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. Patients are not charged for visits to see a health care professional.

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. (To get involved as a volunteer, visit our volunteer page and FAQ.)

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.

Patient Eligibility: Those at or below 250% of the federal poverty level who are uninsured or underinsured. To be seen, patients must be age 18 to 64 and live within the 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.

The clinic provides a significant service to the community and its residents thanks to the support of volunteers, donors and partners. We value our partnerships with Volunteers in MedicineHOYA ClinicAmericaresQuest Diagnostics; Community Radiology Associates; and Washington Radiology