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Health and Legal Services


So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E)
60 O Street, NW
Offers healthcare services that include medical, dental and eye clinics, as well as mental health services and a comprehensive addiction treatment program.

Medical Clinic: 202.797.8806, ext. 1042
Walk-ins: Mon–Thurs
8:00-11:00 am & 1:00-3:00 pm
Walk-ins: Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Dental Clinic: 202.797.8806, ext. 1041
Walk-ins: Mon–Fri
8:00-11:00 am & 1:00-3:00 pm

Unity Health Care Clinics
Provides a full range of medical services for the under and uninsured. Visit the website for the nearest location; click on “services.”

Family & Medical Counseling Service
2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Provides medical services including HIV/AIDS/STD testing and support. Visit the website for operating hours.

Whitman Walker Health Services
Offers a variety of medical services including HIV/AIDS/STD testing
and counseling.


Wendt Center for Loss & Healing
Provides counseling services for:

  • Grief and loss
  • Support groups
  • Children’s services
  • Crime victim services

Access Helpline for Mental Health Service Providers
888.793.4357 (24-hour hotline)
Connects you to services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer you to immediate help or ongoing care.

ChAMPS (Children and Adolescents Mobile Psychiatric Services)
202.481.1440 (24-hour hotline)
Emergency response service for children and teens (ages 6-18) who are having a mental health or behavioral health crisis. ChAMPS is free and comes to you.


Washington Legal Clinic For the Homeless
1200 U Street, NW
Provides comprehensive legal services at intake sites throughout D.C.

Legal Aid Society
1331 H Street, NW
Provides free legal assistance to individuals and families who have little or no income.

Rising for Justice
4340 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 214
Helps low-income D.C. residents with legal problems that started in the District of Columbia.

Bread For The City Legal Clinic
Provides advice and representation in the areas of housing, family and public benefits to low-income D.C. residents.

Northwest Center: 202.265.2400
1525 7th Street, NW
Walk-ins: Mon–Thurs, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am-noon

Southeast Center: 202.587.0527
1640 Good Hope Road, SE
Walk-ins: Mon–Thurs, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am-noon