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Red Carpet Entry Program

HIV CARE AND TREATMENT ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE!

Welcome to the Red Carpet Entry Program

HIV Care and Treatment is Open to Everyone Even Without Health Insurance!

The DC Department of Health wants all persons newly diagnosed with HIV to visit an HIV specialist right away. Unfortunately, one out of three people newly diagnosed with HIV wait three months or longer to see an HIV specialist. If you learned that you had serious asthma or diabetes, you would not wait three months to see a specialist. Since we do not want you to wait, we and our partners have set up a fast track process to get you through the door to your new HIV specialist. No long wait for a first appointment, no delay in getting your HIV evaluated and cared for right away. You do not have to give up your primary care doctor. Everyone can live a full and healthy life with HIV, but doing so takes learning about your HIV, and knowing that medications are available when you need them.

You deserve to be on the Red Carpet. So, head to the front of the line and get the best HIV medical care available anywhere.

To make your first appointment using Red Carpet Entry, follow these easy steps:

  • Choose a Red Carpet Entry site
  • Call the Red Carpet concierge
  • Go to the appointment
  • When you arrive for the appointment, use the special password
  • Call the concierge! You may be able to get an appointment today!

Red Carpet Entry Sites in the District of Columbia


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List of Red Caret Providers 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation; Blair Underwood Healthcare Center
Red Carpet Concierge
Michael McVicker: (202) 578-2330

2141 K St., NW, Suite 606
Washington, DC  20037
Main number: (202) 293-8680; Ask for “Red Carpet Services”
Red Carpet Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Andromeda Transcultural Health
Red Carpet Concierge
Daeysi Nash
(202)291-4707 ext. 117

1400 Decatur St., NW
Washington, DC 20011
Main number: (202) 291-4707; Ask for “Dr. Care”
Red Carpet Hours: Mon – Fri, Mon – Fri 9 am – 6 pm Sat:  10 am – 4 pm (children only)

Center for Infectious Disease Management and Research (CIDMAR)
Howard University

Red Carpet Concierge
Albert Mitchell: (202) 865-7513

2139 Georgia Ave., NW, Suite 3D
Washington DC, 20060
Main number: (202) 865-7516; Ask for “Red Carpet Services”

Children’s National Medical Center
Red Carpet Concierges
Keith Selden:  (202) 476-2722 (office)
Rashida Carr: (202) 476-4269

111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Main Number: (202) 476-5450; Ask for “linkage to care”
Red Carpet Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Family and Medical Counseling Services
Red Carpet Concierge
Brandon Boody: (202)889-7900 ext.509

2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20020
Main number: (202)889-7900; Ask for “Dr. White”

Red Carpet Hours: Mon – Fri; 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Metro Health
Red Carpet Concierge
Stephen Lerch:  (202) 638-0750 ext . 12

1012 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Main number: (202) 638-0750 Ask for “Dr. White”

Red Carpet Hours: Mon: 8 am – 7 pm; Tue – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm; Wed: 8 am – 7 pm

United Medical Center
Red Carpet Concierge
Daveda Hudson: (202) 574-6299 or (202) 574-6909

1328 Southern Ave, SE, Suite 216
Washington DC 20032
Main Number: (202) 574-6000; Ask for “Red Carpet Services”

Unity Health Care Centers
Walk-in Anytime, all the branches
Red Carpet Concierge: (202) 425-3871; Ask for Dr. White

  • Anacostia Health Center
    Galen Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20020
    Main Number: (202) 610-7160
  • Brentwood Square Health Center
    1201 Brentwood Rd., NE
    Washington, DC 20018
    Main Number: (202) 832-8818
  • Congress Heights Health Center
    3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
    Washington, DC 20032
    Main Number: (202) 279-1800
     
  • East of the River Health Center
    123 45th Street., NE
    Washington, DC 20019
    Main Number: (202) 388-7891
     
  • Good Hope Health Center
    1638 Good Hope Rd., SE
    Washington, DC 20020
    Main Number:(202) 610-7280
  • Hunt Place Health Center
    4130 Hunt Place, NE
    Washington, DC 20019
    Main Number: (202) 388-8160
     
  • Southwest Health Center
    850 Delaware Ave., SW
    Washington, DC 20024
    Main Number: (202) 548-4520
     
  • Stanton Road Health Center
    3240 Stanton Rd., SE
    Washington, DC 20020
    Main Number: (202) 889-3754
     
  • Upper Cardozo health Center
    3020 14th Street., NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    Main Number: (202) 745-4300
     
  • Walker-Jones Health Center
    40 Patterson Street., NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    Main Number: (202) 354-1120

Whitman-Walker Health
Red Carpet Concierge
(202) 797-4439

  • Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center
    1701 14 St., NW
    Washington, DC 20009
     
  • Max Robinson Center
    2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
    Washington, DC 20020
    Main number: (202)745-7000; Ask for “Dr. White”

Walk-in hours: 8 am – 6:30 pm 

Red Carpet Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Red Carpet Entry?
You get an appointment with an HIV care provider at one of the Red Carpet medical providers of your choice within one or two business days! It is that simple. You call and you get the appointment – no hassle or delay.

Who is eligible for Red Carpet Entry?
Red Carpet Entry is open to DC residents who are newly diagnosed with HIV and DC residents who used to be in HIV medical care but stopped going for some time and need to restart. You do not have to have health insurance to get HIV medical care.

How does Red Carpet Entry work?
Choose from one of the several Red Carpet Entry medical providers. Call one of the Red Carpet Concierges and say, “I’m calling for Red Carpet Entry” or “I’m calling for a new patient appointment.” It’s that quick and easy.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?
The following are needed for your appointment. If you have them, please bring:
• Documented HIV test results
• Proof of DC residency
• Proof of income
Please go to your appointment even if you do not have any or all of these items. You still get to see the provider! When you get there, tell them the special password that goes with provider to make sure you get the Red Carpet Service!

How do I get more information about Red Carpet Entry?
This web page has all the basic information you need.  If you want more, you can call the Department of Health at 202-671-4900 and say you are calling about “Red Carpet Entry” or email redcarpet@dc.gov.

Where do I go for Red Carpet Entry?
Please choose from the list of Red Carpet Entry medical providers
 

Service Contact: 
HAHSTA
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-4900
Contact TTY: 
711
Service Location: 

Health, Department of


GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002