Dental, Vision and Hearing Aid Program

Information about applying for assistance in obtaining dental care, eyeglasses or hearing aids.

Page updated on Jun 17, 2021 at 12:56 PM

Program Flyer

View and print a flyer about the Dental, Vision and Hearing Aid Program.  English | Spanish | Amharic | Arabic 

Dental Services

DCHS accepts applications from City of Alexandria residents who need dental care and do not have health or dental insurance coverage.  Eligible individuals will obtain an intake appointment with the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic located in Fairfax. The Dental Services Program will cover the cost of the first visit to the clinic; however, all clients are required to pay $50.00 at the first visit to cover the cost of the next follow-up visit. Clients pay $50.00 (cash or money order only) per office visit for all ongoing follow-up visits. 

PLEASE NOTE-  Patients of the Alexandria Health Department or clients of the Alexandria Community Services Board (CSB) should apply through their contact at the AHD or CSB.


Glasses Services

This program assists city residents who need eyeglasses. Before applying for assistance, all individuals must have an eye exam and submit the prescription for eyeglasses with the application. 


Hearing Aid Services

This program assists city residents who need assistive hearing devices. Before a referral is made for a hearing aid, a hearing test is required along with a prescription for the hearing device which must be submitted with the application.


Eligibility Requirements

Requirements to participate in the Dental, Vision and Hearing Aid Program:

- Be a resident of the City of Alexandria
- Meet income and resource guidelines for low-income households (50% of Virginia median income guidelines)
- Provide additional documentation as requested
- Provide proof of residency – lease, utility bill or other bill with name and address
- Provide proof of income – pay stubs, award letter, bank statement, self-employment record, tax return or employer letter
- Provide proof of resources – bank statements or a statement letter

Note:  Immigration status is not requested for these programs.

How to Apply

Apply online in English, Amharic, Farsi or Spanish, call DCHS Customer Relations at 703.746.5700 or walk-in to the DCHS office located at 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For questions, call 703.746.5700 and a Human Services Associate will assist with accessing the programs.

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