District of Columbia Social Services for Health

Find District of Columbia District of Columbia social services and programs related to health care. Social services for health are provided by Health Departments, Mental Health Departments and Victims Assistance Offices.


A Health Department is a government agency at the state, county, or local level charged with protecting public health. Health Departments may offer a range of social services, including educational programming on public health concerns like food borne illnesses, immunization, and infectious diseases. Many also offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations. Some Health Departments offer support services to families affected by environmental health problems such as lead poisoning or unclean water supplies.

Columbia Health Department 825 North Capitol Street Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-671-5000

Washington Health Department 899 North Capitol Street Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-442-5955


A Mental Health Department is a government agency at the state, county, or local level that provides social services to people with mental health and substance abuse issues. Mental Health Departments offer a range of services, including housing assistance, employment programs, and services for people with developmental disabilities. Mental Health Departments may also offer substance abuse treatment services and counseling services for individuals, groups, and families. Many also offer programs to help people with behavioral health issues to avoid jail and hospital visits.

District of Columbia Mental Health Department 35 K Street Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-442-4202

Northeast Washington DC Mental Health Department 300 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-724-4377

Washington DC - Mental Health Department 1905 E Street Southeast Washington DC 20003 202-673-9303

Washington DC Mental Health Department 64 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-673-7440

Washington DC-Mental Health Department 33 N Street Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-724-3907


A Victims Assistance Center is a government agency at the state, county, or local level that provides support and assistance to the victims of crimes. In many locations, the Victims Assistance Office is run by the local Prosecutor’s Office. Victims Assistance Offices provide a range of support services to the victims of crimes, including crisis intervention services, support groups, mental health services, and medical advocacy. Victims Assistance Offices can also assist the victims of crimes with obtaining compensation.

DC Office of Victims Assistance 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20004 202-727-6239

District of Columbia Victims Assistance 515 5th Street Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-637-9204

Washington DC Victims Assistance 1776 K Street Northwest Washington DC 20006 202-822-0188

Washington District of Columbia Victims Assistance 2000 M Street Northwest Washington DC 20036 202-467-8700