patients on a walk-in basis, except Thursday when patients are taken by appointment only. Nursing appointments are also available. These clinics offer immunizations, travel shots, pregnancy testing and prenatal care, treatment and testing for communicable diseases, dental services for children up to the age of 18, speech and hearing services and WIC, a program for women, infants and children, which provides food stamps and formula for children up to the age of five. Eligibility for WIC is determined on the basis of income. A flat fee is charged for immunization and testing. The charge for other services is determined on a sliding, income-based scale.

<lst>Falls Church District Office

6245 Leesburg Pike, suite 500

Falls Church, Va. 22044


TTY: 703-591-6435

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Herndon-Reston District Office

1850 Cameron Glen Drive, suite 100

Reston, Va. 22190


Walk-in Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mount Vernon District

8350 Richmond Highway, suite 233

Alexandria, Va. 22309


Springfield District Office

Cary Building, first floor, suite A100

8136 Old Keene Mill Road

Springfield, Va. 22152


Joseph Willard Health Center

3750 Old Lee Highway

Fairfax City


Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m.-noon

STD and HIV testing is available on a walk-in basis Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and Wednsesday, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Travel shots are available by appointment only.

<bt>Fairfax County Health Department also runs the Community Health Care Network, offering primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured County residents who cannot afford medical care for themselves and for their families. These three clinics are run on the basis of income eligibility. These clinics are open to Fairfax County residents who meet the income requirement. Patients seeking treatment at these three clinics must be members. Membership can be obtained by applying to one of the clinics and meeting the eligibility requirements. Call the nearest clinic to get eligibility information.

<lst>Bailey's Health Center

6196 Arlington Blvd.

Falls Church, Va. 22044


TTY: 703-237-8702

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A clinic for those with low income, Bailey's Health Center charges on a sliding scale on the basis of income. Currently, Bailey's Health Center is treating patients with diabetes, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, cancer and AIDs. There is a waiting list of about a year for new members seeking regular check-ups.

South County Health Center

8350 Richmond Highway, suite 301

Alexandria, Va. 22309


TTY: 703-704-6680

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

South County Health Center is a family clinic offering check-ups and testing for members. It currently takes approximately three months to become a member. Once a member, appointments can be scheduled to meet with doctors at the clinic. Dental services are not available. One referral to an outside physician is available for members. Co-payments are charged for visits with clinic doctors, medicines and referral visits with outside doctors. Fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on income. School immunizations, STD, HIV and pregnancy testing are available for members.

North County Health Center

11484 Washington Plaza West, suite 300

Reston, Va. 20190


TTY: 703- 689- 3281

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

<bt>Fairfax Health Department also runs the following adult day health care centers for impaired adults who do not need institutionalization but cannot live independently. The program is multi-disciplinary and designed to help its participants achieve an optimal level of health, prevent further disabilities and provide respite for family members and caregivers. ADHC provides recreation, supervision and health care to adults with physical, mental or social impairments in a pleasant, protective setting. Breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily. Transportation services are provided by Fastran within designated areas. Charges for the centers are based on a sliding rate scale. Fees are based on the Health Department's sliding fee scale that looks at household size (client and/or client and spouse) and gross income. Fees range between $8 and $61 per day. The fee scale is subject to change on July 1 each year. Medicaid is accepted.

<lst>Annandale Adult Day Health Care Center

7200 Columbia Pike

Annandale, Va. 22003


TTY: 703-591-6435

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

Herndon Harbor

875 Grace St.

Herndon, Va. 20170


TTY: 703-591-6435

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center

1609 Great Falls St.

McLean, Va. 22101


TTY: 703-591-6435

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

Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care Center

4710 North Chambliss St.

Alexandria, Va. 22312


TTY: 703-591-6435

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

Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center

8350 Richmond Highway, suite 137

Alexandria, Va. 22309


TTY: 703-591-6435

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

<sh>Other Clinics

<lst>Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia

5232 Lee Highway


703-237-5757 (fax)

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

Access after hours by appointment; 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 Northern Virginia service region includes the cities of Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria and Fairfax, and the counties of Prince William, Loudoun and Fairfax. The NOVA facility is accessible for the disabled. WWC/NOVA 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.


<lst>Inova Fairfax

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, Va. 22042


<bt>Inova Fairfax is a 753-bed regional medical center serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Inova Fairfax houses the Inova Regional Trauma Center, the only level-one trauma center for both adults and children in Northern Virginia. It is also the only trauma center in Virginia certified by the American College of Surgeons. Inova Heart Services is one of only 25 heart programs in the U.S. and the only one in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area providing comprehensive heart care for adults and children. Inova Fairfax was named one of the top 100 hospitals for the treatment of heart disease. Inova Fairfax Cancer Center is the only hospital in Northern Virginia to offer bone marrow and stem cell transplants. The center has the only radiation oncology program accredited by the American College of Radiology in the Washington area. The orthopedic center at Inova Fairfax Hospital provides a full range of medical and surgical care in orthopedics. The Inova Transplant Center at Inova Fairfax is the most active transplant program in the Washington, D.C. area. Inova Fairfax Women's Center offers obstetric and gynecological care. The Inova Fairfax Hospital Center for Liver Diseases offers comprehensive services to patients with acute, chronic and end-stage liver diseases.

