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Health and Medicine

Resources on health, drugs and health care providers and services.

Health Care and Mental Health Services

Health Care — Insurance & Assistance

  • Cover Virginia: Connecting Virginians to Affordable Health Insurance
    A guide to applying for low or no cost health insurance programs for eligible individuals, families or children. Among the programs included are Medicaid, FAMIS, FAMIS MOMS, Plan First, Smiles for Children and the Governor's Access Plan (GAP). Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Available in many languages.
  • Enroll Virginia!
    Information and assistance for individuals and small businesses on obtaining health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. From the Virginia Poverty Law Center.
  • Free Clinics in Virginia
    Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics provides a list of member clinics and their contact information. Eligibility requirements vary for each organization.
  • Free or Low-Cost Medical Care for Children
    Programs for children in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. From the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
  • HealthCare.gov
    A provision of the Affordable Care Act, HealthCare.gov enables one-stop shopping for health insurance in each state's Health Insurance Marketplace (health care exchange). From this site, consumers can compare coverage from all the qualified health care options available in their state and enroll in the program most suitable to their needs and budget. Managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Also available in Spanish. NOTE: Still need 2021 coverage? Enrollment is extended through August 15, 2021.
  • InsureKidsNow.gov
    Information on Medicaid and CHIP services for families in every state. Also available in Spanish.
  • Medicaid
    Provides health care and health-related services to low-income individuals and families. Medicaid is sponsored jointly by the federal and state governments and administered by each state.
  • Medical Assistance Programs
    Virginia Department of Social Services describes the programs offered in Virginia, who qualifies and the eligibility requirements for each. Provides a link to apply online. Available in many languages.
  • Medicare
    The federal government's health insurance plan for adults age 65 and older and certain younger persons with disabilities. Also available in Spanish.
  • Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP)
    Call them for help understanding Medicare, Medigap, drug plans and long-term care insurance. Fairfax County Department of Family Services.

Mental Health Services

  • Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board — Mental Health Services
    Counseling, medication, crisis response, and other services for people of all ages with mental health concerns.
  • Healthy Minds Fairfax
    Healthy Minds Fairfax coordinates a full range of mental health and substance abuse services for children and youth across multiple county agencies, the school system and private treatment providers.
  • NAMI Northern Virginia
    The local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, serving the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. NAMI Northern Virginia offers classes, support groups, and other services to individuals living with mental health conditions and their families and friends at no cost to participants.
  • Suicide Prevention Information and Resources
    If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suicide, don't hesitate to reach out for help right away. Resources are available 24/7. From the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
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