8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
MetroBus (Routes 1Z, 1A and 1C), and Connector bus (Routes 401 and 402)
The Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board’s new Merrifield Center, located at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 – just off Arlington Boulevard at the corner of Willow Oaks and Williams Drive – is now open for business. The new building includes all programs previously offered at the Woodburn Center in Annandale. Many other services for youth and adults have also relocated to the new facility, including the CSB programs formerly located on Democracy Lane (Fairfax), Jermantown Road (Fairfax) and Park Place (Falls Church).
The CSB’s 24/7 emergency services, mobile crisis team, and entry/referral/assessment services are now located at Merrifield. Outpatient services and supports, intensive case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community-based supports for individuals with intellectual disability, and wellness and health promotion services are also provided at Merrifield. For adult behavioral health care services (mental health and/or substance use disorders), individuals (18 and over) can walk in and receive, without previous appointment, an in-person screening and assessment at Merrifield from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center also has a Peer Resource Center, a pharmacy, and the Health Department's Community Health Care Network and other services to promote and sustain recovery. Note: The CSB's Crisis Care program on Woodburn Road did not move to Merrifield. [See the directory of services located at Merrifield Center.]
CSB service recipients provided input into the building design, which is intended to promote wellness, recovery and health management in a secured yet welcoming environment. The co-location and integration of various services enables us to better serve individuals who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
The centrally located facility offers community-based services and supports to prevent crises and help people with behavioral health challenges integrate successfully into the community. The building itself is designed to integrate successfully and beautifully with its physical surroundings.
This project was part of the county’s capital building plan for years. It was made possible through bond funding, a land exchange with Inova Fairfax Hospital, and lease savings as CSB programs moved out of leased facilities into the new county-owned building.