<lst>Inova Fair Oaks

3600 Joseph Siewick Drive

Fairfax, Va. 22033


<bt>Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 151-bed community hospital serving the rapidly-growing suburbs in western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun counties. The hospital provides a full range of emergency, medical, surgical, critical, orthopedic, obstetric and pediatric care services. Extensive diagnostic and outpatient services also are offered. The Inova Fair Oaks Children's Unit, for babies and children through the age 18, is specially equipped for children with a pediatrician available 24 hours a day. Diagnostic Services include radiology, CT scanning, MRI, digital angiography, ultrasonography, mammography and echocardiography, complete laboratory services, EKG and EEG testing and pulmonary diagnostics. Outpatient Diagnostic Center offers presurgical testing, outpatient radiology and outpatient laboratory services. Inova Fair Oaks Women's Center offers a family-centered approach to the experience of childbirth. The Labor-Delivery-Recovery rooms offer an environment that gives families intimacy and privacy. Neonatologists and pediatricians care for newborns with special needs around the clock in the neonatal intensive care nursery. The Sleep Disorders Program offers comprehensive sleep evaluations for patients suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia, chronic fatigue and other problems associated with sleep disorders.

<lst>Inova Fairfax, Inova Hospital for Children

3300 Gallows Road

Fairfax, Va. 22042


<bt>Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is a comprehensive, highly-specialized facility dedicated to caring for children through a full spectrum of pediatric services. Pediatric Heart Care, with its affiliated pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac surgeons, specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment for young heart patients. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the only such unit in Northern Virginia, provides intensive care for children with life-threatening illnesses or injuries and postoperative care for pediatric patients recovering from some surgical procedures. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides around-the-clock care by neonatologists and specially trained nurses. Pediatric Cancer Care, with its team of physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and therapists, uses the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat cancer in children. Pediatric Pulmonary Services provides complete diagnostic services and medical care for patients with pulmonary difficulties such as asthma, infant apnea, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular and restrictive lung diseases. Pediatric Kidney Center is a full-service program providing comprehensive pediatric nephrology services that include inpatient and outpatient consultations, hemodialysis, dialysis and home peritoneal dialysis training and follow-up care. Pediatric Neuroscience Program, with its team of pediatric nerosurgeons and child neurologists, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the brain and spinal cord. Pediatric Facial Rehabilitation Program has a multidisciplinary team of professionals who evaluate and develop treatment plans for children with facial abnormalities. Other specialties include dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, genetics, infectious diseases, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, psychiatry, rheumatology/immunology and urology.

<lst>Inova Mount Vernon

2501 Parker's Lane

Alexandria, Va. 22306


<bt>Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a 232-bed community hospital. The Inova Joint Replacement Center provides a center for routine and complicated joint replacement and offers expert teaching and research programs in orthopedics and joint replacement. This program offers an integrated and comprehensive approach on the whole continuum of care for joint patients including surgery and acute nursing, rehabilitation, and post-acute care. Inova Orthopedic Services at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital provides a full range of medical and surgical services in orthopedics including personalized, high-quality treatment for orthopedic conditions caused by illness, overuse, injury, trauma or congenital conditions. The nationally-recognized Inova Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for people with brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord, orthopedic, neurological and workplace injuries. The Inova Rehabilitation Center has unique and innovative rehabilitation therapies such as Easy Street®, which offers rehabilitation patients the opportunity to try out skills before they re-enter the community. The Breast Health Program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital offers mammography, education and support programs to aid women in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Diabetes Treatment and Education Center offers classes and individualized consultations with nurses, dietitians and counselors to help patients and their families understand and manage all aspects of the disease. Inova Mount Vernon offers diagnostic services including a complete Radiology Department, CT scanning, MRI, ultrasonography, mammography, digital angiography and echocardiography, complete laboratory services, EKG and EEG testing and pulmonary diagnostics. Inova Mount Vernon Emergency Department works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to treat everything from minor illnesses and injuries to life-threatening crises. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Virginia that is equipped for Hyperbarbic Oxygen Therapy, treating any condition requiring increased oxygen flow to body tissue.

