DC Behavioral Health

Addresses:
508 Kennedy St. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20011

Phone:  202-836-8641                                                                                                          
Fax:
      
202-223-9632

Hours of Operation:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9AM – 6PM 
Tuesday/Thursday 9AM -9PM (After 5PM by appointment)
Saturday 9AM – 1PM (By appointment only)
After hours on call for enrolled consumers/clients                                                                                    
Program Description:

VOAC's Behavioral Health Clinic offers the following behavioral health programs:

  • Traditional Clinic Based Services for Mental Health (Free Standing Mental Health Services)
  • Community Based Rehabilitation Services for Mental Health (MHRS Core Service Agency)
  • Rehabilitation Day Services for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders
  • Health Home Services for people who have mental health and physical health concerns
  • Supported Employment
  • Peer Support services
  • Substance Use Disorder treatment and community based rehabilitation services
  • Podemos Ir Mas Alla (We Can Go Further) – mental health services for the Latino community

Who We Serve:

  • Adults and Families in the District of Columbia who have a primary mental health and/or substance use disorder diagnosis who need and can benefit from services;
  • Consumer/clients are Medicaid eligible recipients who;
    • May have co-occurring physical health needs;
    • May be homeless;
    • May need assistance to access entitlements and permanent housing;

Facility Description:

508 Kennedy Street is a 8488 square feet facility located on the second floor. It has a dedicated waiting room with reception, and a large conference/training room. There are administrative offices in addition to group programming and individual meeting rooms. It is accessible by bus, and there is on-street parking.

Services Provided:

Mental Health Services:

  • Intake and Diagnostic and Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Community Support
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Case coordination and care management
  • Supported Employment
  • Rehabilitation Day Services
  • Peer Support Services
  • Mental Health Services that are culturally and linguistically competent serving the Latino community
  • Over seventeen (17) evidence based practices demonstrated to produce desired consumer/client outcomes
  • Application assistance for disability and other benefits/entitlements
  • Referrals and assistance accessing other services and supports as needed

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services:

  • Comprehensive, Ongoing and Brief Assessments
  • Treatment and Recovery Planning
  • SUD Counseling
  • Day Program
  • Clinical Care Coordination
  • Case Management
  • Drug Screening
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Support Services
  • Referrals for MAT and other services and supports as needed
  • 12 step and faith based supports
  • Application assistance for disability and other benefits/entitlements

Who Provides the Services?

The DC Behavioral Health Programs are led by independently licensed behavioral health clinicians in the District of Columbia. The 40 staff who deliver services may either be credentialed, non-licensed staff with 3 years of experience or more, or are independently licensed behavioral health clinicians.

Licensed staff include:

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW)
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
Psychiatrists
Psychologists
Certified Addiction Counselors (CACI and CACII) 
Certified and Credentialed Peer Counselors 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
Registered Nurses (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)