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.
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
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