Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
Whitman-Walker Health offers many types of trainings for organizations aimed at educating people on modern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) healthcare needs, appropriate language, current research findings and more. Capacity Talk - Trainings for Youth We offer free capacity building services to the many youth-serving organizations in D.C. These trainings assist groups with promoting and delivering sustainable HIV prevention methods and sexual health education. Mautner Cultural Competency Training Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker works to reduce the gap in health disparities among LGBTQ people with a health expertise in lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women’s needs. This training is available as a continuing education unit for social workers, doctors and nurses.
Whitman-Walker Health’s Community Health Department is dedicated to supporting our community’s health and well-being through a variety of education, prevention and wellness programs. HIV and STD Testing and Counseling Confidential HIV and STD testing is offered, on a walk-in basis, to the general public at both sites and our mobile unit. Mautner Project Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker is committed to reducing the gap in health disparities among LGBT people with an expertise in the unique health needs of lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women. STABLE Families Provides direct supportive services to families affected by HIV, including HIV-positive pregnant women.
In February 2015, Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) became a part of Whitman-Walker Health. Together, we’ll eventually be able to offer a wider variety of health-related services to youth ages 13 to 24 and their families than ever before. Below is information on the youth-focused programs and services we currently offer. These continue to operate out of the Eastern Market location. Hours Monday—Friday | 11 am—7 pm (2nd Friday of the month | 11 am - 6 pm) Contact Us All Youth Services: 202.543.9355 RealTalk DC Services: 202.543.9355 Behavioral Health: 202.207.2361 REALTalk DC The REALTalk DC team links young people ages 13 to 24 years old to sexual health information, training opportunities, free condoms, and HIV/STI/pregnancy testing. Information on all RealTalk DC events and programs can be found on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). RealTalk DC operates out of the FreeStyle Peer Education Center located at the Eastern Market location. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm - 7 pm during the school year and 1 pm - 7 pm during the summer. The FreeStyle Peer Education Center offers youth a safe space to be themselves. They have access to staff, peer representatives, and peer ambassadors who can help address personal concerns, sex-related questions, or free and confidential testing. The Freestyle Center also hosts weekly events to foster healthy youth-focused interactions and discussions. RealTalk DC provides youth with opportunities to develop leadership, workforce readiness, and facilitation skills. Youth can complete community service hours through volunteer opportunities within the program or by enrolling in a Boot Camp training program that covers a wide range of topics from STIs to resume writing. HIV, STI, and Pregnancy Testing Our Eastern Market location offers free HIV, STI and pregnancy testing Monday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. No appointments are needed as testing is walk-in only, but clients must arrive no later than 6:45 pm. Please note, testing on the 2nd Friday of the month will close at 6:00 pm, but clients must arrive no later than 5:45 pm. HIV Testing—We offer two types of testing. They are the INSTI (finger stick) with instant results in 60 seconds and the OraQuick (oral swab) with results in 20 minutes. For those who test positive, immediate assistance is available with confirmatory testing, care advocacy, and linkage to medical care and support services. STI Testing—We conduct urine-based STI testing, with results taking 1 to 2 business days. We offer treatment referrals for those who test positive. Pregnancy Testing—We offer urine-based pregnancy testing with results in 3 minutes. Additional assistance with resources and referrals for carrying to term (whether parenting or adopting) and terminating are available. Self-Test Kits—We offer self-testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia through a Self-Test Kit using oral and rectal swabs. Treatment referrals are available for those who test positive. Behavioral Health Services Free individual and group psychotherapy is available to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 who have experienced or witnessed a crime (no police report required). This program provides low-barrier access to competent outpatient mental health services helping support clients’ overall wellbeing. Therapy can be provided at any Whitman-Walker Health office or within the community. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a screening, please call 202.207.2361. Capacity Talk This program offers free capacity building services to youth-serving organizations and schools in our nation’s capital. STABLE Families Provides direct supportive services to families affected by HIV, including HIV-positive pregnant women. Youth Care Navigation We offer support to make sure that young people living with HIV are connected to medical care and STAY in care.
