As of September 2nd, upper Montgomery County residents without health insurance have access to free health care with the opening of the MobileMed Upcounty Care Clinic in Germantown.
The 3,000-square-foot clinic will provide primary care to residents of upper Montgomery who are uninsured or otherwise cannot afford to pay for medical care. The services will be free or discounted, depending on each patient’s ability to pay.
The clinic is in the new Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center on Germantown Rd., across from the EuroMotorcars dealership.
In 2000, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital supported the opening of the Mercy Health Clinic in Germantown. Last year, the Mercy Clinic moved from Germantown to a larger space in another location. Shady Grove Hospital continues to financially support the activities of the Mercy Clinic. After the clinic moved, leaders from Shady Grove and MobileMed immediately began discussions to create a new primary care clinic in Germantown.
With the Germantown facility, the name MobileMed sounds like the clinic is located in a van. No, their clinic is located in a regular medical building. However, Mobile Medical Care, Inc. does indeed have some of their 23 Montgomery County sites in fully equipped mobile medical vans. These fully equipped vehicles provide access to health care where there is no space available for a clinic in a building.
Officials said they expect that the clinic will serve more than 1,000 residents during its first year of operation.