CareVan

 

"I am proud that the Fairfax County CareVan will be used as another tool to support Fairfax County’s COVID-19 response to vulnerable communities. The CareVan is a 39-foot mobile service delivery vehicle featuring multiple onboard workstations, public access to computers, and internet access. The CareVan will be used to deliver integrated services in the community to reduce health inequities and increase access to health, housing, and human services. The CareVan will be in communities two to three days prior to a High Risk Task Force testing event. Bilingual staff will be onsite for interpreting services as needed." ~ Supervisor Dalia Palchik, Providence District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Services & Resources
Goals

GOALS OF THE CAREVAN:

  • Reduce Health Inequities Within Communities in Need
  • Simplify the Process for Enrollment and Continuation of Services
  • Develop and Nurture Community Relationships
  • Promote Awareness of Health, Housing and Human Services and Programs

 

 

PROVIDING ONSITE SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES

The service locations for the CareVan will be determined from a variety of sources including data from the Coordinated Services Planning teamHealth Department’s COVID-19 dashboard and One Fairfax’s COVID-19 Vulnerability Index.

 

 

What the CareVan Can Do For You

Family Assistance Workers provide:

  • Health Department eligibility and enrollment for:
    • Medical home assistance
    • Federal-qualified health centers
    • Medicaid
    • Medical Care for Children partnership
  • Health Department services
    • Dental
    • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    • Speech
    • Hearing
    • Maternity program
    • Eye care

Vaccine Navigators (Community Health Workers) provide:

  • COVID-19 education and resources
    • Educate residents about the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Address vaccine hesitancy.
    • Raise awareness of vaccination sites.
    • Schedule residents for vaccination.
    • Educate residents on protective behaviors in the event they do not want to be vaccinated.
    • Assist residents in getting connected to health services.
    • Increase the effectiveness of the CBOs’ COVID-related outreach efforts.

The CareVan Coordinator (Department of Neighborhood & Community Services) provides information about:

Where You'll Find the CareVan

  • Back to School Event
    Saturday, August 6, 2022, noon-4 p.m.
    Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate
    12125 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA 20191
     
  • Back to School Event
    Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Bailey's Community Center
    5920 Summers Ln, Falls Church, VA 22041
     
  • Fairmont Apartments Food Distribution
    Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Fairmont Gardens Apartments
    4137 Wadsworth Ct, Annandale, VA 22003
     
  • Coates Elementary School Event
    Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    Coates Elementary School
    2480 River Birch Rd, Herndon, VA  20171
Contact Us

CONTACT US

For questions and more information about CareVan services, call 703-324-7004, TTY 711, or send an email. You may also fill out the contact form below. In your message, be sure to include the requested date, time and location for your event.

For photo or video opportunities, email the CareVan Coordinator.

 

 

Contact the CareVan

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