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The Alexandria Teen Wellness Center

TEEN WELLNESS CENTER BROCHURES  (English)  (Spanish)  (Arabic)  (Amharic)

The Teen Wellness Center (formerly the Adolescent Health Center on Braddock Road) 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, 10:00am to 5:00pm (summer hours may vary). 

All "teens" aged 12-19 years old and who are residents of Alexandria are eligible for health services. 

The following services are provided (Services in bold require parental consent under Virginia Law):

  • Physicals (School/Sports)
  • Treatment (Minor Illness/Primary Medical Care Referrals)
  • Immunization 
  • Health Education for Patients (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 FREE & CONFIDENTIAL.

(In some cases, extended counseling will be available at the clinic at a fee based on what you can afford -- but no one will ever be denied counseling because of their inability to pay).

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-Friday).

Background:

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, relocating it to T.C. Williams High School.  On September 1, 2010, the new Teen Wellness Center made its debut.

The new location of the Teen Wellness Center 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.  Written 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 diseases, 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. If you are interested, please contact Andria Smith at (703) 746-4799, or by email, at andria.smith@vdh.virginia.gov.

 

4480 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22302
703.746.4996
Fax: 703.746.4938
E-mail 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday Mornings