Suburban Hospital demonstrates its commitment to the community and its health by reaching populations that otherwise might not receive healthcare services.
Adult Primary Care
Suburban Hospital has long provided free diagnostic, outpatient, and inpatient health services to Mobile Medical Care, Inc, a local clinic that provides free to low-cost medical care for the uninsured. Moreover, Suburban provides these same free services and more to additional Montgomery Cares clinics located throughout Montgomery County. Montgomery Cares is a public-private partnership composed of 11 independent safety-net primary care clinics, six hospitals, and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.
Cardiac and Endocrine Specialty Care
In Montgomery County and throughout the State of Maryland, the need for specialty care is substantial. Subsidized specialty care programs in the area are saturated with long waiting lists. As a result, many county residents suffer complications from their diseases because they are unable to access timely specialty care. This inequality and inequity provided the impetus for the MobileMed/NIH Heart Clinic, which strives to address a leading cause of death in Montgomery County—cardiovascular disease.
The MobileMed/NIH Heart Clinic served as a catalyst for addressing other county health priorities in similar manner. Alarmingly high rates of diabetes along with difficulty accessing specialty care led to the creation of the Mobile Med/NIH Endocrine Clinic at Suburban Hospital. The clinic addresses conditions resulting from dysfunctions of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, goiter, hyperlipidemia, obesity and hypertension. The Endocrine Clinic follows the MobileMed/NIH Heart Clinic’s best-practice model by drawing upon the expertise and resources of the three original partners—Mobile Medical Care, NIH and Suburban Hospital—to offer one-of-a-kind, comprehensive endocrine care specialty services to low-income, uninsured residents of Montgomery County.
To determine your eligibility for either specialty clinic contact Mobile Medical Care, Inc.
Cancer Screening Program
Suburban Hospital is committed to eliminating disparities associated with colorectal cancer. Suburban focuses outreach efforts on identifying individuals that may be at high risk for colorectal cancer and connecting them to available free screening programs through the Montgomery County Cancer Crusade.
In addition, Suburban Hospital Cancer program offers free cancer screenings throughout the year. Early detection is vital to improving treatment options and outcomes. For information about upcoming screenings, call 301-896-3939.