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What is SMART Immediate Care?

Sexual Medicine and Acute Rapid Treatment: The SMART Immediate Care is expanding our long running Sexual Health program (formerly Gay Men’s Health and Wellness) and combining it with more availability for same-day acute appointments.

  • Sexual Medicine: Expanded hours for sexual health, STI testing and treatment appointments, Fast access to PEP and PrEP. Same day care for those newly diagnosed with HIV – our “Red Carpet” service.
  • Acute: New problems that just started within the last two weeks. Great for when you are sick.
  • Rapid: Walk-in availability daily – first come, first served. Same-day and next-day appointments are also available.
  • Treatment: When you need it. Open to new and established patients.

Text the number 202-978-6123 or call 202-745-7000 to schedule a SMART appointment or Walk-In to either 1525 or our Max Robinson Center.

What kind of appointment do I need?

Primary Care

Great for routine care and managing ongoing problems! Schedule to be seen soon.

  • Physical Exams
  • Screenings, such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol…
  • Chronic Disease management – asthma, COPD,
  • Diabetes, HIV, depression
  • Recurrent or ongoing allergies or headaches
  • Chronic pain (pain > 2 weeks)
  • Prescriptions
  • Vaccinations
  • TB testing
  • Form completion
  • Pre-op evaluations
  • Hospital and ER follow-up
SMART Immediate Care

Great for immediate care that is not life threatening! Walk in first come first served or schedule same day, next day.

  • STI symptoms and exposures
  • Possible HIV exposure
    • PEP
    • PrEP
  • New HIV Diagnosis – never in care
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Cold, flu or fever
  • Bronchitis or asthma exacerbation
  • Ear, eye, throat, or sinus infections
  • Acute migraine
  • New rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Sprains or minor injuries



Great for life saving and limb saving care! Call 911 or go to the closest ER.

  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Head or spine injuries
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting blood
  • Severe burns, wounds, or cuts
  • Poisoning
  • Broken bones protruding from skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • New seizure or convulsion
  • Stroke symptoms – new weakness on one side of the face or body, trouble with vision or speech, sudden confusion
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for new patients or patients who have only used Sexual Health or GMHW services:

SMART appointments are billable.  If you have insurance, please bring your card and present it at the time of your appointment so we can verify we accept your insurance.  If you have insurance we do not accept, you will be charged the full fee for your visit and can submit your receipt to your insurance company for whatever reimbursement you are eligible.

If you do not have insurance, we will help you figure out your insurance options – please call our Insurance Helpline at (202) 745-6151 in advance to complete the screening process.  We can also determine if you are eligible for a discount on your fees.