CSB programs at Woodburn, Jermantown, Democracy, and Park Place are moving to new “Merrifield Center”

The CSB’s new “Merrifield Center,” located at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 – just off Arlington Boulevard at the corner of Willow Oaks and Williams Drive (near Gallows Road). – is scheduled to open for business in January 2015. The new building will include all programs currently offered at the Woodburn Center in Annandale. Many other services for youth and adults will also relocate to the new facility, including the CSB programs currently located on Democracy Lane (Fairfax), Jermantown Road (Fairfax) and Park Place (Falls Church).

The new location is one-fourth mile west of Inova Fairfax Hospital with ample parking and convenient access by public bus transportation.

The CSB’s 24/7 emergency services, mobile crisis team, crisis stabilization, and entry/referral/assessment services will move to the building. Outpatient services and supports, intensive case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community-based supports for individuals with intellectual disability, and wellness and health promotion services will be provided at Merrifield. The center will also have peer support services, a primary health care clinic, a pharmacy, and other services to promote and sustain recovery.

Also moving to Merrifield are the Teen Alternative Program, which is now in Reston, and the ADAPT program, now at the Fairfax County Government Center.

CSB service recipients provided input into the building design, which is intended to promote wellness, recovery and health management in a secured yet welcoming environment. The co-location and integration of various services enables us to better serve individuals who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

The centrally located facility will offer community-based services and supports to prevent crises and help people with behavioral health challenges integrate successfully into the community. The building itself is designed to integrate successfully and beautifully with its physical surroundings

This project has been part of the county’s capital building plan for years. It is made possible through bond funding, a land exchange with Inova Fairfax Hospital, and lease savings as CSB programs move out of leased facilities into the new county-owned building.

Posted by Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, www.sheriabrams.com