Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-246-2411 | TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Health

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As an agency of the Fairfax County Health and Human Services System, we work to protect, promote and improve health and quality of life for all who live, work and play in our community. We do this by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, protecting the public against environmental hazards, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, assuring the quality and accessibility of health services, responding to natural and man-made disasters, and assisting communities in recovery. Our vision is for all Fairfax County residents to live in thriving communities where every person has the opportunity to be healthy, safe and realize his or her potential.

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News and Updates

June 8: The Youth Ambassador Program recently welcomed a team of public officials from federal and local government..

June 7: Fairfax County Health Department Honors the Health Care Advisory Board’s 50 Years of Service

June 1:  Reston area residents recently participated in a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

May 31: Following CDC data changes, we have updated our local data dashboard. 

May 26: Start Summer with These 5 Healthy Habits.

Air Quality

A hazy sunset due to wildfire smokeDue to the wildfires in Canada, there are hazardous and very unhealthy Air Quality Index levels in our area today. Air quality levels are expected to change over the next several days. Local conditions can change rapidly. Stay up to date on the air quality in our community and take the recommendation actions: see real time data from and Current Air Quality and Forecast from Virginia DEQ

The Health Department is monitoring ER and Urgent Care visit trends for asthma and other air quality-related respiratory conditions to maintain awareness of how this event is impacting the community. Avoid or reduce physical activity outdoors and contact your healthcare provider if you have trouble breathing, shortness of breath, cough that won’t stop, or other symptoms that do not go away. Call 9-1-1 or go right away to an emergency department for medical emergencies.

See the latest alerts and updates and find more Air Quality recommendations.

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About the Health & Human Services System

This agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work and play in Fairfax County.

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