Whitman-Walker Health
Overview
Major Achievements

For over 40 years, Whitman-Walker Health has provided an unwavering and extraordinary commitment to the health needs of Greater Washington's LGBT communities, including those living with HIV. Whitman-Walker was originally founded as an affirming health center for the gay and lesbian community at a time when such spaces were rare. In the early 1980s, Whitman-Walker quickly adapted to become Washington, D.C.'s leading first responder to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, providing pioneering medical care and support services to people who were often shunned by the medical establishment.

Today, Whitman-Walker Health is a community health center staffed by world-class health professionals who deliver an accessible and comprehensive range of services. With two sites in the District of Columbia – one in Northwest on 14th St and one in Anacostia – it serves over 15,000 patients annually and administers about 10,000 free HIV tests. Whitman-Walker Health also provides primary medical care, dental, mental health care, addictions treatment, legal services, and many other support services.

Named a 2014 Top Workplace by The Washington Post, Named 2014 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equity by Human Rights Campaign, Named Best Non-Profit in The Washington Blade's Best of Gay DC (2014).