Neighborhood Health will begin providing medical services at the CHCN Merrifield and South County clinics starting July 1, 2019.
Here are the answers to some questions you might have:
What is Neighborhood Health?
Neighborhood Health is a non-profit community health center that provides primary medical care for adults and children, women’s health, sick care, vaccinations, laboratory services, low-cost medications, dental care and behavioral health counseling in multiple clinics across Fairfax County, Alexandria, and Arlington. Neighborhood Health has been serving low-income families in Northern Virginia for over 21 years.
What services will be provided at the Merrifield and South County clinics?
Neighborhood Health will continue to provide the same services at the Merrifield and South County clinics that you are currently receiving. These include primary medical care for adults, women’s health, vaccines, lab services, assistance with low-cost medications, and behavioral health counseling. Pediatric services are available at other Neighborhood Health clinics.
Will I still see the same health care team at the Merrifield and South County clinics?
Many of the current staff at the Merrifield and South County clinics will continue working for Neighborhood Health so you will continue to see many familiar faces.
Will I need to complete additional forms to be seen at Neighborhood Health?
Current patients at the Merrifield and South County clinics will not need to complete additional eligibility paperwork or provide additional documents to be seen for their first appointment at Neighborhood Health.
Will the fees at Neighborhood Health be affordable? What if am not able to pay?
Neighborhood Health provides very low-cost care for any person who is low income. As a current patient at the Merrifield or South County clinics, you will qualify for Neighborhood Health’s sliding fee discount scale. Patients are not denied care due to inability to pay. We will work with you to make sure you can afford the care we provide.
What happens if I become insured?
You can still receive health care at Neighborhood Health, including the Merrifield and South County clinics. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance. If you get insurance through Medicaid expansion, you can continue to receive care at Neighborhood Health.
Will my medical records still be there?
Yes, your medical records will be transferred to Neighborhood Health so we will be able to see what medications you are on or other information that will help us continue your care.
How do I make an appointment?
You will be able to use the same phone numbers that you currently use to make an appointment. The number for the Merrifield clinic is 703-237-3446. The number for the South County clinic is 703-704-5333.