<lst>HCA Dominion

2960 Sleepy Hollow Road

Falls Church, Va. 22044


Fax: 703-536-6139

<bt>Dominion Hospital has operated continuously as a psychiatric facility for 30 years. Today, Dominion is a full-service psychiatric hospital, caring for all ages. Dominion offers three treatment levels: impatient services, partial hospitalization and crisis stabilization. Impatient services offers constant nursing care for patients who have complex psychiatric and/or medical needs or who are a risk to themselves or others. Inpatient treatment usually lasts from one to a few days before the patient is ready to be discharged to a less-intensive treatment level. Services include medical/nursing care, individual and group treatment, activities therapies and often medication therapies. Child and adolescent patients also receive educational services. Partial hospitalization, for patients requiring a highly-structured environment, allows patients to come to Dominion each morning and return home each night, up to seven days a week. This often serves as a transition between inpatient and outpatient services. Crisis stabilization is for patients in severe psychiatric stress in need of a controlled environment. Patients are referred to lesser care within hours.

<lst>HCA Reston Hospital Center

1850 Town Center Parkway

Reston, Va. 20190


Fax: 703-689-0840

<bt>When construction is complete in 2004, Reston Hospital Center will feature 187 beds in all-private rooms. Reston Hospital Center offers allergy services, a cardiac cath lab, cardiac ICU, cardiology, CAT, diagnostic imaging, an emergency department, emergency services, laboratory services, lithotripsy, mammography, a maternity center, medical intensive care, MRI, neonatal intensive care, a nursery, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology services, pediatrics, radiation therapy, radiology, a rehabilitation center, sports medicine center, surgical specialties, a transitional care unit, ultrasound, urodynamics and women's services.

<sh>Urgent Care Centers


Inova Urgent Care Centers provide care for a variety of nonemergency illnesses and injuries. The centers can provide supplemental care for those times when a personal physician's office is closed or unable to provide an immediate appointment. Patients do not need an appointment at Inova Urgent Care Centers. Patients are seen as quickly as possible on a walk-in basis. Onsite services include treatment for minor illness and injury, laboratory tests and X-rays, work-related injury, physical exams, audiometry and vision screening and alcohol and drug testing. Inova Urgent Care Centers are staffed by board-certified, board-eligible licensed physicians. A physician, nurse, radiologic technologists and laboratory technician are always on duty at each center.

<lst>Centerville Urgent Care

6201 Centreville Road (Route 28), suite 200

Centreville, Va.


Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Inova Urgent Care Center

100 Maple Avenue, E.

Vienna, Va.


Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dominion Clinics - Urgent Medical Care of Springfield

6370-72 Springfield Plaza

Springfield, Va. 22150

(703) 569-7554

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Features emergency medical services and regular, doctor's office services.

Dominion Urgent Care of Burke

645 KLM Burke Center Parkway

Burke, Va. 22015


Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saratoga Walk-in Medical Center

7839-A Rolling Road

Springfield, Va. 22153

(703) 569-6998

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

Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sunday and holidays, closed

Featuring urgent care and minor emergency medical services and a family practice. Saratoga Walk-in Center also offers occupational health care, including corporate drug testing and physicals. Saratoga Walk-in Center. is a privately-owned center, accepting most health insurance. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are appreciated after 4 p.m. and for physicals. School and travel immunizations are available at the cost of the shot. Pregnancy, STD, HIV, blood and urine testing is available through the in-house lab.

Immediate Care and Family Medical Ctr.

1340 Old Chain Bridge Road

McLean,Va. 22101


Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Holidays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Features emergency medical services.

<sh>Inova emergency care center


Inova Emergency Care Centers are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. The centers are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and testing equipment, treatment facilities and laboratory services. No appointment is necessary. Physicians, nurses and laboratory and X-ray technicians are emergency-room trained, board-certified and board-eligible. Inova Health System specialists are on call. Facilities are JCAHO-accredited and CAP-certified. Inova Emergency Care Centers are equipped to treat chest pain, burns, lacerations, sprains and broken bones, acute abdominal pain, work-related injury or trauma, acute asthma, severe allergic reactions and rashes, insect bites and bee stings. Onsite services include audiometry, blood and other laboratory testing, diagnostic X-rays, EKG and spirometry testing, alcohol and drug testing and workers' compensation filing. Ambulance transportation to the hospital is available if necessary.

<lst>City of Fairfax

4315 Chain Bridge Road


Inova HealthPlex


6355 Walker Lane

Alexandria, Va. 22310



11901 Baron Cameron Ave.


<sh>Community Mental Health Services


Administrative Office

5275 Lee Highway, suite 301

Arlington, Va. 22207


703-527-6767 (fax)

24-Hour Hotline

703-527-4077, 1-800-SUICIDE

CrisisLink's 24-hour suicide, crisis, information and referral hotline fosters self-sufficiency by providing callers with the tools needed to help themselves. Staffed by trained volunteers and crisis-line workers, this free service gives individuals problems solving skills and information regarding community resources so that they may better cope with emotional trauma, personal and family crisis.

