At Whitman-Walker, we want to help keep everyone in the community healthy. Our team is working day and night to meet the growing need of COVID-19 testing and care. If you have questions about resources and services at Whitman-Walker during COVID-19, we are just one call away. Call our COVID-19 hotline at 202-797-4439. Get the most up-to-date information on coronavirus from DC Health at and from the CDC at

Experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19? Our health centers at Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, and near Logan Circle, at 1525 14th Street NW, are providing COVID-19 testing to folks who are experiencing symptoms. You do not need to be a patient with Whitman-Walker to access COVID-19 testing. However, we will need to register you as a patient to proceed with testing.

Need to get tested for COVID-19? Call us first. It is important that you call Whitman-Walker at 202-745-7000 and share information about your symptoms before visiting any of our locations for COVID-19 testing. Calling ahead allows our team to evaluate your symptoms and to plan for the safest testing experience to keep you and our care providers as healthy as possible. If you have to walk-in and cannot call ahead of time, we will not turn you away, but we may ask you to come back later when an appointment is available.

What changes has Whitman-Walker made during COVID-19? At Whitman-Walker, we have transitioned our in-person care services to telehealth – providing care to people in their homes through video and audio communication. We are only conducting emergency dental visits. Our Whitman-Walker health centers at 1525 14th Street NW and Max Robinson Center at 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE remain open for COVID-19 testing with reduced hours. Our pharmacies at 1525 14th Street NW and at 2303 Martin Luther King Jr. SE are open with reduced hours and they are offering free delivery for prescriptions. We have closed the lobbies at both pharmacy locations to help keep you and our team healthy. If delivery is not an option for you, call our team directly at 866-724-1805.

Get Connected to Whitman-Walker Telehealth Services:
Emergency PEP Services – 202-797-4439
PrEP Clinic – 202-939-7690
Newly Diagnosed with HIV – 202-797-4437
Entering HIV Care for the First Time – 202-797-4437
GMHW Sexual Health Clinic – 202-745-6175
Medical Care – 202-745-7000
Behavioral Health (Therapy & Psychiatry) – 202-939-7623
Legal Services – 202-939-7630
Research – 202-207-2510
Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation – 202-745-6151
Care Navigation – 202-745-7000
Gender Affirming Care Navigation – 202-797-4457
Youth Care Navigation – 202-207-2360
Peer Support – 202-939-7646
Nutrition – 202-745-7000

All other Whitman-Walker locations including Whitman-Walker Youth Services at 651 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Whitman-Walker at LIZ at 1377 R Street, NW, Suite 200; and The Corner at Whitman-Walker at 1701 14th Street NW are closed until further notice. Visit for the latest information on our services.

Stay healthy and connect to resources. If you have questions about resources, call our team at 202-797-4439. You can also follow @whitmanwalker on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on weekly Instagram Lives with our Whitman-Walker community health team. Keep up with Whitman-Walker Youth Services and updates on weekly Instagram Lives by following @realtalkdc on Facebook and Twitter, and at @realtalkdc_ on Instagram.

Consider the following list of resources to help keep yourself, your loved ones and the community healthy! We appreciate your help in this work. Here are a few additional resources to support you and your loved ones in these efforts!

Local Resources in the DC, Maryland and Virginia Region:
Sex and COVID-19:
COVID-19 Resources for Gender Expansive Communities:
COVID-19 Resources App Download:
Manage Your Cough at Home:
About the Coronavirus:
Prevent the Spread of Germs:
Germ Prevention Graphics – English, Spanish, Amharic:

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