Public Assistance and Employment Services

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,
Director

Free or Low-Cost Medical Care for Children

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Care Options for the Uninsured
As a resource for residents without health insurance, Fairfax County put together a list of clinics that offer low-cost or free medical care and pharmacies during the coronavirus outbreak. This list includes health care providers that offer primary care, dental care, behavioral health and pharmacies. These clinics and centers serve people who have no insurance or have Medicaid. Learn more and check out the list.

Federally Qualified Health Centers for Adults

Federally Qualified Health Centers for Adults

Fairfax County previously partnered with Inova Health Systems to provide care to uninsured residents at three Community Health Care Network (CHCN) sites.

  • Merrifield (Fairfax)
  • South County (Alexandria)
  • North County (Reston)

On July 1, 2019, Neighborhood Health assumed operations of the Merrifield and South County sites, and HealthWorks for Northern Virginia assumed operations of the North County site.

Fairfax County and Inova are working with Neighborhood Health and HealthWorks to assure a smooth transition and that patients continue to get the best, most compassionate care possible.

HealthWorks – Become a Patient

HealthWorks – Become a Patient

HealthWorks is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center that provides affordable quality, family-centered and culturally sensitive healthcare to meet patients’ medical and non-medical needs, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, residency status, insurance status or ability to pay.

Inova Cares Clinic for Children

Inova Cares Clinic for Children

Inova Cares Clinic for Children provides comprehensive pediatric services for children of mothers on Medicaid or without insurance. Pediatric care, including well-child care and school and sports physicals, available for children ages birth to 18. Care is provided by health care professionals employed by Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children/Inova Health System. Call 703-205-2600 (English and Spanish).

Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities

Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities

Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities connects uninsured children and adults to appropriate and affordable healthcare services. Contact Inova Health System's Partnership for Healthier Communities at 703-698-2550, TTY 711. This is a community program of Inova Health System and Fairfax County Public Schools. Families receive a brief, private interview in person or by phone and are offered follow-up contacts to ensure that their children receive health care.

Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP)

Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) graphic logoThe Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) offers low-income families a reduced-cost health care program for children up to age 18.

Eligibility

Your child may qualify to receive MCCP medical care if you:

  • Live in Fairfax County or the Cities of Fairfax or Falls Church.
  • Meet income guidelines.
  • Do not have affordable health insurance through an employer or the Marketplace.
  • Do not qualify for Medicaid (FAMIS Plus) and FAMIS.
  • Cannot pay for doctor visits or medicine for your children.

Citizenship not required.

Have questions or need more information? Call 703-324-7315, TTY 711.

Services
  • Medical Care (Primary Care, Laboratory Services, Well Child Care, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Immunizations, Eye Exams, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Mental Health, Specialty Services)
  • Routine Dental Care (X-rays, Dental Cleanings, Fluoride Treatment, Fillings)
  • Case Management (Transportation Arrangements, Counseling, Information and Referral, Advocacy, Coordination, Linkups to other needed service)

Co-payments are required for services. The partnership includes health care providers throughout Fairfax County.

Have questions or need more information? Call 703-324-7315, TTY 711.

Apply for MCCP

Application Packet

  • Child’s ID: birth certificate, passport, immunizations records or any other identifying document. 
  • The applicant caretaker must be a parent or legal guardian to apply for the children.
  • Proof of address in Fairfax County: car registration, rental lease/mortgage, current mail or utility bill.
  • Income verification: One full month of pay stubs (last month or this month), letter from employer, or signed tax return if self-employed.
  • Unearned income verification: Unemployment, disability benefits, alimony or child support.
  • Must be ineligible for Federal programs and have no access to affordable health insurance through parents’ employer or the Market Place.
  • Verification of Income and Health Insurance Form to verify health insurance eligibility and affordability from employer.
  • Use the checklist (English*, Spanish*) to help you collect the information needed to enroll your children in the MCCP.

Forms

  • Application
  • Authorization to Release Medical Information Form (English*, Spanish*) completed and signed. Note: One form for each child is needed.
  • Verification of Income and Health Insurance Form* The Health Insurance Section-Part II must be completed by the employer. Part I can be completed by the employer if you do not have current pay stubs.

*Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7315 or TTY 711.


Submit the Application Packet and Forms

Copies of the documents can be sent by email or mailed to:

  • MCCP Program
    12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 232
    Fairfax, Virginia 22035
    ATTN: MCCP Program

or mailed to any of these centers:

  • Neighborhood Health at South County Building
    8350 Richmond Highway, #301, Alexandria 22309
    ATTN: MCCP Program
     
  • Neighborhood Health at Merrifield Center
    8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, #450, Fairfax 22031
    ATTN: MCCP Program
  • HealthWorks at Reston Center
    11484 Washington Plaza West, 3rd Floor, Reston, VA 20190
    ATTN: MCCP Program


After Submitting the Application Packet and Forms

A case worker will call you to review the application with you. If you do not return all necessary information, your application will be denied 45 days following the date your application is received. Please call your case worker if you need assistance with collecting the required information.

More Information

Have questions or need more information? Call 703-324-7315, TTY 711.

MCCP children are enrolled in a medical home with access to regular check-ups, physicals, sick child visits, pharmacy, x-rays and lab work. Enrolled children also receive limited services for specialty care and dental care. Hospitalization and emergency room visits are not covered by the program. MCCP is not health insurance.

MCCP is a program of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, administered by the Health Access Assistance Team (HAAT) under the Public Assistance and Employment Services division, and is a collaboration between Fairfax County Government and the medical and business communities.

Neighborhood Health

Neighborhood Health

Neighborhood Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center provides accessible, high quality, and patient-centered primary care to patients in Fairfax County regardless of ability to pay, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics as well as dental care, behavioral health, laboratory services, pharmacy assistance, HIV care, diabetes education, and medical and non-medical case management.

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