Mercy Health Clinic cares for those who have nowhere else to go. Removing the barriers of cost and language, it provides a safety net for poor and uninsured residents of Montgomery County. Medical exams, lab tests, x-rays, medications, chronic disease management, and more – all are available along with nearly a dozen specialties including gynecology, orthopedics, cardiology, psychiatry, and more. Health education programs focus on preventative care and assist patients in managing chronic diseases. The clinic accomplishes its work with the support of numerous partners (universities, hospitals, labs) and volunteers (physicians, nurses, scribes, interpreters) who provide their time and expertise. The result? In a community where access to decent healthcare is a serious problem for the poor and uninsured, Mercy’s high-quality care and services put people back in control of their health. It deserves your caring support.

COVID-19 Update: Mercy Health Clinic pivoted to telemedicine to continue providing much needed healthcare to the low-income patients it serves free of charge. About 30% of its 2,000 patients suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which must be monitored to keep them healthy and out of hospitals swamped with COVID emergencies. In addition, the patient population is over-represented in the number of COVID cases. Currently 40% of visits are with patients who have COVID or symptoms consistent with it. It’s a tough challenge to which the clinic is determined to rise.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County

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

Awards & Recognition

Edward R. Loveland Award - Distinguished Contribution in Health
Field - American College of Physicians, 2004
Executive Director Alvina Long, Maryland Governor's Volunteer
and Service Award, 2005
Medical Director, Dr. James Ronan, Marriott Spirit to Serve Award,
Dr. Joseph Swift, physician, Marriott Spirit to Serve Award, 2009


  • No stories found

Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Mercy Health Clinic is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

If you like Mercy Health Clinic you might also like