For Our Neighbors Fund

Virginia Hospital Center provides world-class healthcare throughout the Northern Virginia region. The For Our Neighbors Fund ensures that access to the same level of care can be provided to everyone in our community. The Fund directly supports four departments in the Hospital and the services they provide for community members in need.

Being good neighbors creates a better community. 

The Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center helps people throughout the cycle of their treatment – from time of their diagnosis to the end of their treatment afterward. We understand that in addition to the physical toll that surgery, radiation and chemotherapy take on the body, there are emotional consequences. Coping with these stresses is an integral part of the healing process and the Cancer Resource Center’s core mission. Focusing on survivorship, the Cancer Resource Center offers a broad range of support services for patients and their families—all of which are free because of support from the For Our Neighbors Fund: Meet some of the amazing people that makes up VHC’s Cancer Care and Survivorship Teams.

Read the latest Cancer Resource Center Newsletter.

At Virginia Hospital Center, the Senior Health Department creates opportunities for individuals to thrive in their older years. Whether you are seeking care at the Hospital or connecting with us in the community, our number one priority is your comfort and well-being. The Department at the Hospital is a place where everyone can find the region’s best senior health  services and programs to help you age safely and independently, as well as stay informed and engaged.

   

The Outpatient Clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare services to patients ages 18 and up who reside in Arlington County and who do not have insurance or whose insurance is Medicaid or Medicare. The Clinic focuses on preventative and wellness care in order ensure a base level of health for everyone in Arlington County. Each visit is a set cost and no patient is turned away because of an inability to pay. The Outpatient Clinic offers:

  • Breast Health

  • General Surgery

  • Gynecology

  • Internal Medicine

  • Obstetrics

  • Orthopedics

Take a virtual tour of the Outpatient Clinic!

In partnership with the Outpatient Clinic, Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics (VHC Pediatrics) serves as a Medical Home to uninsured or underinsured children in Arlington County. VHC Pediatrics offers comprehensive, affordable, quality healthcare in a culturally-sensitive environment to its patients, ranging from birth through 18 years of age. VHC Pediatrics’ patients have family incomes at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level.

Located in a convenient, accessible location in Arlington, VHC Pediatrics features a full-time staff including pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, care coordinators and behavioral health professionals.

VHC Pediatrics offers:
  • Acute Care for Illness and Injury

  • Care Coordination for Special Healthcare Needs

  • Literacy Programs

  • Mental Health Therapy

  • Pharmacy Assistance

  • Preventative and Well-Child Visits

  • And so much more

Watch a patient story.

Make an Impact

VHC is proud to elevate our mission to new heights by providing the highest quality medical care to those most in need through the For Our Neighbors Fund. With your help, we can ensure that every person in our region has access to the healthcare that can set them on the path to overall wellbeing and success. Being good neighbors creates a better community.

A gift of $1,000 could be prescription medications for 20 children who are patients at VHC Pediatrics. Help a neighbor care for their child.

 A gift of $500 is a whole year of a Lifeline subscription for a senior in our region.
Help a neighbor age in place.

A gift of $250 could be the funding for two sessions of yoga for the Cancer Resource Center.
Help a neighbor find peaceful movement during trying times.

A gift of $100 could be a sleep apnea machine for an Outpatient Clinic patient.
Help a neighbor get a good night’s sleep.

Donate today and help your neighbors feel healthy, happy and at home in our community!
 

A testament to our founders’ commitment to ensuring accessible, high-quality medical care for everyone in our community, Virginia Hospital Center provides an average of more than $40 million in community benefit support each year. Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics (VHC Pediatrics) and Outpatient Clinic are just two of the key ways we serve those most in need, and much of VHC Pediatrics and the Clinic’s services are significantly funded through generous donor support.

Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics

Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics first opened its doors in 2001 as a community benefit program of Virginia Hospital Center.  VHC Pediatrics, now recognized as a highest level Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance, provides high quality primary, preventative, and mental healthcare services to more than 3,000 children of low-income and uninsured families living in Arlington County*.

Located in a convenient, accessible location in South Arlington, VHC Pediatrics features a full-time staff including pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, care coordinators, and behavioral health professionals.

Nearly 40% of the VHC Pediatrics annual operating budget is funded through charitable giving. Supporting VHC Pediatrics impacts the health of our community by ensuring children in need have access to culturally-sensitive, affordable, quality healthcare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. The Foundation and VHC Pediatrics recognizes that the effects of poverty are far-reaching and often extend past the need for medical care. Because of this, in additional to financial support, VHC Pediatrics relies on generous in-kind donations to help our patients and their families throughout the year.

The Impact of Your Donation

 

To learn more about in-kind donation needs, contact Rosemarie O’Connor, Donor Relations Associate: roconnor@virginiahospitalcenter.com or 703.717.4499

Outpatient Clinic

The Outpatient Clinic is dedicated to serving the community by providing comprehensive healthcare services to patients ages 18 and up who reside in Arlington County and who do not have insurance or whose insurance is Medicaid or Medicare. The Clinic focuses on preventative and wellness care in order to help patients avoid unnecessary emergency visits or hospital admissions.

Located on Virginia Hospital Center’s Main Campus, patients are seen by hospital-employee physicians and staff, and services include internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, breast health, general surgery, orthopedics, telemedicine, and other safety net services including education and outreach.

Clinic Highlights

  • The Outpatient Clinic provides comprehensive care to nearly 700 adults in need each month
  • The telemedicine program, initially funded by CareFirst, better ensures the health of some of the most vulnerable members of our community by giving people the ability to speak with a doctor or nurse without having to leave work or other responsibilities | Learn More
  • Our partnership with the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation helps fund prenatal care for and transportation for high-risk expectant, low-income, expectant mothers served by the Clinic | Learn More

“Our mission is to serve as a medical home, providing high quality, accessible care to patients in the context of their day-to-day challenges.”

— Michelle Altman, Patient Care Director, Outpatient Clinic

* Low-income and uninsured households are defined as below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and are not covered by private insurance