CSB Celebrates Opening of the ANHSI Gartlan Health Care Center

On March 27, 2014, in partnership with Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc., the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board celebrated the opening of the ANHSI Gartlan Health Care Center. The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Pat Harrison, Deputy Fairfax County Executive for Human Services, Martha Wooten, Executive Director of ANHSI, Joan Gartlan, daughter of the late Senator Joe Gartlan and his wife Fredona, and Daryl Washington, Deputy Director of the CSB all spoke about the benefits of having integrated patient centered care at one location

“Adding primary care services to this busy Gartlan Center site builds on a whole-health focus which is so important to successful outcomes for people in all facets of their lives. The health clinic allows us to look at overall health and wellness and move beyond focus on illness.” said Chairman Bulova in her opening remarks.

People receiving services through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board now have integrated, patient-centered care available along with behavior health services and primary health care services. The CSB provides services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities. People receiving services often experience huge health disparities related to access, awareness, preventative services, and even stigma. The primary health care services being offered by Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. is a critical component of improving the health of the patients served through the Gartlan Center.

Photo of Peter and Joan Gartlan with Chairman Sharon Bulova

Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (center) with Peter and Joan Gartlan, children of the late Senator Joe Gartlan and his wife Fredona, at the opening of the Gartlan Health Care Center. In 2010, the former Mount Vernon Center for Community Mental Health was renamed in memory of Senator Joe Gartlan and Ms. Gartlan, champions for the health and well-being of the Fairfax community.

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