Washington Adventist officials say facility crucial to providing care to uninsured, underinsured residents
by Jeremy Arias | Staff Writer | Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Washington Adventist Hospital is helping to fund the Mary's Center Primary Care Clinic in Long Branch for a second year in an effort to provide underinsured or uninsured residents in the county with access to health care without having to rely on emergency room care at major hospitals.
The Takoma Park hospital announced Monday it will continue to provide $250,000 annually to the nearby health center, which opened last May. Having such a facility in close proximity to the hospital helps uninsured residents avoid having to use emergency rooms for primary care, which takes away resources needed for real medical emergencies, Washington Adventist officials said Monday.