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Adult Centers

Assessment and Referral Center (ARC)

Address: 75 P Street NE , Washington, DC 20002
Look for the blue awning at the intersection of P Street and Florida Avenue
Phone Number: (202) 727-8473
Hours: M-F, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
For same day service, arrive before 3:30 PM

Adults can find assistance through the Assessment and Referral Center (ARC).

ARC provides:

  • Same day assessment and referral
  • Detoxification, medication assisted treatment, individual and group counseling, recovery activities, residential treatment

To access services:

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You must be a DC resident
  • You must bring a photo ID

(PLEASE NOTE: Youth clients should not report to The ARC for treatment services. They should contact a youth treatment provider directly.)

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DBH Access Helpline

Phone Number: 1-888-793-4357
Hours: 24/7

DBH’s access line provides you with 24/7 access to:

  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Emergency psychiatric care
  • Help with problem solving
  • Help determining whether or not to seek ongoing mental health services or other types of service
  • Information about what services are available