MedStar Health: Medical Center at Lafayette Centre

1120 20th St., NW
Building 1 North
Washington, DC 20036

Health happens here

Getting medical care from expert specialists has never been easier than a visit to the medical center at Lafayette Centre. We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and we’ve brought together more than 100 physicians to meet your healthcare needs. As part of the MedStar Health Orthopedic and Sports Center, this location offers physical therapy/rehabilitation and sports performance services. (You’ll find the center’s physician offices and MRI center in Building 1 South.)

Our rehabilitation providers can help you restore function, ease pain, and protect and recover from injuries - so you can get back to life, work, and play. Our highly skilled team includes physical and occupational therapists as well as certified hand therapists. We also provide sports performance services in our state-of-the-art facility.

An array of healthcare services within one campus

In addition to our world-class MedStar Health Orthopaedic and Sports Center, you’ll find a wide variety of other healthcare services within our campus.

These include primary care, cardiology and other specialty care, a surgery center, lab services, and more. These are located in Building 2.

Visiting the medical center

We are conveniently located in the “Golden Triangle,” the central business district in downtown Washington, D.C., midway between Dupont Circle and the K-Street corridor. It's minutes from world-class restaurants, walking distance to the Metro and several hotels, and less than a mile to the White House.

Our campus comprises two buildings, which are located between L and M, and 20th and 21st Streets Northwest.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Planning your visit

  • Parking

    Parking for Building 1 North is available at the Lafayette Centre garage.
    1120 20th St., NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    Use the 20th Street parking garage entrance.

    Tips for easier parking:

    • Reserved parking spots for MedStar Health patients are available for up to 3 hours. You will find these onthe A Level if you’ve entered the garage on 20th Street.If those spots are full, there are also general visitor spots available for 3-hour parking.
    • Get a parking validation ticket from your provider’s office to ensure you get the reduced parking rate.
    • Pay at the garage exit or via a pay machine. Pay machines are located on A level. All pay machines accept credit or debit cards only.
  • Driving

    From Northern Virginia

    Take 66 East and take the E Street Exit

    Turn Left onto 20th St. NW

    From South Eastern Maryland

    Take the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy in Greenbelt

    Merge onto US-50 West/New York Ave NE to Rhode Island Avenue NW

    Turn right onto M St NW and turn right onto 20th St. NW

    From Bethesda / Chevy Chase

    Take MD-355 South/Wisconsin Avenue toward Massachusetts Avenue

    Turn right onto 21st St. NW

  • Metro

    Red Line

    Dupont Circle Metro Station (0.17 miles)

    Farragut North Metro Station (0.39 miles)

    Orange, Silver, Blue

    Farragut West Metro Station (0.49 miles)

    Foggy Bottom—GWU (0.30 miles)

  • Mass transit

    • MetroExtra Route (S9)
    • Metrobus Local Route (blue) L1, L2, D2, D6, G2, N2, N4, N3, N6
    • Metrobus Major Route (red) 30N, 30S, 31, 33, 36, 38B, 42, 43,
    • Metrobus Commuter Route (silver) H1
  • Airports

    • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA: 5.5 miles.
    • Washington Dulles International Airport –IAD: 25 miles.
    • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI: 36 miles.
  • Hotels

    Discounted room rates are available for patients and families at these nearby hotels. (Please note that rates do not include tax and are subject to change without notice.)


MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health Lafayette Centre, please call your insurance company.

    • Aetna
      • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
      • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
      • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
      • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
      • Aetna Student Health Insurance
      • Aetna USAccess (POS)
      • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
      • Innovation Health: Indemnity
      • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
      • Innovation Health: POS Plus
      • Innovation Health: PPO
      • Open EPO Plus
      • Open POS II
      • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Carefirst
      • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
      • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
      • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
      • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
      • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
      • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
      • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
      • HealthyBlue PPO
      • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
      • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Cigna Health Care
      • Choice Fund PPO
      • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
      • CIGNA Indemnity
      • CIGNA POS/Network POS
      • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
      • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Coventry Health Network
      • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
      • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
      • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
      • First Health PPO
    • First Health PPO
      • Innovation Health: Indemnity
      • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice
      • MedStar Family Choice-DC Healthy Families
      • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
      • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Select
      • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Tricare
      • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
      • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
      • Tricare Prime
      • Tricare Standard
    • United Healthcare
      • M.D. IPA (HMO)
      • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
      • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
      • OneNet PPO, Inc.
      • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
      • United Healthcare Choice Plus
      • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
      • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
      • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
      • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
      • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
      • United Student Resources

Patient forms

To obtain a copy of your medical records, please download the form below then mail or fax it to:

1133 21 St., NW 6th floor
Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 844-321-5389

General medical records release form