Inova Cares Clinic for Children opens in Manassas

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia supports with child-friendly accommodations

(L-R) Karen Berube, Senior Vice President, Inova, Community Health and Health Equity; Pamela Andrews, Executive Director, UnitedHealthcare; Margaret-Anne Fernandez, MD, Pediatrician at Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC); Raisa Saab, MD, Pediatrician at ICCC; Janine Woldt, COO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia; Cecilia Ortega-Shew, Executive Director, Inova Community Health; Tameeka Smith, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia

Fairfax, VA — Inova today celebrated the addition of an Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC) in Manassas, Virginia, to its existing Inova Cares Clinic for Families, offering both family and comprehensive pediatric services for children on Medicaid or without insurance in Prince William County.

“Regular appointments with the same healthcare team, providing consistency in treatment and a high level of preventative care provide significant benefits for children and their families, but all too often this seems out of reach for the underinsured or uninsured,” observed Karen Berube, Chief, Community Health and Health Equity, and SVP, Inova Health System. “In alignment with our mission to provide care to every child in our community, we are dedicated to making sure all children and their families have access to a high-quality, supportive medical home that provides comprehensive services ranging from sick visits and sports physicals to immunizations and nutritional counseling.”

Recognizing Inova’s commitment to improve the health of the diverse community served, UnitedHealthcare® Community Plan of Virginia joined Inova in providing child-friendly accommodations and instructional material supporting the ICCC-Manassas outreach. The space is designed to encourage connections and foster conversations on the health of children between parents, caregivers and providers. The space includes resources for children from birth to five years old, such as books, wall murals and activities about resiliency and building confidence.

“We are proud to collaborate with Inova as they launch an additional clinic for children,” said Tameeka Smith, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia. “At UnitedHealthcare, we recognize how important it is for parents and caregivers to have access to health and wellness resources and services to help their children live healthier lives.”

For more information about Inova Cares Clinics for Families and Children, visit


About Inova

We are Inova, Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. With expertise and compassion, we partner with our patients to help them stay healthy. We treat illness, heal injury and look at a patient’s whole health to help them flourish.​ Through our expansive network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers and outpatient services, Inova care for more than one million patients annually, delivering the best clinical care and a seamless experience. Consistently ranked and recognized as a national healthcare leader in safety, quality and patient experience, Inova’s world-class care is made possible by the strength and breadth of our network, our 22,000 team members, our technology and our innovation. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provides high-quality healthcare to every person in every community we are privileged to serve – regardless of ability to pay – every day of their life. More information about Inova can be found at

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