430 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231410.522.2668
Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic
The Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic provides free medical and dental services to immigrants in the metropolitan Baltimore region who do not qualify for health insurance and who do not have the economic means to pay for health care. The clinic, which is operated on the second floor of the three-story center, offers no-cost quality primary and preventive care for adults and children. Services are provided by dedicated volunteers and staff, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, on both a walk-in and by-appointment basis.
- Patient eligibility at Esperanza Center Health Services (ECHS) Clinic
- Services offered through ECHS and other providers
- Get involved at ECHS
- New report on Latino Health available
- About Volunteers in Medicine
The Esperanza Health Services Clinic, a primary care clinic providing services free-of-charge, was established to help meet the health and wellness needs of the medically-indigent community served by the Associated Catholic Charities Esperanza Center. The clinic only serves individuals who are unable to enroll in medical insurance programs due to the following circumstances:
- Ineligibility for Affordable Care Act
- Ineligibility for government medical assistance for reasons including, but not limited to: pending legal status, refugee or asylee status, and/or holding temporary visas and work permits
- Patients with less than five year residency that have not applied for Qualified Health Care Insurance when open enrollment is not available
- Please note: Esperanza Center Health Services serves the Baltimore Metropolitan Area with the exception of Annapolis City, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County.
Esperanza Center Health Services offers the following services provided by our volunteer physicians, dentists, health care provider partners and staff:
• Adult and pediatric primary care
• Adult and pediatric preventive dental care
• Ophthalmology (eye diseases only)
• Referrals to other specialists as needed (pending qualification criteria)
Other Services Provided
• Monthly immunizations through the Baltimore City Health Department
If you are a physician or dentist and would be willing to accept an occasional patient on a pro bono basis, please contact us at 443-825-3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other volunteer opportunites and information, please visit our Volunteer Information webpage.
The 2011 report on city-wide Latino health in Baltimore has been released by the Mayor's office. You can download a copy here (PDF).
Member of the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Alliance
Embracing the Culture of Caring
Volunteers in Medicine is a national program with a history of success in other communities around the country. The first clinic, led by a group of retired medical professionals, was established in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Today, that clinic provides care for more than 20,000 patient visits a year and has served as a model for over 75 additional Volunteers in Medicine clinics in cities across the United States. The Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic is the first VIM Clinic to be established in the State of Maryland.