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.

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, dental services are available at the clinic location.


We are currently accepting patients who meet our eligibility requirements. Please call 202-798-5546 to schedule an eligibility appointment. People who are eligible for VMC services must:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Be uninsured or underinsured
  • Have a household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Not be enrolled or eligible for health insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance or employee-sponsored coverage
  • Reside in Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, or Montgomery county or the District of Columbia. If applicant resides in D.C., a DC Alliance rejection letter is required. If applicant resides in Montgomery County, OESS Montgomery Cares rejection letter is required

Documents to Bring to Your Eligibility Appointment

Proof of Address (Please bring one verification):

  • Signed federal tax form 1040 (most recent and current address)
  • Property tax bill
  • State ID card
  • Driver’s license with current address
  • Most recent pay stubs with name and address
  • Utility bill with complete name and address (water, electricity, gas, cell phone and cable bills are accepted)
  • Official county or state correspondence on letterhead
  • Mortgage, current lease or letter from a landlord
  • School records

Proof of Income (Please bring the main source(s) of income that you are supported by from the list. If married bring spouse proof of income):

  • Most recent signed federal tax form 1040
  • Letter from employer on letterhead of company stating gross income (hourly rate and hours worked per week or per month)
  • Two weeks of pay stubs (within 30 days) with name and address
  • Third party letter of financial support (Letter must be signed with the address and phone number of person writing the letter)

Proof of ID (Please bring one verification):

  • Home country passport
  • State ID card (non-compliant)
  • Driver’s license (non-compliant)



Additional Information

  • Business hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday
    Appointment hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Patient Portal

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Staffed by volunteer medical professionals, the clinic fosters a culture of caring.  Volunteering FAQ.


The clinic serves those who need it the most — people in the community who do not have access to medical care through public benefits or private insurance.


Brigid Prosser

Director, Volunteer Medical Clinic

“At the Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic, we provide an opportunity for clinicians to use their skills to give back to the community while providing excellent medical care to those most in need. We connect clinicians and patients in a caring environment, and everyone benefits from the experience.”

Connie Faltynek

Former Pharmacy Volunteer

“I have been a volunteer medication coordinator at the clinic on Monroe Street for almost nine years. My primary role is to obtain free or heavily discounted medications for our low-income, uninsured patients who need expensive medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes or asthma. It is a great pleasure to work with our patients, who consistently express their gratitude. The best part of volunteering is my personal interactions with our patients, many of whom I have gotten to know quite well over the years.”

Lou Cartillier

Volunteer Interpreter

“I have been volunteering since 2022. Volunteering as a medical interpreter has allowed me to learn from both patients and clinicians, and emphasized the need for compassion and cultural awareness when addressing a language barrier. I am grateful to be surrounded by an amazing team at the clinic, many of whom have served as inspiring mentors to me. I look forward to continuing my volunteer work at the Volunteer Medical Clinic for many years to come!”

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