Pathway Homes, Inc.

8411 Arlington Blvd., suite 340

Fairfax, Va. 22031


703-876-0394 (fax)

Pathway Homes, Inc., is a charitable organization that provides housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness in Northern Virginia's Fairfax Community. Founded in 1980, Pathways currently serves more than 240 adults with serious mental illness in community-based homes throughout the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, and Fairfax County.

<sh>Fairfax County Health Department Facilities


Fairfax County Health Department offers a wide variety of mental health services at its six area facilities.

Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Assessment Services include emergency service, mobile crisis unit and entry and referral services. Emergency Services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those in crisis or experiencing a mental health emergency. It offers crisis intervention and stabilization and evaluations for referrals to other centers and programs. Mobile Crisis Unit responds to requests from Police, Fire and Rescue and other agencies to provide onsite intervention, screening and referrals to hospitals and crisis care facilities. Entry & Referral Services are the initial contact point for mental health assessments and resources, where information and referral to appropriate services are provided.

Mental Health Outpatient Services provides assessment and treatment for children and adults who are not in need of emergency intervention. The services for adults include individual, couples, family and group therapy, medication management and targeted outreach/support programs for persons with mental illness. The services for children and youth include individual, family, group therapy, play therapy, child guidance, parenting skills and medication management.

Mental Health Inpatient Services run an inpatient program at the Mount Vernon Hospital's Psychiatric Unit providing acute/intensive services through short-term inpatient care and rapid return to community living for acutely and severely ill individuals.

The Mental Health Community Support Programs provide a range of integrated treatment, case management, medications services, hospital discharge planning, outreach and family education and support to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and have a history of psychiatric hospitalizations. Many of these consumers present co-occurring alcohol and drug abuse, mental retardation or neurological impairments.

Specialized Programs are offered to persons with additional special needs such as those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have brain injury or HIV, persons with coexisting alcohol, drug or mental retardation concerns, or home-bound elderly. Multi-cultural services for individuals are also offered.

The facilities also offer a range of day programs. The Adolescent Comprehensive Day Treatment program for emotionally disturbed children runs weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a nine-month period. The Adult Comprehensive Day Treatment program is for adults in need of intensive treatment. The Psychosocial Rehabilitation program serves as a transitional program, helping its participants to go back into the community through interpersonal skills training. Vocational Services provides employment options for consumers who cannot, without assistance, readily integrate into the workplace.

Youth and Adult Residential Services are in place for those in need of 24-hour care. Patients in these programs live in various group homes for a nine- to 12-month period and are provided with stabilization and crisis intervention programs. Transitional apartment programs are available following the nine to 12-month period of time, providing supportive housing for patients. A full listing of residential sites is available on the Web site. The Adult Partial Hospitalization program is also available, with patients spending the day at a center and returning home in the evenings.

Domestic violence programs and services are also available. The Domestic Abuse program runs ADAPT (Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment), providing an anger-management treatment program. Victims Assistance Network (VAN) runs a women's shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Both programs run a 24-hour helpline. The Men's Program provides assistance in finding alternatives to violence through verbal resolution of conflicts and constructive, non-violent expression of feelings. The Grief Crisis Program provides services to individuals experiencing a tragic loss of a significant person in their lives. LINCS (Linking Infant Need with Community Services) provides intensive in-home services, parent counseling and education and assessment to families with children under age 6 who are at risk of being abused or neglected.

Homeless services runs shelters at the Reston, Mount Vernon and Woodburn locations. Mental health and intervention programs are provided, as well as outreach into the community.

Courses in parenting skills, trust management and sign language are available. These courses are run out of the Mount Vernon center.

<lst>Mt. Vernon Center for Community Mental Health

8119 Holland Road

Alexandria, Va. 22306


Fax: 703-360-0899

TTY: 703-799-4363

N.W. Center for Community Mental Health - Chantilly

14150 Parkeast Circle, suite 200

Chantilly, Va. 22021-2223


Fax: 703-263-1724

TTY: 703-968-4050

N.W. Center for Community Mental Health - Reston

1850 Cameron Glen Drive, suite 600

Reston, Va. 22090


Fax: 703-435-1961

TTY: 703-481-4110

Route One Office

8850 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, Va. 22309


Fax: 703-799-1053

Springfield Center for Community Mental Health

8348 Traford Lane, suite 400

Springfield, Va. 22152


Fax: 703-451-7539

TTY: 703-451-1245

Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health - Annandale

3340 Woodburn Road

Annandale, Va. 22003


Fax: 703-280-9518

TTY: 703-876-6230