Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Client signs in at clinic reception deskFind answers to frequently asked questions below. You also can visit the Fairfax County Health Department Services page to get to more information about services, including contact information.

Birth and Death Certificates

At this time, Fairfax County Health Department is not able to provide copies of birth certificates. We only provide death certificates. No appointments are needed.

Yes, the state of Virginia and many other states offer vital records through VitalChek.

The Virginia Department of Health lists ID requirements on its Vital Records website.

Certified copies of Virginia death records within the last five years are available for purchase through Fairfax County Health Department at two locations: Joseph Willard Health Center and Mount Vernon District Office).

Fairfax County Health Department does not provide copies of birth certificates at this time.

Certified copies of all Virginia vital records (birth, death, marriage and divorce) are available for purchase by:

If you need to get a copy of your birth certificate quickly, ask about getting expedited service or shipping when you place your order, or visit VitalChek.

For a certified copy of your birth certificate, contact the vital records office in the state or county where you were born for instructions on how to request a copy and get information on any fees.

Please visit the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Authentications web page for more information.

Health Services

Finding and Qualifying for Health Care

The Fairfax County Community Health Care Network (CHCN) provides primary health services for low income, uninsured residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, who cannot afford primary medical care services for themselves and their families.

CHCN Merrifield, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr: 703-237-3446
CHCN North County, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston: 703-689-2180
CHCN South County, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria: 703-704-5333

You can also contact Coordinated Services Planning (CSP). CSP provides information and referrals to other community health care facilities (703) 222-0880.

You must live in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax or the City of Falls Church; do not have access to primary health care; and have a family income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Clinic Appointments

Appointments for various services can be made by calling one of our District Offices:

Annandale District Office: 703-534-8343
Herndon-Reston District Office: 703-481-4242
Joseph Willard Health Center (Fairfax): 703-246-7100
Mount Vernon District Office: 703-704-5203
Springfield District Office: 703-569-1031

Health Service Fees and Insurance Coverage

Health Department fees are based on the services received. This is determined at the time of your scheduled appointment.

In some cases, the fee for service is based on a sliding fee scale (e.g., Adult Day Health Care services, sexually transmitted infection clinic services).

For a list of immunizations fees, please see the Fairfax County Health Department International Travel Immunizations page.

Please contact your Health Insurance Provider regarding service coverage. The Health Department is considered an out of network provider, with the exception of the flu vaccine for Medicare recipients.

Immunization and Vaccination Services

If you received immunizations from the Fairfax County Health Department, please contact your District Office to get a copy of your record. Fees may apply.

For immunizations received outside of the Fairfax County Health Department, please contact the provider who administered the vaccines.

Please contact your District Office and administrative personnel can search our database to see if you have any documented vaccines given by the Fairfax County Health Department.

Annandale District Office: 703-534-8343
Herndon-Reston District Office: 703-481-4242
Joseph Willard Health Center (Fairfax): 703-246-7100
Mount Vernon District Office: 703-704-5203
Springfield District Office: 703-569-1031

If you received immunizations from the Fairfax County Health Department, please contact your District Office to obtain a copy of your record or make an appointment to discuss your child’s immunization status with a Public Health Nurse. Fees may apply. 

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Schedule for additional information.

Please visit our International Travel Immunizations page for this information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a comprehensive Travelers' Health website that identifies the recommended/required vaccines for individuals based on their travel itinerary.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a comprehensive Travelers' Health website that identifies the recommended/required vaccines for individuals based on their travel itinerary.

Currently, the yellow fever vaccine is only available by appointment at the Joseph Willard Health Center.

A single primary dose of yellow fever vaccine provides long-lasting protection and is adequate for most travelers. An additional dose of yellow fever vaccine is recommended for certain travelers. Please call the Joseph Willard Health Center to ask if a booster is needed in your case.

Fairfax County Health Department District Offices provide clients a yellow travel booklet at the time they receive their vaccines.

Limited Shingles vaccine is available through the Health Department for adults who meet specific income and medical criteria. For more information contact your Fairfax County Health Department District Office.

Annandale District Office703-534-8343
Herndon-Reston District Office703-481-4242
Joseph Willard Health Center (Fairfax): 703-246-7100
Mount Vernon District Office703-704-5203
Springfield District Office703-569-1031

You may also use this vaccine finder for list of providers.

Mental Health Services

The Community Services Board (CSB) offers counseling, medication, crisis response and other services for people of all ages with mental health conditions. 

CSB Mental Health Intake: 703-559-3000
CSB Emergency Mental Health Services 24/7: 703-573-5679

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Services

Currently the Fairfax County Health Department does not have online appointment scheduling. Please call a District Office to schedule an appointment.

Annandale District Office: 703-534-8343
Herndon-Reston District Office: 703-481-4242
Joseph Willard Health Center (Fairfax): 703-246-7100
Mount Vernon District Office: 703-704-5203
Springfield District Office: 703-569-1031

Testing for specific STIs is determined during a scheduled clinic visit. Please visit Fairfax County Health Department's STI page for more information.

The cost of the exam and testing is based on the services received. This is determined at the time of your scheduled appointment.

Services are also provided on a sliding fee scale so charges will be based on income.

Clients are given a phone number, date and time to call back after clinic to get their test results. If our clinic receives a positive test result for a client before the designated “call-back” time we will call the client directly.

Tuberculosis (TB) Services

The Health Department uses a blood test called the QuantiFERON® TB test (QFT) for everyone ages 2 years and older. The cost is $49.50; however, in most cases there is no charge if the test is for kindergarten through grade 12 school entry. The QFT requires a single visit to a Health Department clinic.

Please contact your local Fairfax County Health Department District Office to ask about the current fee and to schedule an appointment for this service.

Annandale District Office: 703-534-8343
Herndon-Reston District Office: 703-481-4242
Joseph Willard Health Center (Fairfax): 703-246-7100
Mount Vernon District Office: 703-704-5203
Springfield District Office: 703-569-1031

Please contact your local Fairfax County Health Department District Office to schedule an appointment for this service. Please bring any documents your employer has given you. Fees may apply. A certificate will be given to you at the completion of a risk screen and/or a QuantiFERON® TB test (QFT). 

Annandale District Office: 703-534-8343
Herndon-Reston District Office: 703-481-4242
Joseph Willard Health Center (Fairfax): 703-246-7100
Mount Vernon District Office: 703-704-5203
Springfield District Office: 703-569-1031

Jobs and Internships

Please contact our Internship Coordinator Elayne Mott at Elayne.Mott@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-246-2411.

Jobs available at the Health Department vary and postings occur as positions become available. You may find employment opportunities on the Fairfax County Government website. Visit the link to view current postings of available positions.