The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies health care facilities for compliance with state and federal health and safety standards. Facilities include nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, dialysis centers, ambulatory surgical centers, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities, and laboratories. The Health Care Facilities Division and Intermediate Care Facilities Division conduct regular on-site surveys to ensure health, safety, sanitation, fire, and quality of care requirements. HCFD identifies deficiencies that may affect state licensure or eligibility for federal reimbursements under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
For more information, due to COVID-19, please contact the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration via our Call Center at 1 (877) 672-2174.
For further information on nursing homes, visit the Medicare website and search by keyword "Nursing Homes."
- Intermediate Care Facilities Division (Group Homes, Community Residence Facilities, Assisted Living Residencies, Child Placing Agencies, Home Care Agencies)
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- Ambulatory Care Centers (ACC) and former Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) Clinics
- Maternity Centers
- Nursing Homes
- Nurse Staffing Agencies
- Enforcement Actions
- File a Complaint
- Health Care Facility Directories