Where is the CHC located?
The CHC is located inside the NIH Clinical Center, Building 10, Outpatient Clinic 9 (OP9) on the 9th Floor. Instructions for entry into the NIH are below.
Take the patient entrance located at the intersection of West drive and West Cedar Lane. You will go through a security check. Free parking is available to patients.
Take the Red Line to “Medical Center” station. The main NIH entrance, Gateway Center, is at the top of the metro escalator. Once you pass through security you can take a shuttle labeled “Campus” to Building 10 North Entrance.
What happens during your visit to the CHC?
We offer standard clinical care for rheumatic condition(s) as part of our research study. You will not receive any experimental drugs or treatments. If you are eligible, you may receive:
• Evaluation of your rheumatic condition(s).
• Blood tests.
• Disease monitoring and treatment.
Most patients have blood testing done every 2 to 3 months depending on their condition. This is important to make sure that it is safe to continue taking your prescribed medications.
What if you prefer using a language other than English?
You have the right to receive the services of a medical interpreter in the language of your choice. Staff members of the Community Health Clinic are fluent in Spanish, French, Russian, and Urdu. NIH has professional interpretation services on site.