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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 appointments and assessments.

At IPAC, an adult (age 18 and above) may walk in Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.* (see full information below) and receive a psychiatric assessment by one of our highly experienced staff. Upon assessment, a collaborative plan of care tailored to the individual is recommended. The plan may include a medication prescription with a follow up appointment, and/or a referral to one of our mental health or addiction treatment programs. IPAC serves as an access point for all of Inova Behavioral Health's programs.

Additionally, IPAC offers scheduled assessments for our Inova Fairfax Partial Hospitalization Program and CATS (addiction treatment) Intensive Outpatient Program scheduled through the Central Access Call Center: 703-289-7560.


Walk-in: IPAC office

The IPAC office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

*NOTE: We are closed the first Wednesday of every month from 4 – 8 p.m. (last registration at 3 p.m.)

The IPAC office is for walk-in assistance; no appointment is needed.Individuals should arrive prior to 6:30 p.m. to accomplish the registration process in time.