For general pharmacy inquiries, call 202.745.7000 To refill your prescription, call 866.724.1805 or click here. If you need a new prescription from your medical provider, you can visit the patient portal (My WWH) or download the mobile app and request a renewal through there. You can also call 202.745.6106. The app is available in the Apple App Store and the Android App Store. Hours of Operation Please note Whitman-Walker Health, the Whitman-Walker Pharmacy and RealTalk DC will be closed Monday, January 15th in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Location Visit us at 1525 14th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C. Call us to have your refills ready when you come in. The Whitman-Walker Pharmacy is the most convenient place to fill your prescriptions. Once you are a client, you can call ahead and we’ll have your prescriptions ready for pick-up on the day of your appointment. Pharmacists with an HIV specialty are available for one-on-one sessions to provide medication counseling, HIV education, management of side effects, assistance with filling pillboxes and more. Please call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session: 1525, 202.745.7000 Max Robinson Center, 202.678.8877 Our pharmacists are also knowledgeable about diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and much more. They can also teach you how to use your glucose meter to properly manage and monitor diabetes. We accept 99 percent of all insurance plans. We accept DC Medicaid, AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program, most Medicare Part D plans and most commercial insurance plans. Please call us at 202.745.7000 if you have any questions about which plans we accept. Proper methods for disposing of unused medication
Currently, Whitman-Walker is only accepting new dental patients who are already medical patients. All current Whitman-Walker medical patients are eligible for dental services with us, regardless of medical history. Becoming a Whitman-Walker patient. Whitman-Walker offers a full range of dental care and treatment including: Regular exams and cleanings X-rays Fillings Root canals Crowns Extractions Dentures Whitening Dental care is available at both 1525 and the Max Robinson Center. ...
The Behavioral Health programs of Whitman-Walker promote the integrated health and psychological wellness of our patients and their loved ones through a wide variety of both professional and peer based services. At Whitman-Walker Health we recognize the importance of providing affirming care and are proud of our diverse staff of culturally competent clinicians who have specialized knowledge and training in issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community and people living with HIV. Together we can help you determine which services are right for you and help you along the way to healing. Our services include individual short-term and long-term psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric assessment, medication management, crisis intervention, individual peer counseling, and peer support groups. If you are wondering if behavioral health services are right for you, click here. In crisis? Here are some resources. Mental Health Services Our mental health services team offers help to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, major life adjustments, trauma, sexuality, gender identity, and general psychological wellness. These services are offered to existing medical patients. Our team includes psychotherapists and psychiatrists who provide individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychiatric assessment and medication management. Our variety of therapy groups create a safe space to process issues around managing mood, coping with life stressors, exploring LGBTQ identity, and coping with the impact of HIV. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a screening, please call: 202.797.3539. If you're looking for information on our behavioral health services targeting youth, click here. Addictions Services Our addictions services team provides outpatient addiction treatment. The program is staffed by addiction-focused psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, and specially-trained volunteers. Group and individual counseling are available to help manage or discontinue use, address the consequences of substance misuse, and improve quality of life. Addictions Services includes both services which support the goal of abstinence and services which support substance use management or harm reduction goals. All of our services are open to people who also have mental health concerns, and we work with clients to address both mental health and substance issues. Substance misuse treatment is open to people who are existing patients of Whitman Walker Health as well as people who are not. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a screening, please call: 202.797.3539 Peer Support Services Our peer support services are part of a long-standing service to our community. Peer facilitators are trained volunteers who can help you with specific LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS-related concerns, including coming out, coming out of marriage, HIV status, relationships, gender identity and friends/family members. Trained peers provide both support groups and individual one-to-one counseling. If you are interested in learning more, contact: 202.797.3580 Do you have more questions about Behavioral Health Services? Please check our FAQ page.
