More than 400 new participants will benefit from the expanded hours. Since its opening, the Silver Spring location serves nearly 4,000 residents a year.
Silver Spring, MD – Starting June 1, 2016, Mary’s Center will expand its hours of operation to include Saturdays to meet the increased need for medical services in Montgomery County. With this expansion, the Center anticipates serving more than 400 new participants per year.
Mary’s Center, which is based in Washington, DC, extended its services to Maryland in 2008 due to the urgent need identified in Montgomery County and the lack of affordable medical services available to low-income residents. In 2015, the Center served nearly 4,000 County residents, 62% of whom were uninsured.
In addition to extending its hours of operation, Mary’s Center is planning to relocate to a larger facility, as a long-term strategy to overcome space constraints and meet the high demand for services in Montgomery County. The move, scheduled for 2017, will enable the Center to provide medical and dental care, behavioral health, social services and health education to a larger population in one of the underserved areas in the County.
Mary’s Center has two medical locations in DC, one in Montgomery County and one in Prince George’s County. A new facility is under construction in the Fort Totten neighborhood in Northeast DC and is scheduled to open in fall 2016.