Teen Wellness Center

The Teen Wellness Center is a medical clinic created to provide accessible health services to anyone between the ages of 12-19 living in the City of Alexandria. Located within Alexandria City High School, the clinic is open year round and provides a variety of health and confidential services to teens.

Page updated on Sep 1, 2021 at 1:50 PM

Teen Wellness Center (TWC) Services

Services that are NON-CONFIDENTIAL and need parent/guardian consent if you are under the age of 18:

  • NEW: COVID-19 vaccines, by appointment or available during any other visit
  • Immunizations for HPV, Influenza (flu), TDAP and more Teen Wellness Center logo
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Treatment of colds, acne, and other minor illnesses
  • Physical examinations required for schools, participation in sports, employment and the Special Olympics

Services that are CONFIDENTIAL and do NOT need parent/guardian consent:

  • Pregnancy testing and prevention
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and more)
  • Reproductive health services (including prescribing birth control)
  • Health education on nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction techniques
  • Behavior change counseling 
  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling

Will My Visit be Confidential?

Virginia state law allows us to provide some services without parental consent. That means that in most cases, if a teen has asked for or received any of the confidential services listed above, we cannot legally share information regarding that service with the parent or guardian.

Immigration status is not checked or recorded. We will ask you if you live in the City of Alexandria.   

How Much do Services Cost?

Services are provided FREE of charge (since billing a health insurance plan risks indirectly notifying the parent that a teen sought TWC services). Contact a Teen Wellness clinic staffer for more information on what and when information is withheld. 

Who Qualifies for TWC Services?

The Teen Wellness Center serves ALL teenagers aged 12 to 19 years old, who live in the City of Alexandria.  

How do I Make an Appointment?

TWC Entrance Text "APPT" to 571.329.2245 to make an appointment (please do NOT text confidential information) or call 703.746.4776 during clinic hours

Teen Wellness Center 
Alexandria City High School 
3330 King Street 
Alexandria, VA 22302

Our main entrance faces King Street. Free parking is available in the garage to the rear of the school.

TWC map

TWC Hours 

The TWC clinic operates Monday through Friday from 9am - 1pm and 2 - 5pm 
Except on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, when hours are 12 - 5pm.

Forms

Note: New patients are required to complete forms prior to or at their first appointment and update them yearly. Patients under 18 need parent/guardian consent for NON-CONFIDENTIAL services indicated above.   

About Us

The Teen Wellness Center’s mission is:

To ensure that each and every Alexandrian teen succeeds – physically, emotionally, socially, and academically – by collaboratively providing an easily accessible medical clinic at Alexandria High School.

When the clinic opened in September 2010, it was the first clinic for teens located within a school in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

How to Help

Interested in supporting the Teen Wellness Center? The TWC results from the collaboration of many different community groups. These include:

Call 703.746.4799 for more information.



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