Psychiatry is available to existing medical patients of Whitman-Walker Health. We can help you with psychiatric assessment, medical interventions, and medication management for anxiety, depression, and other mental health or psychiatric concerns. Often, clients combine psychiatric care with other behavioral health services.

Because of high demand, there is limited availability for psychiatry appointments. When clinically appropriate, your primary medical provider may take over ongoing medication management.

Current medical patients can learn more about behavioral health services and availability by requesting a consultation through your medical provider. Just let your medical provider know that you would like to speak with a Behavioral Health Specialist. The Behavioral Health Specialist will help determine the best next steps for connecting you to behavioral health care whether at Whitman-Walker or in the community. Each consult is about 30 minutes long and consists of a brief screening and referral ideas for behavioral health care.

Need support now?

  • National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ+ youth)
  • Crisis Text Line: text  “GO” to 741741
  • DC Mental Health Access Line: 1-888-793-4357
  • In crisis? Click here for resources.