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

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.

COVID-19 iconPregnancy, Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns During COVID-19

Based on what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knows at this time, pregnant people might be at an increased risk for severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. There may also be an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, among pregnant people with COVID-19. 

Current recommendations for pregnant people include:

  • Take precautions to prevent getting COVID-19, including limiting interactions with people outside of your household as much as possible, washing hands often and wearing a mask.
  • Seek care immediately if you have a medical emergency and do not skip prenatal care appointments.
  • Get the recommended vaccines during pregnancy, including a flu shot and a whooping cough (Tdap) shot, to help protect you and your baby.

 

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.

You also can fill out and return the Family Resources Service community referral form to have a staff member contact you about home visiting services.

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

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