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It is estimated there are more than 55,000 low-income, uninsured residents in Montgomery County. Mercy, one of 10 county health clinics, serves more than 2,200 of these residents annually with nearly 7,500 office visits and/or free medication pick up visits. All of our patients have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty line. Many face health disparities due to their low-income and struggle with obesity and chronic health conditions at a higher rate than the average population. Approximately 66% are obese and 35% manage a chronic condition such as diabetes and hypertension.

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Our patients primarily work in service and contracting jobs, with no health insurance and no paid leave. They do not have income if they do not work and are among the hardest impacted by the pandemic experiencing high rates of community spread of the virus. Recognizing that poverty has a substantial impact as one of the social determinants of health, we have expanded our partnerships to better coordinate access to other necessary social supports such as healthy food and to other nonprofit programs that provide legal help, rental assistance and early childhood education programs.

Berto has diabetes. He needed care during the pandemic.
And you were there to help.

Like most contractors, Berto’s income was tied to how much he worked, and because of the pandemic, there wasn’t much work. To stretch his money, he ate mostly rice and bread, because everything else cost too much. He started to lose weight, and wasn’t feeling well.

When he came to Mercy for care, his lab work found that his blood sugar was very high and he needed help. Berto left with medication to manage his blood sugar – provided free of charge – and a connection to a community partner who could provide healthy food for him and his family.

Berto’s health is so much better with the right medication, healthy food and regular follow-up with his medical team at Mercy.

Beating brain cancer is no easy feat,
but your gift made it happen.

Martha didn’t think cancer would happen once, let alone twice. But you were there to help Martha when it happened to her.

“I think of my two children and being able to help them. I want to have more time to be a mom for them,” explains Martha.

Martha was a patient of Mercy Health Clinic when cancer struck the first time in 2006. She found out it had returned in 2017, when she received the devastating diagnosis that she had a tumor in her brain that was the size of a golf ball. Through referrals to partner specialists, Martha was able to benefit from the most cutting edge medical treatment available – all provided at no charge to Martha – and her prognosis is excellent. Today, thanks to you, Martha is a happy and grateful survivor, who plans to be there for her teenage children long into the future.

Though not all health care involves a life-threatening cancer diagnosis like Martha’s, access to health care can literally change lives.

Changing lives is not easy,
but your gift makes it possible.

Perhaps the most important care we can provide at Mercy Health Clinic is the everyday care that enables people to work, to care for their families, and to live healthier lives, as we did for Louis.

Louis didn’t have routine medical care for most of his life due to a lack of access and lack of insurance. When he came to Mercy, his medical team identified several serious health conditions, some stemming from lifestyle choices made over many years.

Upon learning about these health conditions, Louis committed to improving his health, and completely changed his lifestyle. He took medication as directed, paid close attention to his eating and exercise, lost weight, and as a result, Louis’s health is much improved, and his prognosis is very different from his first visit to Mercy.

For patients like Louis, access to everyday healthcare literally changes lives.