DC Department of Health (DC Health)

DC Health promotes health, wellness and equity, across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s Capital. Our responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.

url:  https://dchealth.dc.gov/page/about-dc-health

email:  [email protected]

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The mission of the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program is to improve the health outcomes for children and youth with special health care needs by ensuring their access to coordinated primary and specialty health care and other services in partnership with their families and community organizations. Program services include: Family Navigation Services Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) District-wide Advocacy Health Care...

899 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US (202) 442-5955

Eligibility: Youth (6-12) Health Conditions

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The District of Columbia government sponsors an array of health promotion services and free cancer screening. Additional efforts are being made to increase access to quality care, increase awareness about the importance of timely detection, and improve palliative and end-of-life care. The Striving for Wellness Program provides comprehensive cancer education for the gay and lesbian, Hispanic, Ethiopian and Vietnamese community. If you are interested in using these materials to educate...

Category: Care

Eligibility: Cancer Health Conditions

DC AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

DC ADAP provides HIV-related prescription drugs to under-insured and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Recertification for DC ADAP is required every six months after open enrollment. This program helps people with income at or below 500% of federal poverty guidelines.

899 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US 202-442-5955, 202-442-4795

Category: Prescription Assistance Financial Assistance Money

Eligibility: Geography DC Resident Health Conditions Living with HIV or AIDS

DC Healthy Start by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

DC Healthy Start is a federally funded program for the residents of the District of Columbia that provides support and referrals for services and resources for all women, parents and infants up to 2 years of age. The program aims to improve birth outcomes for infants and women of child bearing age. You can receive the following services through DC Healthy Start: - Care Coordination/Case Management Services - Reproductive Life Planning - Health Education - Health and Wellness...

899 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US (202) 442-5955

899 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US 202-442-5955, 202-442-4795

Category: Understand Mental Health Mental Health Evaluation One-on-One Support Health Education Family Planning Home Visiting Navigating the System Pregnancy Tests Parenting Education Health Care Disability Screening Education

Eligibility: Young Adults (20-30) Parents Pregnant Age Group Families With Children Health Conditions Household Role Infants and Toddlers (0-2) Teens (13-19) Adults (31-54)

Free Immunizations For Uninsured/Underinsured People by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The providers listed at this website give free immunizations to Medicaid-covered, underinsured and uninsured individuals. Select from the list of wards at this website to view the list of providers.

Category: Vaccinations

Eligibility: Uninsured Health Conditions

Free Pregnancy Tests, Condoms, and Family Planning by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

Even at the very beginning of a pregnancy, your baby is developing fast, so it’s important to find out early on if you’re pregnant. Women can obtain a free pregnancy test by calling 1-800-MOM-BABY (1-800-666-2229) to find a location near them. Both men and women can receive free condoms and family planning counseling and referral by calling 1-800-666-2229. For information call 1-800-MOM-BABY (1-800-666-2229). Prospective and eligible parenting women and men also have an...

Category: Family Planning Birth Control Pregnancy Tests

Eligibility: Pregnant Health Conditions

Help Me Grow DC by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

Help Me Grow District of Columbia (HMG DC) promotes healthy development for children and to support healthy birth for pregnant mothers in the District of Columbia. HMG DC is a unique, comprehensive, and integrated district-wide system designed to address the need for perinatal supports, early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns, and then to link mother’s, children, and their families to community-based developmental and behavioral services and supports. The...

899 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US 202-442-5955, 202-442-4795

Category: Navigating the System Understand Disability Understand Government Programs Legal Health Care Disability Screening Education

Eligibility: Parents Pregnant Geography Disability Age Group DC Resident Health Conditions Household Role Infants and Toddlers (0-2) Young Children (3-5) Families Developmental Disability

Medical Cannabis Patient Cards by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

All qualifying patients have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes when his or her primary healthcare practitioner has provided a written recommendation that bears his or her signature and license number. This recommendation must assert that the use of marijuana is medically necessary for the patient for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition or to mitigate the side effects of a qualifying medical treatment.

Category: Care

Eligibility: Health Conditions

Newborn Screening by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

DOH administers two newborn screening programs to ensure that all infants are screened. Newborn screening is quick and easy - requiring only a hearing test and blood tests - and is performed soon after a baby’s birth, and in most cases, while the baby is still in the hospital. We provide the following screening programs: - Newborn Metabolic Screening Program is designed to ensure that all infants born in the District of Columbia are screened for genetic and metabolic disorders...

