Medical Clinics

Formerly of the Spanish Catholic Center

Our medical clinics provide primary care and acute care to adults and children, as well as health education and the treatment of some chronic diseases. Our focus specifically is to help uninsured Latinos get access to health care while developing bonds of trust in the community through the competent, comprehensive and culturally appropriate care. We serve people of all ages and work primarily with low-income families who do not have health insurance or are covered with Medstar and Amerihealth, in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Services

General Medical Services: We welcome people of all ages who are low-income and uninsured, or covered by Medstar and Amerihealth, and provide low-cost, patient-centered primary care services and specialty services on-site, including minor surgery, Gynecology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Acupuncture and referrals to other specialty services including Physical Therapy.

Additional Programs to Enhance Health Care

Chronic Care Initiative: Continuum of care for patients with diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease, from early diagnosis.  Regular follow-up with a medical provider and support provided by individualized or group education sessions available. Medical supplies also available in some cases.

Diabetes Focus Groups: Individualized or group education sessions to reinforce and provide support in lifestyle changes that are essential for adequate management and prevention of complications related to diabetes

Pasos Saludables (Healthy Steps): Group education sessions to reinforce and provide support in lifestyle changes that are essential for adequate management and prevention of complications related to diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease (Esp. Nutrition, Physical Activity, Stress, Tobacco Use).

Medication Assistance Program: Assistance in obtaining free/low cost medications for all patients through a variety of programs.

¡Celebremos la Vida!: Cancer Prevention program, including on-site screening mammogram, pap smear, required follow-up and health education about breast and cervical cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Education: Health education program and take-home testing for Colorectal Cancer.

Counseling: Psychological support for patients to address stress, coping skills, PTSD and depression.

Diabetic Eye Exam: Diabetic patients receive retinal eye exams pro bono through Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart and an onsite ophthalmologist for a small fee.

Partnerships

The work of Catholic Charities' Medical Clinics is greatly enhanced thanks to many community partners, including local and regional government agencies:

Community Health Administration - District of Columbia Department of Health, www.doh.dc.gov
Chronic Care Initiative, Pasos Saludables (Healthy Steps) Program, Wellness Promotion Program

District of Columbia Primary care Association, www.dcpca.org
Medical Homes

Montgomery County Primary Care Coalition, www.primarycarecoalition.org, www.ihi.org

CareFirst, www.Carefirst.com, CareFirst Community
Health Quality Improvement Project and Electronic Health Records Implementation Project

DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (OLA), www.ola.dc.gov
Healthcare Offered More Evenings (HOME) Project

Contact Us

Washington, DC, Location

1618 Monroe St., NW (map here)
Washington, DC 20010

(202) 939-2400 | (202) 234-1642 (fax)
Appointments: (202) 939-2400
Appointment Cancellations:
(202) 939-2400, ext. 910

Hours

Monday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday  8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday  8:30 am - 5 pm

Montgomery County, MD Location

12247 Georgia Ave. (map here)
Silver Spring, MD 20902

(301) 434-8985 | (301) 434-8067 (fax)
Appointments: (301) 434-8985
Appointments Cancellation: (301) 434-8985, ext. 950

Hours

Monday  8:30 am - 8 pm
Tuesday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday  8:30 am - 5 pm

Get Involved In Our Work!

Donate: We are a leader in Washington, DC, in providing preventive and long-term health care services to the Latino and immigrant community. The work is intensive and costly. Please give directly to the Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinics.

Volunteer: Simply put, we cannot meet the needs of our community without volunteer support. No matter your skill set or availability, we have opportunities to get involved. Please visit our volunteer web page!

Catholic Charities

924 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 772-4300
Communications@CatholicCharitiesDC.org

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