Arlington Health Resources

Arlington Health Resources

<ro>General Information

<lst>Arlington Public Health Line

703-228-4612, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emergency 24-hour health line


<ro>Health Clinics

<lst>Arlington Free Clinic

3833 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 400


Hours: Walk-in information: Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.

Visits by appointment only

The Arlington Free Clinic is a nonprofit, community-based, volunteer-driven organization committed to providing access to quality health care services to low-income, uninsured county residents.

Arlington County AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Services

1800 N. Edison St.


The primary goals are to prevent infection with and transmission of human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and to provide consultation, referral and AIDS drug assistance services for qualified individuals. Counseling, testing, education and outreach are available. Arlington County anonymous HIV testing is available. Clinics are held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and 3-6 p.m. Thursday.

Arlington County Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic (Child Development Clinic)

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600-B


Hours: Hours vary depending on program; appointment required.

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.

CONFIRMED Arlington County Communicable Disease Program

1800 N. Edison St., Moving to 800 S. Walter Reed Drive September 2005


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

CONFIRMED Arlington County Dental Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-B


Hours: 8 a.m.-5 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). Core services include preventive and diagnostic procedures such as examinations, x-rays and fluoride treatments. Costs are determined on a sliding scale based on income. If a child receives free school lunch, dental services are also free.

CONFIRMED Arlington County Family Health Nursing

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-A


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 well-being.

CONFIRMED Arlington County Family Planning Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-B


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 and Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday morning and every other week 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.

CONFIRMED Arlington County Immunization Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-A


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

The Code of Virginia requires that children be immunized against selected diseases and lets school refuse entry to children who are not immunized. Call the vaccine coordinator at 228-1285 for more information. Immunizations are free of charge to eligible children. Costs for others depend on age and insurance status. The clinic is open for walk-in appointments.

Arlington County Maternity Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-B


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 Tuesday and Thursday from noon-2 p.m.

Arlington Country Parent-Infant Education Program (PIE)

3033 Wilson Blvd.


The PIE program works to reduce the impact of developmental delays and disabilities on the growth and development of children from birth to 2 years. The program also works with families, providing early intervention services for developmentally disabled children.

Arlington County Refugee Clinic

1800 N. Edison St.

703-228-5200, option 4

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 Clinic/Chest Clinic

1800 N. Edison St.

703-228-5200, option 2

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

By appointment only: Monday 3-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3-6:30 p.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 Child Health (Well Child) Clinic

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-B


Hours: Monday, noon-5 p.m.

Provides preventive health assessments and parental education at recommended intervals for infants and children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Services include physical exams; developmental and nutritional assessments; vision, hearing and lead poisoning screenings; health and parent education; and assessment and provision of needed immunizations. Medicaid is accepted.

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

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200-A


Hours: Monday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-noon

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 5 years.

Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia

5232 Lee Highway


Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

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 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.


<lst>Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington

1701 N. George Mason Drive


Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, is a 334-bed community hospital and features a nine-story hospital building, 1,100 parking spaces and an increased Emergency Department, one result of extensive renovations and additions. It is a full-service facility with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment and facilities. A comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services in a variety of medical specialties are offered.

Northern Virginia Community Hospital

601 S. Carlin Springs Road


Northern Virginia Community Hospital is a 164-bed, acute care hospital providing a wide range of clinical services for adults. Over 350 physicians represent every medical specialty. Services available at Northern Virginia Community Hospital include 24-hour emergency room services.

<ro>Urgent Care Centers

<lst>Debbie Lutjen Arlington Urgent Care

1311 South Fern St.


Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and major holidays, 9 a.m.-4 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.

<ro>Mental Health

<lst>Clarendon House

3141 N. 10th St.


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

Clarendon House is a community-based rehabilitation program that 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 three 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


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., Suite 500-A


Services are targeted to families with children ages 3-18 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


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.

<ro>Community Services

<lst>Arlington County Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs

Department of Human Services

1725 N. George Mason Drive


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, nonprofit providers.

Arlington County Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Services

Department of Human Services

3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600-B


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


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 N. Fillmore St.


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.