Category: Navigating the System Understand Disability Health Care Disability Screening Education

Eligibility: Parents Geography Age Group DC Resident Families With Children Household Role Infants and Toddlers (0-2)

Perinatal HIV Program by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

Our Perinatal HIV Program links HIV positive pregnant women to care and services and following up on the health-status of the infants. This program provides: - Links to support services

Category: Health Education Navigating the System Care Education

Eligibility: Young Adults (20-30) Pregnant Age Group Health Conditions Teens (13-19) Living with HIV or AIDS Adults (31-54)

Project WISH Free Cancer Screenings by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The District provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic follow-up for eligible women through Project Women Into Staying Healthy (WISH). Project WISH also provides patient navigation, transportation assistance, and cancer education to all women enrolled in the project.

Category: Prevent & Treat Care

Eligibility: Uninsured Health Conditions Women/Girls

Quit Smoking Now! by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

Using proven techniques tested over 25 years, our program has helped millions of people and it can help you too. Get started today, and connect with 1-on-1 support to beat urges, manage withdrawal symptoms and switch up your habits so you can enjoy life tobacco-free. Check out some of the tools and resources below that may be available to you.

Category: Addiction & Recovery

Eligibility: Health Conditions

Red Carpet Entry Program by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The Red Carpet Entry Program offers HIV care and treatment to everyone, including individuals without health insurance. The DC Department of Health set up a fast track process to get you through the door to your new HIV specialist. This program provides: - HIV care and treatment To make your first appointment using Red Carpet Entry, choose from one of the several Red Carpet Entry medical providers. Call one of the Red Carpet Concierges and say, “I’m calling for Red Carpet...

Category: HIV Treatment Health

Eligibility: Geography Age Group DC Resident Health Conditions Ages 18+ Living with HIV or AIDS

Rodent Control by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

For complaints about rodents, residents should contact the Citywide Call Center at 311. When you contact the Citywide Call Center, please request the report to be sent to DC Health, and DC Health will receive the complaints (electronically). Control numbers are assigned to track DC Health responses over time.

Eligibility: Health Conditions

Safe Sleep Program by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

Through partnerships and collaborations, DC residents can get a portable crib for their infant to ensure infants are sleeping safely. Putting a baby to sleep face up in a crib reduces the chance of death caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation and roll over deaths related to the infant sharing a bed with parents or other children. The Safe Sleep Program provides: - Safety Approved Portable Crib - Parent/Caregiver Education - Education for Community Partners...

Category: Baby Supplies Goods Navigating the System Parenting Education Care Education

Eligibility: Parents Pregnant Geography Age Group DC Resident Families With Children Health Conditions Household Role Infants and Toddlers (0-2) Families

Sexual Health Services by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The Health and Wellness Center offers easy and affordable sexual health care with bilingual staff, a convenient location, and same-day appointments. Our caring professionals offer expert services, including: - Health screenings - HIV and STD prevention resources - STD Testing and Treatment - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) - Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Tuberculosis Screenings and Services - Hepatitis care - Sexual health counseling and education - Sexual Health and...

77 P St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US

Category: Health Education Disease Screening Medical Care Family Planning Checkup & Test Sex Education Prevent & Treat Health Education

Eligibility: Young Adults (20-30) Geography Age Group Medicaid Recipient DC Resident Teens (13-19) Seniors (55+) Insurance Medicare Recipient Adults (31-54)

Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

WIC is a program that provides the following services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5: Nutrition counseling and education Breastfeeding resources and support Nutrient-rich foods (Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, and Vitamins A, D, and C.) Immunization assessment and screening Referrals to health and social service providers For women and children over 1-year-old, WIC also provides fresh fruits and vegetables (May...

Category: Nutrition Education Disease Screening Government Food Benefits Checkup & Test Navigating the System Parenting Education Vaccinations Health Care Money Education

Eligibility: Young Adults (20-30) Pregnant Geography Citizenship Age Group Low-income DC Resident Health Conditions Household Role Women/Girls Infants and Toddlers (0-2) Teens (13-19) Undocumented Adults (31-54) Gender Mothers Young Children (3-5) Families Income

Title V Program - Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) by DC Department of Health (DC Health)

The Purpose of the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program is to improve the health outcomes for children and youth with special health care needs by ensuring their access to coordinated primary and specialty health care and other services in partnership with their families and community organizations. Program services include: - Family Navigation Services - Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) District-wide Advocacy - Health Care...

899 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002, US 202-442-5955, 202-442-4795

Category: Medical Care Support Network Navigating the System Advocacy & Legal Aid Legal Health Care

Eligibility: Young Adults (20-30) Youth (6-12) Living with a Disability Geography Disability Age Group DC Resident Teens (13-19) Young Children (3-5)

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