1310 Southern Avenue, SE • Washington DC 20032 • (202) 574-6000 
The Care Center is our outpatient infectious diseases which provides diagnostic and clinical services for infections and infectious diseases. The Care Center is located in the medical office building adjacent to our emergency department.

The Care Center initially opened in 2011 to provide treatment services for people diagnosed with hepatitis and HIV but now also offers care and treatment and for skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis and other infections. Our Care Center has developed a national reputation for its patient navigation services and the sophisticated and compassionate holistic treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. The center offers clinical and social support services that include health education, psychological counseling, patient navigation and referral services, support groups and medical case management. These efforts have resulted in national visibility for the hospital including featuring the work of the Care Center and its medical director, Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD in the 2012 International AIDS Society conference held here in Washington, D.C. Dr. Fitzpatrick has also been featured in a PBS documentary “Endgame: AIDS in Black America” and the work of the center has been highlighted in news articles via several media outlets including, New York times, Washington Post and the UK Guardian. In 2013, as a result of the Care Center collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Greater than AIDS campaign, renowned R&B pop artist, Alicia Keys visited UMC as part of her Empowered campaign to meet and hear from women living with HIV. The Care Center also has successfully acquired grant funding and its clinical care and research activities are partially supported by Gilead Sciences, Inc., DC Department of Health and the National Institutes of Health.