Medical

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, our priority is keeping our staff, participants, and community safe and healthy. Many of our services are still open and we are committed to providing you with the care you need.

For your safety, please call us first at 844-796-2797 before going to one of our clinics. Be sure to tell the operator if you have symptoms of a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

If you are a current patient, please know that in-person appointments will be made at the discretion of our medical and dental providers. We are currently seeing babies under 15 months and pregnant women for in-person visits. For your convenience, we offer virtual (telephone and video) appointments for medical, dental, and behavioral health services.  

If you are interested in becoming a new patient, we have virtual appointments available for medical and dental services in DC and Maryland. New patient appointments for behavioral health services are available in Maryland only.  


As of Monday, March 30th, we’ve changed our hours and appointment procedures: 

Washington, DC:

  • Our Adams Morgan and Fort Totten locations are temporarily closed for in-person appointments
  • In-person medical and dental appointments are available at our Petworth location ONLY and at the discretion of our providers 
  • New hours of operation at the Petworth location are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Laboratory: Open Monday – Friday, from 9:00am – 5:00pm  
  • Pharmacy: Open Monday – Friday, from 9:00am – 5:00pm, with free delivery

Maryland:


Other Services:  

  • Behavioral Health: Available Monday – Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm ONLY by telephone or video, with additional evening and weekend hours by appointment
  • Social Services and Nutrition: Available Monday – Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm ONLY by telephone or video
  • Senior Wellness Centers: Closed until further notice 
  • After School Program: Canceled until further notice
  • WIC Program: WIC sites are closed for in-person appointments. Checks will be mail to participants. You can make a telephone appointment by calling (202) 232-6679Click for more details
  • Briya Public Charter School: Closed for students until May 29

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Appointments:

  • For upcoming appointments, new appointments, and routine procedures that are not urgent, your appointment may be held as a telephone or video visit to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will also allow us to provide in-person care for urgent visits and sick people, especially those presenting fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Mary’s Center has designated safety areas for non-sick patients that require in-person visits, such as prenatal care, well-child, and others.

Clinic Procedures:

  • Please call us first at 844-796-2797 before going to one of our clinics. We are discouraging walk-ins at this time.
  • All visitors to our clinic will be screened at the door for fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Anyone with these symptoms will be given a mask and directed to a separate entrance for further screening.
  • If you are coming to the clinic for an appointment, please come alone or bring only the people who absolutely need to accompany you.
  • We want you to rest assured that our entire medical team is taking all the appropriate protections to keep our clinics safe and properly equipped. Protocols for staff and patients have been developed, including screening tools to use when patients check in or call.
  • We will continue to keep up to date with the latest guidelines from CDC, DC Health, and Maryland Department of Health to make sure we provide the best care our community needs to overcome this crisis. 

It is extremely important that you also take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading the germs.

Steps to Prevent Respiratory Illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze, throw the used tissue in the trash, and then wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot and encourage your friends and family to do so.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask if you are sick.

Preparing for COVID-19:

  • Make sure you have enough food at home to avoid long lines in the supermarket if the situation gets extended. Ingredients to prepare chicken or vegetable soup are always welcome when you are sick.
  • Make sure you have a few weeks’ supply of the medications you usually take (prescribed and over the counter).
  • Keep handy bleach wipes or alcohol, proven to have killed other viruses. Clean surfaces that are frequently touched to decrease the amount of virus on hard surfaces.
  • Consider buying a digital thermometer so you can monitor your temperature from home if you get sick.
  • Have face masks handy to wear only if you are sick to reduce infecting others.
  • Ask your boss about the possibility of working from home.
  • Have a plan in case your child’s daycare or school closes.

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