Bread for the City opens medical center in Southeast
WASHINGTON, DC – Starting next week, residents in Wards 7 and 8 will not need to come to the Northwest Center, which is located in Ward 6, for medical assistance. Bread for the City is opening its health care center in the newly named Michelle Obama Southeast Center of Bread for the City, 1700 Good Hope Road, SE on Monday, October 4, 2021. The new facility will bring BFC’s primary medical, dental, and vision care services east of the Anacostia River for the first time in the organization’s history.
The medical center is strategically placed in Ward 8 because it’s more feasible for clients located in Southeast. This will help with transportation fees and it will allow more residents in Southeast to have easy access to quality health care services. This is a substantial investment east of the Anacostia River, where 92% of the population is Black (compared to 46% of the population of the District).
“It’s Bread for the City’s model of care, because we care about you mentally and how you feel. We will also help you if you need other services such as food assistance or social services. That’s who we are at Bread for the City, we think of the individuals and the whole community as multi-faceted and we have everything in place to bring the right services and resources to this community. We want our community members to thrive and be the best person they can be,” said Dr. Randi Abramson, Chief Medical Officer at Bread for the City.
The medical facility hours will be Monday – Wednesday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12 noon. Today, over 3,000 patients call Bread for the City their medical home. It’s a medical clinic that provides comprehensive health care for uninsured and underinsured patients in D.C. You will be seen regardless of your ability to pay or what health insurance coverage you have. In addition to primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health, the clinic also provides examinations, medications, lab tests, and referrals to patients, regardless of their ability to pay.