Merrifield Center Renamed to Honor Former Board Chairman Sharon Bulova

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Last month, the Board of Supervisors, elected officials and others gathered to rename Merrifield Center. The new, more descriptive name, Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, honors Sharon Bulova, former chairman and long-time member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

The building continues to provide great benefit far beyond its doors at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax. Free parking is available in the garage behind the building as well as bus connections for Fairfax Connector bus routes 401 and 402 and Metrobus routes 1a and 1c.

The new name is expected to better reflect the many public services offered inside. The Sharon Bulova Center, for short, is the main entry point for residents seeking services for mental health, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities.

Watch the Dedication Ceremony

A Wealth of Health Programs and Services

Programs and services delivered at the Sharon Bulova Center are provided by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) and include:

The center also has a Peer Resource Center, a pharmacy, Neighborhood Health primary care and other services to promote and sustain recovery, including outpatient services and supports. 

Need Mental Health Help?

Do you need help for yourself or someone you know with a mental health issue?

  • If texting or calling 9-1-1 for a mental health crisis, request a CIT-trained officer to respond.
  • 24/7 CrisisLink Suicide Prevention: text "CONNECT" to 855-11 or call 703-527-4077.
  • 24/7 CSB Emergency Services: 703-573-5679

If you or someone you care about needs non-emergency mental health or substance use disorder services, please call the CSB Entry & Referral Services at 703-383-8500 or come directly to the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health.

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