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Health care is critically important. There are a number of resources in the area available to help individuals and families without primary health care coverage.  Human Services staff will help residents determine the most appropriate program for their needs.

For information, call (703) 385-7894.

All Fairfax County Community Services Board (CSB) sites are open for business.  We have taken precautions to limit visitors at our residential programs. The CSB is encouraging all individuals to call ahead, as we are actively performing COVID-19 screenings on everyone who enters a site.

A global pandemic is a very stressful and challenging times. The CSB is recommending everyone follow Psychological First Aid principles during this time.

  1. Establish a safe place for you and your family. Stay informed but limit your screen time.
  2. Maximize self-care and the care of those closest to you. Put intentional plans in place that reinforce caring for yourself and others.
  3. Normalize the parts of your life that can be: Eat healthy, follow good sleep hygiene and exercise.
  4. Maximize and facilitate connectedness to family, friends and other social supports. (Electronic rather than physical)
  5. Clear communication: Foster hope and optimism while not denying risk.

Mental Health Resources

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming.  If you are struggling with mental health issues during this stressful time, the Fairfax-Falls Church CSB has resources for help:

  • If it is not an emergency situation, but you or someone you care about needs mental health services, call our Entry & Referral Services during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 703-383-8500, TTY 711. Staff can take calls in English and Spanish and can access interpreters for other languages when needed.
  • Youth and adults can also come in person, without prior appointment, to Entry & Referral Services at the CSB's Merrifield Center Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be screened for services. Youth walk-in evaluations are offered during these times and until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. 
  • Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for a Crisis Intervention trained officer. For emergency mental health services 24 hours a day seven days a week call 703-573-5679, TTY 711.  The Fairfax Detoxification Center can be reached 24 hours a day seven days a week by calling 703-573-5679, TTY 711.  Residents can also come directly to the Merrifield Center at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax.
  • The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, in partnership with PRS Crisis Link, offers a suicide prevention text line in Fairfax. Anyone can text "CONNECT" to 855-11 and a PRS Crisis Link volunteer will respond within minutes. You can also call 703-527-4077, any time 24/7.
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