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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Inova Behavioral Health Access Services

By Phone: Inova Central Access Call Center

Are you, a friend or family member seeking mental health or addiction treatment services or medication assistance? Contact the Inova Behavioral Health Services Central Access Call Center.

Call us at 703-289-7560.

Program Assessment Services

If you, a family member or friend are seeking admission to one of the many Inova Behavioral Health Services Outpatient programs, including the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) Day Treatment Program, the Intensive Outpatient program and Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) Intensive Outpatient Program, each for adults, you can call the Inova Central Access Call Center at 703-289-7560 to schedule an assessment appointment. These assessments are conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you are interested in the child and adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), please call the Inova Kellar Center which serves children and adolescents at 703-218-8500.

About Inova Psychiatric Assessment Center (IPAC)

IPAC provides a unique and valuable resource to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metro area by offering urgent psychiatric walk-in evaluations.

Adults, 18 years or older, in need of an urgent psychiatric assessment can walk into our IPAC office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (see detailed information below).

While at IPAC, a patient will be seen by a triage team member and then one of our licensed clinicians, for example a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Psychiatrist, who will assess and make treatment recommendations. The treatment recommendations may include medication, individual therapy, a referral to one of our many behavioral health programs or hospitalization for stabilization.

Walk-In: IPAC Office

The IPAC office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The IPAC office is closed for all major holidays. We also close early at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month, with the last registration accepted at 2 p.m.

The IPAC office is for urgent, walk-in, psychiatric assessments; no appointment is needed. Due to the high volume of patients, individuals who arrive after 3 p.m. are strongly encouraged to call ahead to determine wait times and availability for that day. We make every effort to see all walk-in patients that come to the IPAC, however, there are limitations to the number of patients we can see per day and wait times can vary based on demand and severity of symptoms.

Please bring your ID, insurance card and a list of current medications. Payment is due at the time of service.


  • IPAC Providers do NOT prescribe controlled substances such as stimulants (e.g., Adderall and Ritalin), benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax and Ativan), or opiates (e.g., Percocet, OxyContin).
  • We do not participate with Kaiser Insurance.
  • We recommend that you check your benefits coverage with your insurance company prior to coming to our facility. Payments are due at the time of service.
  • Due to the nature of our services and the varying wait times, we strongly encourage you to make child care arrangements prior to coming.
  • We are closed the first Wednesday of every month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (last registration at 2 p.m.).

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