HIV Testing Hours HIV testing is only available during the below stated hours. Please scroll down further for all STI testing hours. The hours directly below are specific to HIV testing. Whitman-Walker 1525, 1525 14th St., NW Monday 9 am-6 pm Tuesday 9 am-5 pm Wednesday 9 am-6 pm Thursday 9 am-12:30 pm; 2:30 pm-5 pm Friday 9 am-5 pm Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE Monday 9 am-12 pm; 1 pm-5 pm Tuesday 9 am-12 pm; 1 pm-5 pm Wednesday 9 am-12 pm; 1 pm-5 pm Thursday 9 am-12 pm; 2:30 pm-5 pm Friday Closed Youth Services Easter Market, 651 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Please note, Eastern Market testing on the 2nd Friday of the month will close at 6:00 pm. Monday 11 am-7 pm Tuesday 11 am-7 pm Wednesday 11 am-7 pm Thursday 11 am-7 pm Friday 11 am-7 pm STI Self-Test Kit Hours STI self-testing kits are only available during the below stated hours. 1525 and Max Robinson Center Monday-Wednesday 10 am-3 pm Thursday 10 am-12:30 pm; 2:30 pm-3 pm Youth Services Eastern Market (*Testing for syphilis is unavailable at Eastern Market) Please note, Eastern Market testing on the 2nd Friday of the month will close at 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday 11 am-7 pm About HIV Testing No appointment is needed for HIV testing at Whitman-Walker Health. And, all counseling, testing, and referral services are confidential and free of charge, but donations are welcome. For information on our HIV, STI, and pregnancy testing services targeting youth (ages 13-24) available at our Eastern Market location, click here. Se habla español. Testing for deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals is also available. For information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention, click here. About STI Testing After HIV test results are given; testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis using a Self-Test Kit is available during select daytime hours at our Whitman-Walker 1525 and Max Robinson Center locations. Testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia using a Self-Test Kit is available during select daytime hours at our Eastern Market location. Note: The STI Self-Test Kit is routine screening meant for patients who are not experiencing symptoms of sexually transmitted infections. Patients experiencing symptoms should visit our Gay Men's Health and Wellness Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information, please call 202.745.7000. Testing Together Testing Together is an HIV testing and counseling service for guys and the guys they have sex with regularly. It's a chance for both of you to find out your current HIV status, learn how to play safely, and talk openly and honestly about sex and your relationship! Testing Together is available by appointment ONLY. To make an appointment, call 202.797.4406. Safer Sex Want more information on safer sex? Check out Whitman-Walker and HRC's "Safer Sex" and "Safer Sex for Trans Bodies" guides attached below. Mobile HIV Testing Unit Whitman-Walker Health operates a mobile HIV testing van that goes into at-risk communities and provides HIV testing and prevention education. To find out when the van may be near you and other community events, click here for an up-to-date calendar. Take a video tour of our mobile HIV testing unit! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0BSzztXPSw[/embed] For more information about HIV testing, HIV transmission or other test sites, e-mail us or call at 202-939-7686.
We provide high quality, culturally competent, comprehensive health care including preventative exams and management of chronic and urgent health conditions. We have board certified infectious disease experts on staff that manage HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. We offer nationally recognized and award winning care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. We accept most major private insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. For more on accepted insurance, click here. If you do not have insurance, we can help you obtain insurance. Visit our public benefits and insurance navigation team page for more on how we can help. Additional Services: HIV Medical Care (Red Carpet) Evening STD Clinic (Gay Men's Health & Wellness) Daytime HIV and STI Testing PEP and PrEP PEP is a course of treatment after possible exposure to prevent HIV PrEP is a daily treatment to prevent HIV Nutrition Acupuncture Aesthetic Medicine Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Genesis, and Spider Vein Treatment Free consult! Price of services determined at consult. Open to the community (including non-Whitman-Walker patients) Competitive pricing+ Women's Care Gynecological care Mautner Project, which provides health education and support for lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people Transgender Care Including hormone administration and monitoring Medical Adherence Empower medical patients to take the best possible care of their health Physical/Occupational Therapy Physical/Occupational Therapy is available to better your mobility and healing. In addition to on-site appointments at our 1525 14th Street, NW health center, we also conduct home visits. You do not have to be a Whitman-Walker patient to take advantage of these services. We accept private insurance and Medicaid through fee for service without a referral.
We are excited that you are becoming our patient! To register for medical or dental services at Whitman-Walker, please call 202-745-7000 or e-mail us. To be screened for mental health services, please call 202-797-3539. Please note that if you e-mail us for an appointment, we will either e-mail you our registration forms for you to complete or call you to register you over the phone. We do not have encrypted e-mail, so to best safeguard your personal information; we request you fax your completed registration form to 202-332-1049. You also may mail it to us at: Whitman-Walker Health Attention: Client Services 1525 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005; Or you may choose to drop it off at the health center. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit. ...