Social Services

Insurance and Fees

At Mary’s Center, your health is our priority. Understanding your health insurance options can be tough and we are here to help. We accept most insurance plans, but are deeply committed to providing you with health care regardless of your ability to pay.  

Are you covered?   

It’s important to look into your insurance coverage before making an appointment with Mary’s Center to avoid paying unnecessary fees.  Check the insurance plans we accept.

If you DO NOT have insurance, here’s what to do: 

  1. Meet with us before you make your first doctor’s appointment at Mary’s Center. During the meeting, we will help you find out if you are will help you find out if you are eligible to sign up for any health plan or public benefit. 
  2. Once we determine you are eligible for a health plan or public benefit, we will help you with the sign-up process so you can see one of our medical providers as soon as possible. 

Applying for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act  (ACA)

Mary’s Center’s certified staff will help you determine if you are eligible for insurance coverage under the ACA. If so, we are happy to help you sign up for the most appropriate health plan during the open enrollment period from November to June.

  • DC residents have until June 15th to enroll under the special enrollment period in response to COVID-19. Anyone who is without health coverage can shop and enroll in private health insurance at DCHealthLink.com. You can contact the following individuals if you would like help selecting a plan that is best for your budget.
  • Maryland residents have until June 15th to enroll under the special enrollment period in response to COVID-19. Anyone who is without health coverage can select the Coronavirus SEP on marylandhealthconnection.gov. For assistance, call 855-642-8572 on weekdays from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.

You can apply for ACA plans online by clicking below: 

Applying for insurance through the Bilingual Health Access Program (BHAP)

If you are a DC resident who does not qualify for health insurance under the ACA, please call (202) 420-7028  or email Veronica Hernandez to learn more about insurance options through the Bilingual Health Access Program (BHAP).

If you don’t qualify for health insurance 

Mary’s Center also offers a Sliding Fee Scale. Visit costs will be based on your income and the number of people in your household. If you cannot pay for your visit at the time of your appointment, we will work out a payment plan with you.


If you need further assistance, you can always visit us in person or give us a call at (202) 483-8196