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2333 Ontario Rd Nw
Washington
District of Columbia 20009
USA
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Target demographics: Twenty years ago, Mary’s Center was founded to address the demand for bilingual services to pregnant women and their infants in predominantly Latino areas of Ward One. Today, it serves multicultural populations throughout the metro Washington, D.C. region, serving individuals and families who have limited or no access to health-related services.  As the foreign-born population has skyrocketed to over 1 million in the DC metropolitan region, the diversity and needs of our majority-immigrant population have increased. 

While many of our participants come of Latin America, primarily El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala, we also serve many Ethiopian, Vietnamese and Middle Eastern families.  Most of our participants are low-income, 21% are uninsured, and 73% receive public insurance coverage.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,379 participants served in 2007 (increase of 47% since 2005!), not including several social and educational services and programs.

Programs: Specific services provided by Mary's Center include: 24-hour access to medical providers; midwifery-based prenatal care, postpartum care; well-woman care; primary pediatric care; adolescent health services;preventive health and family life education; adolescent education and pregnancy prevention; assistance in applying for Medicaid and other entitlements; HIV testing and counseling; intensive social services and case management of referrals; mobile health clinic; home visitation; WIC; and family literacy classes.

Mission:
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care builds better futures through the delivery of health care, education and social services. The Center embraces culturally diverse communities to provide them with the highest quality of care, regardless of their ability to pay.
Results:
Key health outcomes indicate that Mary’s Center exceeds national quality standards on diabetes care measures, childhood immunization rates, healthy birth weight and women’s cancer screenings. 

• 63% of our family literacy program participants improved an educational functioning level—a rate 28 percentage points above the District of Columbia standard.

• 95% of Mary’s Center babies are up to date with their immunizations—only 68% of DC babies are.

• Compared to the DC average of 88% of babies born at a healthy birth weight (greater than 5.5 lbs), 97% of babies born to Mary’s Center families had healthy birth weights.

• 99% of Mary’s Center families had no substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect—unfortunately, only 63% of families in DC did not have substantiated cases.

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03/12/13
Terrible Service. I am very disappointed with their service. If you have medical insurance, this is not the place for you. This is mostly for people who got their health care through Medicare or other social programs Terrible Servicio. Si tienes seguro medico, este no es un lugar para ti. Me parece... more »
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01/06/13
I was a patient at in the health clinic at Mary's Center two years ago and I am currently a patient in the dental clinic. My experience at the health clinic was better than I've had at private doctors' offices; they were able to see me promptly and the nurse practitioner called me to follow up. I ... more »
12/06/12
I have been a patient at Mary's Center since I was 14 yrs old. When I first started going to Mary's Center I was enrolled in the teen program and "graduated" from that program. I am now 28 yrs old and I am still a patient there because I know that when I go there I will be treated with respect and ... more »
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