Services & Programs

Service Area

Chinese Language Telephone Helpline

  • Helpline Numbers: 240-658-9228; 571-668-5836.
  • Available in both Mandarin and Cantonese in voice, and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese in text messaging; It operates seven days a week from 9 AM to 9 PM (voice messages or text messages can be left outside of these hours).
  • Providing assistance to local Chinese residents, in particular to those who have limited English proficiency.
  • Aid to be provided includes general support, transportation and delivery assistance, and information for: health resources, healthcare providers, health insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, COVID vaccinations and tests, flu vaccinations, mental health counselors, etc.

Senior Wellness

  • Regularly hosting educational workshops on senior wellness delivered by professionals. These professionals include family doctors, medical specialists, and others. The topics cover basic knowledge of common geriatric diseases, medication management, mental health for seniors, public health resources for the elderly, health insurance plans in particular Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
  • Assisting seniors in accessing public health services and government welfare resources.
  • Providing free health screenings and flu vaccinations to low-income and uninsured seniors.
  • “Happy Seniors”, a specially designed service program for socially isolated community members, consisting of health education and social support group activities.
  • Outreach and education on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia.
  • COVID-19 prevention and vaccine information.

Mental Health Services

  • Regularly organizing education workshops on youth mental and behavioral health to parents in local Chinese community since 2020. The workshops were led by licensed mental health professionals including psychists, psychologists, counselors, and therapists, etc. The workshops aim to educate parents about basic knowledge and awareness of youth mental Health and behavioral health issues, recognition of common problems, intervention methods, communication skills with children and adolescents, and how to seek help and access public service resources, etc.
  • Regularly organizing Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, a nationwide mental health public education training program in the US, for parents in the local community.

Free Health Screenings & Flu Vaccinations for Low-Income Uninsured Individuals

  • Annual free health screenings to low-income uninsured community residents and community health fairs in the local area (Fairfax County, Montgomery County, and Howard County) that are usually held between September and October. The services provided include free blood tests, medical consultations, and free flu vaccinations. The blood tests include: CBC – hemoglobin, white blood cell, and platelet counts; CMP – metabolic functions, including liver function, kidney function, and blood sugar; Lipid Panel – lipids, including cholesterol levels and triglycerides; Hepatitis B – hepatitis B antigen and antibody testing.
  • Announcements for the free health screenings and community health fairs are typically made through local Chinese media, WeChat groups, and the CACHS website. Participants need to register in advance, obtain blood test lab slips, have their blood drawn at a laboratory, and then come to the health fairs for other examinations, flu vaccinations, and medical consultations.
  • Community residents interested in receiving this charitable service can stay updated on health screenings and health fairs announcements or proactively call our hotline for more information.

COVID-19 testing, vaccine administration, and prevention information

  • COVID-19 Testing Information and Resources
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources
  • COVID-19 Prevention and Control Guidelines

Current Programs

2023 Annual Free Health Screenings to Low-income and Uninsured Community Residents & Community Health Fairs

  • Registration for health screening
  • Dates and locations of the Health Fairs:

    In Fairfax County:
    October 14, 2023, Saturday, 11am – 4pm,
    Providence Community Center
    3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031

    In Montgomery County:
    October 29, 2023, Sunday, 2pm – 5pm
    WorldShine Adult Medical Day Care Center
    20420 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Education of Youth Mental and Behavioral Health for Chinese American Parents in Fairfax County, funded by a local charity foundation.

  • A 5-session virtual workshop series (a link for more info)
  • Registration (link)
  • To inquire, please contact 571-668-5836 or 240-658-9228

Montgomery County Senior CHAT(Community Health And Technology) Project-tablet project, a collaborative project with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

  • 54 Samsun Galaxy Tablets have been distributed to low-income Chinese American seniors residing in Montgomery County by CACHS.
  • The two-year program is being support by a group of CACHS volunteers by assisting the seniors in utilizing the electronic devices for health and social promotion activities.

Linguistically and culturally appropriate services regarding health, social support, and senior wellness for the Chinese American community of Montgomery County, funded by AAHI FY24 Healthy Communities Fund.

Past Fundings & Programs

Project Name: Health and Social Support Services to the Chinese American Residents of Montgomery County
Funding Source: FY23 AAHI Health Community Fund
Funding Amount: $44,990
Grant Period: November 2022 – June 2023

Project Name: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) Outreach and Education
Funding Source: A subcontract of Maryland Department of Health Grant through Asian American Center for Frederick
Funding Amount: $15,000
Grant Period: January 2023 – June 2023

Project Name: COVID-19 Outreach and Education, and Mental Health Services in Chinese Community of Montgomery County
Funding Source: AAHI COVID-19 Relief Fund
Funding Amount: $37,800
Grant Period: November 2021 – June 2022

Project Name: COVID-19 Outreach and Education
Funding Source: A subgrant of HRSA COVID-19 Relief Community Grant through the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC Funding
Funding Amount: $20,000
Grant Period: June 2021 – November 2021

Project Name: Teen Mental Health Awareness in Chinese Community of Montgomery County
Funding Source: Task order of Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI)
Funding Amount: $5,000
Grant Period: September 2021 – December 2021

Project Name: Educational and promotional activities on the 2020 Census
Funding Source: A subgrant of the 2020 Census through National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Funding Amount: $2,500
Grant Period: January 2020 – March 2020