Information about Unity
Unity Healthcare has 9 different health centers across the district in addition to clinics co-located with various homeless shelters in the area and services at the Department of Corrections. They see all patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
Established Unity patients can typically get a follow up appointment within one week of an ED visit or hospital discharge, but the information below can be used to set up appointments for both new and established patients.
Setting up Appointments (new or existing patients)
Patient scheduling line: 202-469-4699
This is the number for patients to use to set up an appointment for ALL Unity Health Center locations
To schedule an appointment for a patient:
(202) 469-4676. Please note that this is a physician back-line and should NOT be shared with patients. You may also email PSC@unityhealthcare.org (protected email server)
Speaking with a Provider
On-call provider numbers: 202-698-0437
This number can be used to speak to an on-call provider or leave a message regarding specific follow up information for patients (i.e. reason for follow up, timeframe to follow up in, etc).
The ED visit summary (aka, your complete powernote) is automatically faxed to Unity Clinics and scanned into their records for their PMD to view. Cerner automatically faxes the summary after the note had been signed by the attending.
Unity Healthcare also staffs the Infirmary at the DC Jail.
You can call 202-425-3814 to speak with a provier.
Bread for the City
Bread for the City provides a variety of services to DC residents who are living with low income, including:
Health Care "Dr. Randi"
Bread for the city has primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health clinics that serve patients regardless of their ability to pay. For new appointments:
Bread for the City Clinic
1525 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
DC residents who have incomes at 200% or less of the federal poverty line are eligible for monthly food supplementation from bread from the city. Details on eligibility can be found here.
The food pantry locations are colocated with the clinic above and the clothing distribution center below.
The northwest location is open
M-Th 8:30am - 5pm
F 8am - 12pm
The southeast location is open
M-Th 9am - 5pm
F 9am - 12pm
Bread for the city accepts clothing donations and distributes clothing through a distribution center that is open
Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm
1640 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
Clients can visit once per week to see what is available.