Health Care - Bread for the City

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Since 1974, Bread for the City’s medical clinic has helped to bridge the health care gap for uninsured and low-income adults and children in Washington, DC.

Today, over 3,000 patients call Bread for the City their medical home. We provide primary care for all ages, including examinations, medications, lab tests, and referrals. Our dental, vision, behavioral health, and acupuncture services only see patients who come to Bread for the City for their primary health care. This allows our doctors to offer high-quality, coordinated, comprehensive services to every patient.

Also, as a Title X sub-recipient, we offer patients options for family planning, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted disease testing, and counseling and treatment.

All of our services are offered regardless of ability to pay.

Learn more about Bread for the City’s medical program.

Call 202-386-7020 to make a new patient appointment.

For urgent medical problems after clinic hours, call (202) 386-7020.
Follow the phone instructions to reach an on-call provider.

As an Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Bread for the City receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

If you are currently a patient and experiencing an urgent medical problem after clinic hours, call 202.386.7020.  Follow the voicemail instructions for help.

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Medical Team

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Randi Abramson, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Randi Abramson leads Bread for the City's medical program, providing direction and management of all spheres. She has served as medical director since 1991.

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Steven Myles, D.D.S.


Dr. Steven Myles (affectionately known as Dr. Smyles) leads Bread for the City's state-of-the-art dental practice. He performs both regular checkups and complex dental procedures and is committed to the highest quality of patient care.

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Ashli Cumberbatch, D.D.S.

Southeast Dentist

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Joan E. Myles, M.D.


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Jessica Hahm, O.D.


Dr. Jessica currently runs Bread for the City’s eye clinic at our Northwest Center, where she administers comprehensive eye exams to DC residents regardless of their ability to pay for services.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jessica, you must first be an established primary care patient at Bread. We do not perform contact lens exams. We also do not have an optical shop on site, and as such, we do not make glasses. Please call the medical front desk for further assistance.

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Jamie Hare, PA-C, MPH

Physician Assistant

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Kristin Ashby

Nurse Practitioner

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Bread for the City’s services are made possible through the support of thousands of donors like you. Without your support, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, social, legal, advocacy, and medical services that we do to 10,000 DC residents every month. Thank you!

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