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To increase patient access to care, Whitman-Walker Health has changed its appointment scheduling system. When you contact Whitman-Walker, you will now be able to schedule your visit within the next 10 business days. All appointments on and after August 21, 2017, have been cancelled. We will contact you 14 days in advance to reschedule your appointment under the new system.

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Addictions Treatment

If you are interested in addiction services, please contact the Behavioral Health Treatment Coordinator at 202.797.3539.  They will be able to give you more detailed information about our services and schedule an initial phone screening to establish whether our services are likely to be a good fit for you.  If you are already a medical patient, you may talk to your primary care provider as well.

With special expertise in treatment for LGBTQ-identified clients, Whitman-Walker Addiction Services (WWAS) offers a continuum of programs and services aimed at helping you meet your goals around substance misuse and addiction.  From exploring managed use to committing to abstinence and recovery, WWAS group and individual treatment can assist you with examining and changing your relationship to drugs, alcohol, and sex.

In crisis? Here are some resources.

Our programming includes:

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)IOP is an abstinence-based program designed to help people who have been misusing drugs and alcohol to improve their lives and pursue and maintain sobriety and recovery. Read more about it here.
  • Co-Occurring Outpatient Program (Co-OP)Co-OP is an abstinence-based program designed to help people who have both mental health and substance use concerns. Read more about it here.
  • The Scott Harper Recovery House offers temporary sober housing to clients who are enrolled in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Co-Occurring Outpatient Program (Co-OP). For more information about the Scott Harper House talk to your primary therapist.
  • Substance Use Management/Harm ReductionSubstance Use Management is a 10-week evening psycho-educational group that helps clients reduce harmful or negative consequences associated with drug and/or alcohol use. Read more about it here.
  • Co-Occurring Opioid Recovery and Empowerment (CORE): This program is for people who would like to become abstinent from opioids such as heroin or prescription pain medication. Read more about it here.
  • Individual PsychotherapyLimited one-on-one treatment is available to address substance misuse and mental health concerns. Offered at 1525 and Max Robinson Center.
  • Driving with CareThis nationally recognized DUI course has been tailored to work with people who have busy schedules. Read more about it here.
  • There are also additional groups addressing substance misuse for special populations such as Trans people and people who are HIV+, gay-identified men, and methamphetamine users.