Mary’s Center is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., and Maryland with more than 30 years of experience providing medical, social, and education services to families throughout the region. Learn more about our history.
Who does Mary’s Center serve?
As a Community Health Center, Mary’s Center serves people of all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations. We accept all major private insurances as well as Medicaid and Medicare and we provide the highest quality of care regardless of someone’s ability to pay.
How many sites does Mary's Center have?
Mary’s Center has 8 sites in DC and Maryland including 3 medical locations in DC and 2 in Maryland, 2 Senior Wellness Centers and 1 Program Office. To learn more, visit our Contact and Locations page.
You can make an appointment by calling (844) 796-2797or by requesting one online. Our operators and online appointment system are available 24/7.
We offer same day appointments on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage all participants to call before walking into the clinic.
What type of health insurance does Mary's Center take?
Mary’s Center accepts the majority of health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. To see a list of insurances we accept, visit our Insurance and Fees page.
What if I don't have insurance?
We use a sliding fee scale to determine how much uninsured participants will pay through a payment plan. We encourage all patients without private insurance to apply for Medicaid, D.C. Healthcare Alliance (health insurance plan for D.C. residents who do not qualify for Medicaid), and other local county programs in Maryland.
To apply for health insurance, come to one of our clinic locations and sign up for an appointment with an insurance representative who will help you fill out the form.
To apply for Medicaid, you can come to any of our clinic locations to see one of our Public Benefits Specialists, who will help you fill out the form. You will need to bring a proof of address (e.g. – a utility or phone bill), proof of income, and a photo ID.
To apply for D.C. Healthcare Alliance, which is a public insurance provided by the District of Columbia, please click here for information.
Can I come to one of your D.C. sites if I live in Maryland?
We prefer that you visit one of the sites that is located in the state in which you live. That will make it easier for us to help you with resources that are available to you as a resident of that state.
Do I need to be a patient to receive social services or attend English classes?
No. You and your children can enroll in our family literacy and/or social services programs even if you are not a patient. Please call 202-797-7337 for educational programs and 202-483-8196 for social services.
How do I contact my provider?
If you need to reach your provider for a non-urgent reason, please call the main number: 202-483-8196 and ask to speak with the nurse triage. If you have an emergency and need to talk to our providers after hours, call the numbers listed below. After Hours:
For Non-MC Mental Health Participants: DC Access Helpline: (888) 793-4357
What is Mary's Center's annual budget?
For Fiscal Year 2018, Mary’s Center’s annual budget is $61M to serve over 54,000 individuals in DC and Maryland.
Is Mary’s Center a government entity?
Mary’s Center is a non-profit organization that receives some of its funding from various government entities, including the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, Mary’s Center has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. Other sources of funding come from patient revenue, foundation and corporate grants, donations, and fundraising.
Is Mary's Center a local or national nonprofit organization?
Mary’s Center is a local nonprofit serving individuals throughout the D.C. metropolitan region. We operate sites in Washington, DC and Maryland.
How many people does Mary's Center serve a year?
Mary’s Center serves over 54,000 participants a year. Learn more about our participants.
How many staff members does Mary's Center have?
Mary’s Center employs nearly 700 staff members who come from more than 40 countries and speak over 35 languages.