The Teen Wellness Center is located at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street (the Center’s entrance faces King Street). Free parking is available in the garage to the rear of the school.
The Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For general information or to make an appointment, call 703.746.4776 OR Text "APPT" to 571.329.2245 (texts are answered within 24 hours, Monday through Friday).
All teens aged 12-19 years old and who live in the city of Alexandria, are eligible for Teen Wellness Center services.
The following services are provided (Services marked with a * require prior parental consent; all other services do not require parental consent under Virginia law):
- PHYSICALS* (School/Sports/College/Work)
- TREATMENT* (Minor Illness/Primary Medical Care Referrals)
- HEALTH EDUCATION (Diet/Exercise/Stress Reduction)
- COUNSELING (Personal/Family & Substance Abuse)
- HIV COUNSELING & TESTING
- PREGNANCY PREVENTION & TESTING
- SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS TESTING, TREATMENT & COUNSELING
- JUST LISTENING - If you need someone to talk to, try us!
All services are CONFIDENTIAL. Extended counseling with a Mental Health therapist will be available at the clinic with a fee based on what you can afford. (No one will be denied counseling because of their inability to pay).
Vision: Empowering teens to lead healthful lives
Mission: To ensure that each and every Alexandrian teen succeeds – physically, emotionally, socially, and academically – by collaboratively providing an easily accessible wellness center at T.C. Williams High School.
In 2010, the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), Alexandria Health Department, Alexandria Community Services Board, parents, and community representatives worked together to transform the former Adolescent Health Center to the Teen Wellness Center (TWC), relocating it to T.C. Williams High School. On September 1, 2010, the new TWC made its debut, the first clinic for teens located with-in a school in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The location of the TWC facilitates stronger collaborations among City departments, organizations, and community partners. Through this transformation and relocation, the Center will increase opportunities for health education and make services more accessible and available to even more Alexandrian teens.
The Teen Wellness Center provides a variety of health services to youth between the ages of 12-19 years. These services include treatment of minor illnesses, immunizations, and physical examinations required for schools, participation in sports, employment, and the Special Olympics. Parental consent is required before any of the aforementioned services can be provided.
In addition, the Teen Wellness Center provides health education, behavior change counseling, pregnancy testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, reproductive health services (to include the provision of birth control methods), and mental health and substance abuse counseling. State law permits these services to be offered without parental consent.
How to Take Part
There are multiple opportunities to become involved with the Teen Wellness Center as a parent, teen, or community member by serving on the TWC If you are interested, please call 703.746.4799 for more information.