Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens First Center in South Alexandria

The new location provides affordable, convenient care in Fairfax Co., seven days a week

ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 1, 2024) – Residents of South Alexandria and surrounding areas now have greater access to urgent care that’s also seamlessly connected to Inova’s robust health system.

A new Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care opened today, bringing affordable, convenient care to people who live, work and play in and around Alexandria. The new South Alex center is located at 6218-B North Kings Hwy, in the South Alex mixed-use development facing Richmond Highway and North Kings Highway, near Aldi. The new center features an award-winning center design. Bold colors, warm wood accents and an open floor plan foster a comfortable patient experience.

“Communities and families benefit from easy access to high-quality care, when and where they need it,” said Meredith Porter, MD, medical director of Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care. “Opening a center in the new mixed-use development means the community can conveniently receive care where they live, work and shop. We are so excited to join the community and connect residents to Inova’s health network.”

Why connected urgent care matters

The South Alex center treats common health concerns for adults and children six months and older, including COVID-19, flu, fever, asthma, allergies, minor cuts, burns, pink eye, urinary tract infections, fractures, sprains, strains and more. The centers are open 365 days a year, including holidays. The South Alex center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on weekends.

Inova-GoHealth centers deliver quality on-demand care by Inova providers at convenient locations throughout Northern Virginia. When a patient requires further care, Inova-GoHealth is a direct connection to Inova’s robust network of care, which regularly earns national recognition for excellence in quality and safety, research and innovation.

The South Alex center is the 16th Inova-GoHealth center in Northern Virginia joining a network of seven relaunched centers in Centreville, Chantilly, North Arlington, Tysons, Reston, Vienna and West Springfield, and recent new openings in Leesburg, Lorton, Ashburn, Lake Ridge, Fairfax, and Falls Church. Two more centers are scheduled to open later this month in Herndon and McLean.

A convenient and comfortable healthcare environment

Inova-GoHealth’s new centers, like South Alex, are conveniently located and feature a state-of-the-art, award-winning design with wood accents, curved surfaces and customer-friendly technology for a comfortable patient experience. The warm color palette and lighting help ensure patients feel a sense of ease and healing at every stage of their visit.

GoHealth Urgent Care was the first healthcare provider to win the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) U.S. Design and Development Award. The honor recognizes the premier design and development trends of retail projects, new developments, renovation and expansion projects, and retail store design within the U.S.

Patients can walk into any Inova-GoHealth center or use Inova-GoHealth’s online “save-a-spot” tool, which allows patients to save time by securing their spot in line, checking in and completing registration before arriving. For details about all Inova-GoHealth locations, visit