Adult Primary Care: Montgomery Cares

Checking her earsMontgomery Cares provides primary and preventive care to low-income uninsured adults in Montgomery County. Participating clinics are located throughout the county.

Montgomery Cares is a public-private partnership composed of 11 independent safety-net primary care clinics, six hospitals, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and the PCC, as well as volunteer health practitioners and other community-based organizations.

The PCC administers Montgomery Cares and is responsible for coordinating the services of the participating health care providers who share a common mission and work collectively to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible, equitable, and outcome-focused health services to low-income, uninsured adults in Montgomery County.

Services

  • Medical check-ups
  • Medicine
  • Lab tests
  • Cancer screenings
  • Access to specialists
  • Other health programs

Eligibility

Eligibility is determined at the clinics where patients are required to show proof of income and residence. You may be eligible for Montgomery Cares if:

  • You live in Montgomery County
  • You are 18 or older
  • You do not have health insurance
  • You have a low income (up to and below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level)

Download the Montgomery Cares brochure to find out more.

History

Montgomery Cares is the product of collaboration between the Montgomery County Executive, the Montgomery County Council, the five county hospital CEOs, and the PCC. This collaboration was spurred on in 2005 by the leadership of Councilmember George Leventhal, who moved the group to action.

Funding

Montgomery Cares is funded by Montgomery County, supplemented by grants secured by the PCC, in-kind services secured by the participating clinics, and private donations from individuals. This webpage has not been reviewed or approved by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.