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Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic

ATTENTION: The Esperanza Center on S. Broadway is temporarily closed due to a fire in a nearby building. We are providing services at St. Patrick’s Assisi House at 1728 Bank St. Please call 667-600-2900 for additional information.

ATENCIÓN: El Centro Esperanza en S. Broadway está temporalmente cerrado debido a un incendio en un edificio cercano. Estamos brindando servicios en St. Patrick’s Assisi House en 1728 Bank St. Llame al 667-600-2900 para obtener información adicional.

The Esperanza Health Center Health Services Clinic (ECHC) provides free medical and dental services to uninsured immigrants in the metropolitan Baltimore region who do not qualify for government-sponsored health insurance. The clinic 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. We offer medical services on a walk-in basis from Monday – Friday.

Contact Health Services:

The clinic serves individuals who are unable to enroll in medical insurance programs due to the following circumstances:

  • Ineligibility for the Affordable Care Act
  • Ineligibility for government medical assistance (Medicare or Medicaid) due to immigration status
  • For more information regarding patient eligibility, please contact us by phone: 667-600-2942
  • Adult and pediatric primary care
  • Adult preventive dental care (services offered only to medical patients)
  • Ophthalmology (patients with 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 like to provide pro bono services, please contact us at 667-600-2616 or email

For all other volunteer opportunities and information, please visit Volunteer Information webpage

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 90 additional Volunteers in Medicine clinics in cities across the United States.  The Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic is the first and only VIM Clinic to be established in the State of Maryland.

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Esperanza Health Center in the News, Stories & Testimonials

Esperanza Center looks to spring for reopening

September 10th, 2019|

One year after a fire caused significant damage to the Esperanza Center on Broadway, thousands of immigrant neighbors continue to receive services at alternative sites. In the months since flames engulfed Budeke’s Paint Store and [...]

We serve immigrants – but how?

July 9th, 2019|

Know Your Rights session at Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday, June  You may have seen that our Esperanza Center has been doing Know Your Rights sessions for individuals and families concerned about [...]

Esperanza Center after fire: more need, more hope

April 9th, 2019|

After a September fire forced a relocation, Catholic Charities hopes to reopen the Esperanza Center’s S. Broadway facility in early 2020. More immigrants than before are seeking services from the center, now operating out of [...]

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