Health Partners is a Non-Profit Organization that serves OUR community through our delivery of quality healthcare and dental care in a compassionate environment.
In 1992 Sisters Michaeleen and Gladys Marie of the Sisters of Holy Cross founded Health Partners for the purpose of providing healthcare for citizens in Charles County that had no insurance and could not afford to pay for health care. Initially, doctors were asked to see patients in their offices on a pro bono basis. In 1996 the County Commissioners allowed Health Partners to renovate a space at the Old Waldorf School for a new medical clinic. The clinic operates as an independent non-profit organization, with a volunteer Board of Directors. In 2007 we built out the dental clinic with funding provided by The Greater Waldorf Jaycees. Health Partners now operates a Primary Care Medical Clinic staffed by a full time Nurse Practitioner and a Dental Clinic staffed by a three Dentists and a Dental Hygienist.
Recent changes to health insurance introduced by the Affordable Care Act have allowed Health Partners to expand their programs to meet the challenging needs of providing access to care for a greatly expanded Medicaid population.
On January 31, 2014 Health Partners was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Maryland Community Health Resource Commission for “Expansion of services and transition to include a Fee for Services” for Medicaid qualified clients that wish to find a medical home at Health Partners, Inc. This grant has helped Health Partners meet their long term goal of becoming a self-sustaining clinic.
We continue to accept those with no insurance. We offer a sliding fee scale based on income for all Charles County residents. The sliding scale fees are based on personal income set by the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and are adjusted up to 300% above the FPL. Patients at the lower end of this scale will pay a discounted fee for a medical/dental visit.
What we offer:
Breast Health Screenings
Cervical Cancer Screenings
Connection to Care
Information/Connection to other Community Agencies
Follow Up for Chronic Conditions
Adult and Pediatric Dental Care
Root Canals and Crowns (Provided at full fee for service to patients who qualify)
These partnerships allow Health Partners to better serve our community and connect individuals to the services they are looking for.
For the past 21 years, in addition to the many volunteers that have dedicated countless hours to the uninsured of Charles County, Health Partners has relied on the unfailing support of its faith-based partners. The clinic that God built began from the vision of two Catholic Sisters of the Holy Cross, but it continues to thrive because of the ecumenical support of churches of every faith as well as faith-based organizations and ministries.
Current Members on our Faith Council:
Pisgah United Methodist
On behalf of the many people that have been served through your steadfast support, we thank you and pray for God’s blessing on your ministries.
How you can help?
Ways Business Community and Organizations can help: The business community and organizations are invited to contact Health Partners to design partnerships with the clinic that fits your company or organization model as a corporate citizen. Any level of support appropriate to your business can be accommodated. Activities as diverse as sponsorships and donations, networking with your colleagues and associates, advertising, fundraising activities, or in-kind donations of goods and services can be arranged and are welcome.