Department of Family Services - Financial and Medical Assistance

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mulitple Locations - Main Office: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lisa Tatum,

Apply for Financial and Medical Assistance Benefits

Medicaid Expansion: Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, more adults age 19-64 in Virginia will have access to quality, low-cost health insurance. Applications accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2018. Read below to learn how to apply or visit CoverVa for more information.


Don't Wait in Line, Apply Online!* 

Visit CommonHelp to apply for or read more about:

  • Child Care Services
  • Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis, or Cooling)
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Health Care Coverage (Families and Children)
  • Health Care Coverage (Other)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Children (TANF)
  • Auxiliary Grant

You can also check your benefits, renew your benefits, see if you are eligible for benefits, and report changes.


Apply by Phone

Applications for SNAP, TANF and Medicaid are now accepted over the phone at 1-855-635-4370. This applies to applications only. Everything else must still be done online, in person, through the mail or by fax.

Apply in Person

You can walk in to a Department of Family Services office Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m and 4:30 p.m., for information and receive your application and directions for filling it out. No appointment is needed.


Three Ways to Send Documents:

Mail to:
Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway
Suite 232
Fairfax, VA 22035

Fax to:

Email to:


To access our services or to learn how to apply for them, call our customer service at 703-324-7500; TTY 703-222-9452.


Our Locations

Heritage Center, West Wing
7611 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

The Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035


Lake Anne Office Building
11484 Washington Plaza West
Reston, VA 20190

Richmond Highway/Alexandria Area
South County Government Center
8350 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309