Despite changes to our healthcare system, a significant number of low-income Montgomery County residents hailing from 100 countries and speaking 25 languages remain uninsured. This is where Mobile Medical Care comes in, operating a network of nine low-cost clinics in fixed locations and on mobile vans throughout the city, all tailored to the needs of multicultural, low-income, populations. The idea is to create clinics in collaboration with community partners and volunteer clinicians in the neighborhoods where patients live and work, making available high quality medical care that is accessible and culturally sensitive. In addition to primary and preventive care, MobileMed also provides a wide range of specialty clinics (for women, and for diabetes, heart, and endocrine patients) in collaboration with NIH at Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine. Patients receive free medications, referrals to exceptional pro-bono specialists, and free diagnostic testing. Each year, MobileMed treats 5,500 patients in over 16,000 office visits. In its more than 45-year history, not one patient has been turned away. Simply put, your support helps save lives.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; Aspen Hill; Silver Spring; Takoma Park; Rockville; Gaithersburg; Germantown; Bethesda; Potomac

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Low- to Moderate-Income

Awards & Recognition

MobileMed was awarded an FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) grant as a New Access Point. (2015)
Med Chi's Maryland Medicine Magazine featured four of MobileMed's physician volunteers in an article about volunteerism. (2014)

Press

  • Mobile Health Care
    Fri Apr 1 2011, WAMU  
    Discussing Mobile Med's impact on the community

Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Mobile Medical Care is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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