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Barnard Medical Center

Welcome to Barnard Medical Center

The Barnard Medical Center is now open for in-office appointments. Although we will continue to emphasize telehealth online appointments for visits, in-office appointments will be available on a limited basis for routine physicals, preoperative physicals, and other types of nonurgent visits. There will be only one clinician in the office each day, so please note that appointment availability may be limited. Labs will not be drawn in the office at this time. All new patient appointments will continue to be scheduled exclusively through telemedicine, followed by annual exams at the medical center. 

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, in accordance with guidelines from the D.C. government and the CDC, the following measures will be implemented. 

  1. We will perform telephone screening for COVID-19 symptoms 24-48 hours prior to your appointment. If any symptom suggests a coronavirus infection, your appointment will be rescheduled as a telehealth visit or you will be referred for further evaluation.
  2. You are required to wear a mask during your time in the office. We ask that you bring a mask from home. A fabric mask is acceptable.
  3. We will perform temperature screening with a contactless thermometer upon arrival at the office. This will take place outside the entrance to the Barnard Medical Center before you enter the office. If you have a fever, your appointment will be rescheduled as a telehealth visit or you will be referred for further evaluation.
  4. Appointment times will be staggered to limit the number of patients in the office. In addition, after screening, you will be taken directly to the exam room to avoid having patients in the waiting room. It is very important that you arrive on time for your appointment, so other patients don’t have to wait in their cars or in the hallway.
  5. The waiting area is not open for family members or guests at this time. For example, if someone drives you to your appointment, we ask that they stay in the car until your appointment is over.
  6. Barnard Medical Center staff will wear masks at all times and utilize other personal protective equipment when appropriate.
  7. We have installed plexiglass shields at the front desk.
  8. We will be deep cleaning the exam rooms after each visit.

Please note that these measures may change as guidelines from the D.C. government and CDC are updated. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions or concerns, please call us at 202-527-7500.

Complete Care for a Healthier You

The Barnard Medical Center combines medical care with the latest advances in prevention and nutrition to help create a health care plan designed just for you—with all the resources you need.

Whether you want a wellness check-up, have a minor medical problem, or need to address something more serious, we are here to help. If you need to treat and reverse diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions, we will help you revolutionize your health.

Our team of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered dietitians provide state-of-the-art medical care. And if you need help improving your eating habits and lifestyle, we will give you the tools you need.

The Barnard Medical Center was established by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, conducts clinical research studies, and promotes higher standards in research.

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