Volunteer Medical Clinic
The Volunteer Medical Clinic provides primary health care to people in our community who do not have access to medical care through public benefits or private insurance.
About the Program
Using the Volunteers in Medicine model, the clinic gets its name from the fact that it is staffed by caring volunteer doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who provide their expertise and time for the benefit of the community.
Located in the Spanish Catholic Center in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest D.C., the clinic dates to the 1960s. As the health care environment has changed, so has the clinic. Today it serves people in the community who do not qualify for Medicaid and who do not have access to affordable insurance. Patients are not charged for visits to see a health care professional.
Patient Eligibility: Those at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level who are uninsured or underinsured. To be seen, patients must be age 18 to 64 and live within The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington (District of Columbia, and Prince George’s, Montgomery, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties).
The clinic is closely tied to Catholic Charities’ Health Care Network and provides specialty care services from safety-net clinics in the area. And because we believe in integrated care, behavioral health and dental services are available at the clinic location.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays
Labs on Wednesdays
Staff available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Director, Volunteer Medical Clinic
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