Poor health is both a cause and consequence of poverty, and too often children from underprivileged families face a lifetime of health risks. VHC Pediatrics fights the trend as the primary provider of comprehensive medical care for children in Arlington County who are uninsured, or whose families live at or below 200% of the poverty level. Preventative care is the focus, but patients with special health conditions also find their "medical home” at VHC Pediatrics. When challenges arise — illiteracy, language barriers, transportation costs — parents receive tailored support. Partnerships with numerous agencies and public health programs help to meet each child’s needs without duplicating already-existing services. In 2022, VHC Pediatrics conducted 17,478 clinical visits, provided mental health services to 503 patients, and administered 12,827 vaccinations — serving 4,593 children. Good health is a gift every child should have.

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; 1701 N George Mason Drive

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

  • Mental health services provided in 2018 for children and youth:   657
  • Coordinated care in 2018 for children with special healthcare needs, including appointments with specialists, communication with schools and provision of prescription medication:   354
  • Enrolled children in Medicaid and FAMIS benefits in 2018:   374
  • Vaccines administered in 2018:   9,389
  • Clinical visits, including acute care and well child visits:   14,596

Awards & Recognition

Arlington Pediatric Center received the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home designation (the highest level of distinction) for placing patients and their families at the forefront of care.


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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for VHC Pediatrics (formerly Arlington Pediatric Center) is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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