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