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Department of Health (DOH)

About: The Mission of the Department of Health is to promote and protect the health, safety and quality of life of residents, visitors and those doing business in the District of Columbia.

Address:  899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Office Hours: Monday-Friday;  9am – 5:30pm
Metro: Metro Center (Red), Gallery Place (Green, Yellow)

General Phone:   (202) 442-5955.; General


LaQuandrea Nesbitt,  DOH Directors,

Dr. Djinge Lindsay, Deputy Director of Programs and Policy at or 202-442-5878.

DOH -- HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD & TB Administration 

Mission: The HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA) is the core District government agency to prevent HIV/AIDS, STDs, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis, reduce transmission of the diseases and provide care and treatment to persons with the diseases. HAHSTA partners with health and community-based organizations to offer testing and counseling, prevention education and intervention, free condoms, medical support, free medication and insurance, housing, nutrition, personal care, emergency services, and direct services at its STD and TB Clinics and more for residents of the District and the metropolitan region.


Michael Kharfen, Senior Deputy Director, 202.671.4843,

Veronica Urquilla, MSW, STD Education and Outreach Manager,, 202.727.9858

Andrea M. Thomas, MPH, CHES, Public Health Analyst, 202.671.4995,

DOH – Community Health Administration

Mission: The goal of the Community Health Administration is to improve health outcomes for targeted populations by promoting coordination within the health care system, by enhancing access to prevention, medical care and support services, and by fostering public participation in the design and implementation of programs for District of Columbia women, infants, children (including children with special health care needs) and other family members.


Torey Mack, MD, Bureau Chief Child Adolescent & School Health, Community Health Administration

DC Department of Health, (202) 442-9338,

Charlissa Quick, MSA, RN, School Health Division Chief, Community Health Administration, District, 

(202)442-9123 (office),

Kristal Dail, MPH , Nutrition Program Specialist,

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