Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Jan. 27, 2003
Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner will visit Fairfax County’s South County Center on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. and announce recent developments in the FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security) children’s health insurance program and highlight the importance of the program to Virginia’s multicultural families. Fairfax County Board Chairman Katherine K. Hanley will introduce the governor and Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Gerry Hyland (Mount Vernon District) and Supervisor Dana Kauffman (Lee District) will also be present. The South County Center is located at 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, in the Lee District.
The governor’s visit will highlight the success of Fairfax County’s enrollment in the commonwealth’s FAMIS program, which has allowed departments of Social Services to process applications on the local level and create “single points of entry” to connect families and individuals with the most appropriate health care program instead of referring families to a telephone number.
Fairfax County’s enrollment efforts at the South County Center began in August 2002, and the Health Access Assistance Team has processed more than 300 applications during that time. Across the commonwealth, there are more than 50,000 children covered by FAMIS.
For more information on:
- FAMIS – Call 1-866-87FAMIS (1-866-873-2647), TTY 1-888-221-1590, or visit www.famis.org, which features information in both English and Spanish.
- Governor Warner’s schedule – contact Ellen Qualls with the Governor’s Office of Communications at 804-393-9429 (cell), TTY 711 (Virginia Relay Center) for media inquiries.
- South County Center – contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Directions to the South County Center are available on the county Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/locatsouthcocenter.htm or you may call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.