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In 1988, President/CEO Maria S. Gomez founded Mary’s Center as a community-based nonprofit focused on maternal and child care for immigrant women from Central America in the predominantly Latino areas of Ward One. Today, Mary’s Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary care and enabling services to underserved, underinsured and uninsured immigrants primarily from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  We operate two clinic locations in Wards 1 and 4 in Washington, D.C., a mobile health unit that provides services for those that cannot come to us, and a new, comprehensive medical and social services clinic in Montgomery County, Maryland, that opened its doors in June 2008.
Mary’s Center serves low-income, immigrant families whose linguistic and cultural needs would otherwise go unmet by public or private health care systems. We link families to community services, informing them about the educational, housing, and employment resources available to them. All our social and educational services are provided at no cost, and no one is turned away from our medical services for lack of payment.

For more information, please click here to view a PDF of Mary’s Center facts.



8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday–Friday

9.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturdays

The Adolescent Health Services Clinic is open two Saturdays per month from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please call 202-483-8196 for more information.
Free walk-in HIV testing Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Mary’s Center provides access to primary medical care services without regard for a person's ability to pay. Uninsured medical service patients are charged on a sliding fee scale if they are able to pay. Ability to pay is determined by a patient's annual income and family size according to the most recent U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines. Mary’s Center determines the sliding fee scale based on prevailing charges for medical services while also taking into account reasonable costs to cover the clinic’s operation. The sliding fee scale is updated regularly and approved by Mary’s Center Board of Directors.

Please click here for our 2011 sliding fee scale.




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