Best Places To Get Free Check-ups, Immunizations And Vaccinations DC

August 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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When back to school and flu season strike, finding quick, low-cost immunizations is a must, especially for families struggling through this economy. From low-cost clinics to services that’ll just make the whole family smile, these area healthcare providers promise to put struggling patients first every time.

District of Columbia Immunization Program
6323 Georgia Ave. Northwest, Suite 305
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-9317

The Vaccines for Children Program makes vaccines available for free for children who are uninsured or otherwise fit the requirements  through VFC-enrolled doctors. Find the closest VFC provider in the DC area by contacting the DC Immunization program. Other useful DC phone numbers to find about more about free immunizations via Department of Health are Citywide Call Center (202) 727-1000, Area Clinics (202) 567-7130 and DC Dept. of Health (202) 442-5955.

Northwest Nurse Practitioner Associates
3000 Connecticut Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 483-6672

NNPA is a primary care internal medicine nurse practitioner practice, and a certified travel vaccine center.While NNPA in Woodley Park does not offer free vaccinations, it offers low-cost options with responsive and highly rated medical personnel. Parents sometimes have kids and their own parents to worry about. Feel free to bring along mom and dad as NNPA also caters to the geriatric population. Although NNPA is a fee-for-service practice, it accepts Medicare and works with uninsured patients to get them the care they need.

Anacostia Health Center
1328 W. St. Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 610-7160

Unity Health Care, which runs the Anacostia Health Center, and is a non-profit healthcare provider, which offers free and low-cost vaccinations to those who cannot afford it. For those who can pay, a sliding scale is used to determine payment. The scale depends on factors such as the size of family and income. It accepts most insurance providers, including Medicare, DC Alliance and Medicaid as well. The center is three blocks from AnacostiaMetro Station, and parking is limited.

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La Clinica del Pueblo
2831 15th St., Northwest
Washington, DC 20009-4607
(202) 462-4788

This clinic serves primarily Latin immigrants, with a 90-percent uninsured rate, making it the perfect choice for those who do not have insurance and do not speak English. La Clínica welcomes patients of all ages. The Medical Services unit provides pediatric, prenatal, adult and adolescent primary care, as well as reproductive and diabetic healthcare services. Providers here offer diagnosis, immunization and treatment as well as referrals when needed. Traditional Latin American herbal and nutritional remedies have been woven into the delivery of the health care services here. La Clinica offers services regardless of its patients’ ability to afford the service, charging on a sliding scale based on income when applicable. It accepts Medicare, Medicaid and DC Alliance insurance.

Passport Health
1145 19th St., Suite 311
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 561-3600

Passport Health specializes in immunizations and vaccinations. While most of their patients are travelers, this is a good clinic to visit because of its specialization in vaccinations and ability to process patients quickly. Passport Health’s specialists promise each patient’s health to discuss risks, and recommended and required immunizations. It will also discuss precautionary measures for dietary and recreational activities as well as administer and prescribe immunizations and medications.

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During the day, Tanya Gupta is a development finance professional. By night she blogs about the development, technology, academia and her city. Her personal web page is at Her work can be found on

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