Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health of our participants and staff continues to be our #1 priority, and we are assessing the COVID-19 situation on a regular basis in coordination with the local government. 

Click below for the latest updates on these important topics:

COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available to anyone 16 years or older in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Mary’s Center is scheduling eligible patients directly, and we are unable to take requests for appointment through our appointment line. All vaccines are by appointment only; walk-ins are not accepted.

If you have been scheduled for a vaccine appointment and would like to attend a vaccine education session, click here. The sessions will be hosted by the Community Health Education team and will be held in English and Spanish.

You can also request an appointment through your health department:

  • Washington, DC: Click here or call 855-363-0333. Sign up to receive email or text alerts about vaccine availability here.
  • Montgomery County, MD: Click here
  • Prince George’s County, MD: Click here
  • Maryland (mass vaccinations sites), click here or call 855-634-6829
  • Virginia, click here or call 877-829-4682

We will continue to provide updates on vaccine distribution plans on this webpage and our social media channels. Our goal is to help everyone receive the vaccine as soon as it is available to you.

You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine here.

WATCH: Mary’s Center staff explain why they got vaccinated and how you can trust that the vaccine is safe and effective.




DC Cares Financial Assistance

The District is providing financial assistance for workers in DC who have been excluded from federal stimulus efforts and are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more and apply at or by calling 202-332-1264.

Mary’s Center and the other organizations involved are not accepting applications or distributing money – you must go through the DC Cares website or phone number. There is a team of people available to answer your questions and help you apply.

We urge you to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Small actions can make a big difference:

  • Consider a virtual gathering to celebrate winter holidays
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Get tested and quarantine immediately after
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stand 6 feet away from others
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine when available
  • Answer all COVID-19 screening questions honestly

Read our blog: “We Need Your Help to Stop the Spread” for answers to frequently asked questions about our COVID-19 screening process.

Please call us at 844-796-2797 before you come in so we can determine the safest way to treat you. 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.

Please note, our medical team has determined that pre-op, school physicals, Flu Shots, COVID-19 testing and TB testing will need to take place at the health center.

FREE COVID-19 Testing in Montgomery County:

  • Location: 344 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Hours:
    • Every Tuesday from 10:00am-2:00pm
    • Every Wednesday from 1:00pm-4:00pm
    • Every Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • You do not need to make an appointment or have symptoms to get tested.

Flu Shots:

It is important that you do what you can to prevent illness during the Coronavirus pandemic. Flu Shots are now available and we recommend it for healthy children and adults.

Please call 844-796-2797 to make an appointment or make an appointment online here.

Our Clinic Procedures:

  • Please call us first at 844-796-2797 before going to one of our clinics. We are discouraging walk-ins currently. 
  • 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. 
  • All visitors to our clinic will be screened at the door for COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure. Anyone with symptoms will be directed to a separate entrance for further screening. 
  • Fully answer all screening questions at the door so that we can keep you and our staff as safe as possible. 
  • 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 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.  
  • Mary’s Center has designated safety areas for non-sick patients that require in-person visits, such as prenatal care, well-child, and others. 

Hours of Operation:


The following medical services are available at our health centers:  

Washington, DC: 

  • Our Petworth health center is open for scheduled pediatric and adult medical appointments, except for COVID-19 related appointments. 
  • Our Adams Morgan health center is open for scheduled pediatric and adult medical appointments and COVID-19 related appointments. 
  • Our Fort Totten health center is open for pediatric well-visits by appointment ONLY.  


  • Our Silver Spring health center is open for scheduled pediatric and adult medical appointments and COVID-19 related appointments. 
  • Our  Adelphi health center is open for scheduled pediatric and adult medical appointments, except COVID-19 related appointments. 


The following updates to our dental operations are in effect at our health centers: 

Washington, DC: 

  • Our Fort Totten health center is open Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-6:00pm for all dental services  
  • Our Petworth health center is open Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-6:00pm for all dental services 


  • We are excited to announce the opening of our new dental suite in Silver Spring. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm for all dental services. 


The following behavioral health services are available to you:  

Washington, DC: 

  • Available Monday – Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm ONLY by telephone or video, with additional evening and weekend hours by appointment 


  • Available Monday – Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm ONLY by telephone or video, with additional evening and weekend hours by appointment 

Please note, new patient appointments for behavioral health services are available in Maryland only.


The following updates to our programs and services are currently in effect: 

  • 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 mailed to participants. You can make a telephone appointment by calling  (202) 232-6679.  Click for more details
  • Home Visiting: Available by telephone or video only 

Click here to visit our Contacts & Locations page 

It is extremely important that you take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading 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:

  • Everyone should wear a mask when leaving their house.  
  • 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. 
  • Ask your boss about the possibility of working from home. 
  • Have a plan in case your child’s daycare or school closes. 

Contact Tracing:

You will be contacted by a public health worker if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. They will ask questions such as who you’ve had contact with and where you have spent time while sick. Do your part to keep your family, friends, and community safe by working with them to ensure that they have the information they need. All information given to them will be confidential. To learn more about what to expect during contact tracing, click the link below.