Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Maternal and Child Health

Women who see a health care professional early and regularly during their pregnancy have healthier babies. They also are less likely to deliver their babies too early and are less likely to have other serious problems related to pregnancy.

Get care during your pregnancy to increase your chance of having a safe pregnancy and giving your baby a healthy start. Call a Fairfax County Health Department clinic to make an appointment and learn more about maternal and child health services for residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Maternal Health Services

Child Health Services

Home Visiting Services for Women and Infants

Public health nurses provide home visiting services to women during and after pregnancy and to infants through the Healthy Families Fairfax program, the Nurse-Family Partnership program and the Health Department's Maternal and Child Health Field Program. Services include:

  • Pregnancy support and education.
  • After-pregnancy follow-up.
  • Assessment and support for depression and intimate partner violence.
  • Parenting skills and parent-child bonding support.
  • Child development delay checks.

Call the Family Resources Referral Line at 703-246-8450 for more information about home visits.

Women's Health

Taking folic acid vitamins every day is one way a woman can lower her chance of having a baby with brain or spine birth defects. Even if you do not plan to have a baby, preconception health can help you stay healthy. Learn more on CDC’s preconception health website.

Women have so many options of birth control to choose from. Finding one that fits your life is important. Get more information about family planning:

Resources