North Bethesda Rotary Covid Challenge

Anytime During September 2020

Mobile Medical Care (MobileMed) was founded over 50 years ago by two volunteer physicians Herman “Arnold” Meyersburg and George Cohen who saw huge disparities in access to quality healthcare. They brought friends, colleagues and community activists together to address the problem and MobileMed was born. 

Our clinic network throughout Montgomery County serves those in need, and we collaborate in the community to promote care to hard-to-reach populations. MobileMed has never turned anyone away for inability to pay for healthcare services. 

Today MobileMed’s vision remains incredibly relevant, delivering accessible primary healthcare to 4,700 low-income residents who might otherwise go without timely care.

According to Dr. Cohen (who retired from volunteering only a few years ago!), MobileMed today faces the same challenges it has always faced: having enough financial and volunteer resources to sustain the general operations of the clinics. 

The pandemic has brought forth new challenges, and highlights some of the barriers that face our target patient population. MobileMed rapidly responded to this crisis head on:

  • We launched our telehealth program in a matter of DAYS in order to maintain high-quality, compassionate care. 
  • We are focusing even more outreach and case management resources on vulnerable patients who might be reluctant to seek care at this time. We ask patients not just about health status, but also about issues like food and housing security. Access to regular primary care is essential for those needing answers about COVID-19 as well as for the many patients with chronic diseases. 
  • For patients with chronic diseases, we provide patient monitoring and curbside testing
  • We ensure access to essential medications and point-of-care monitoring for those most impacted by economic effects and reduced public transportation. 

Join us in making a huge difference in patients’ lives.  Your support helps save lives.

Do you or someone know need healthcare? Call us at 301-493-2400 or email us at schedule@mobilemedicalcare.org

For more information: visit the MobileMed website at www.mobilemedicalcare.org or email us at giving@mobilemedicalcare.org 

MobileMed is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), the first based entirely in Montgomery County. In 2019, we were awarded recognition as a health center quality leader. In our latest satisfaction survey, 96% of patients reported that they were treated respectfully and efficiently.

 

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