Health Care Services
Health care for adolescents is part of our comprehensive program serving adolescents. On Saturdays Mary’s Center offers a session in which teens receive primary care, including physical exams, pregnancy testing, family planning, and other supportive services. At these sessions teens are encouraged to bring their friends and classmates for care. They are also encouraged to bring their parents. Click here to meet our experienced medical care providers.
Mary’s Center provides primary care to adults, including physical exams, prenatal care, family planning, and sick visits. The program promotes holistic wellness through health screenings, cancer screenings, health promotion, education and support, and management of acute and chronic illnesses and other health conditions. Click here to meet our experienced medical care providers.
Community Outreach Van (Mama & Baby Bus)
Mary’s Center’s community outreach van, also known as the Mama & Baby Bus, is a mobile health unit that travels throughout the region providing families with health care and related services such as health screenings, insurance enrollment, pregnancy and STD/HIV testing, domestic violence screenings and referrals, health education, vaccinations, dental exams, and referrals to other health and social services. View Calendar. Calendario.
We are very proud of our state-of-the-art dental office located on the mezzanine level of our new building at 3912 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Our program provides comprehensive family dental care, including sedation and Invisalign clear braces. Our friendly doctors and staff guide patients through all their care needs, starting with a thorough hard and soft tissue exam with digital x-rays. We also manage good oral health through cleanings, sealants, fillings, root canals, extractions, crowns and bridges, full and partial dentures, and periodontal care. We are also capable of treating homebound patients and meeting community outreach needs with our modern and versatile mobile dentistry equipment.
In addition to providing services to the general community, we offer free dental services for uninsured/underinsured DC residents living with HIV/AIDS through the Ryan White program to create an Oral Health Program. Click here to meet our experienced dental care providers.
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Mary’s Center provides health screenings; HIV, STD, cancer and tuberculosis testing; and a comprehensive set of counseling services and educational programs related to disease prevention and other health-related topics. By investing in health promotion and prevention, Mary’s Center avoids thousands of unnecessary medical visits every year. Our staff delivers such programs using effective academic methodologies based on community-focused practices. Through our mobile van we provide services to families in hard-to-access communities.
Mental Health Care
Mary’s Center is certified by the D.C. Department of Mental Health as a core service provider. Our bilingual mental health services include diagnosis, assessment, counseling, case management, and prescription/monitoring of somatic medications. Substance abuse screening, referrals, and post detox counseling are also available. When patients need emergency mental health services beyond our capacity, Mary’s Center staff works with the D.C. Mental Health Access Line, which has 24/7 coverage, including a mobile unit that can come directly to patients in crisis. The diagnostic/assessment process includes review of participant alcohol and substance abuse history, patterns of use, treatment history/intensity of care, and other factors to identify or exclude substance abuse or dependence as a co-occurring treatment need. Mary’s Center staff refers participants needing full-service substance abuse treatment to the D.C. Department of Health’s Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration’s Central Registry, which can guide participants to the appropriate services.
Mary’s Center provides care to pregnant women over the course of their gestational months with comprehensive services that include regular check-ups, evaluations and screenings to monitor the baby’s development as well as the mother’s wellness. In addition to medical care, throughout the whole process mothers-to-be are introduced to the stages of pregnancy and receive information on nutrition, exercise, labor, delivery, and lactation. Couples are encouraged to come to the visits together and provide mutual support. Click here to meet our experienced medical care providers.
Mary’s Center serves children age 12 and younger with complete well-baby and well-child care. We aim to prevent illness and injury while fostering optimal growth and development. We emphasize prevention and management of chronic conditions by immunizing all patients according to the Centers for Disease Control’s standardized schedule. Our pediatric team encourages parents to be active in their children’s language development by providing books during their visits. Click here to meet our experienced medical care providers.
Located at 3531 Georgia Avenue NW in Washington, DC, the Wellness Center features a gamut of health and social services tailored to DC residents 60+. The brand new facility has a state-of-the-art gym and group exercise studio, teaching kitchen, reading room, computer lab, and rooftop patio. All services at the Center are free of charge for DC residents 60+.
The fitness program includes daily studio classes, including yoga, tai chi, zumba, circuit training, and aerobics in addition to one-on-one fitness counseling and support groups. One-on-one nutrition counseling is also available in addition to nutrition education classes and cooking demonstrations. Other activities available at the Center include card and board game sessions, Bible studies, quilting groups, and outings to the theater, farmers market, and more.
The staff at the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center genuinely cares about the seniors they serve and are available to link seniors with other health and social services as needed in addition to planning a packed schedule of fun and educational activities.
Women Infants & Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program that provides pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under the age of five with food vouchers and education on healthy eating habits. Mary’s Center encourages every eligible parent to apply for the WIC benefit.