Community Involvement

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Dedicated to Improving Our Community’s Health

Accessible Care for All

Holy Cross Health has been a successful steward of our community’s health for decades, ensuring that all people have access to quality care—especially underserved and vulnerable community members. Through years of service, we have embraced this important responsibility by developing sustainable community benefit programs, often with partners, to keep all those we serve on the path to good health, regardless of ability to pay. Our community involvement includes low-cost or free health services, including health education, wellness programs and services. 

It’s all part of our goal to make exceptional care more accessible to all those in need in our community. That is one reason why Holy Cross Health is a trusted partner in health, helping more people unlock their potential and live life to its fullest.

Holy Cross Health Network

The Holy Cross Health Network is dedicated to creating access to top-quality health care for all of the people in our community. We’re providing area residents with affordable medical care in  four neighborhood centers, three primary care sites, and forging partnerships with providers, community health organizations and insurers to help area citizens live healthier lives.

Holy Cross Health Centers

Our Holy Cross Health Centers bring quality primary care to low-income residents in four Montgomery County locations:

Each year, thousands of adults who face financial barriers to accessing care make our health centers their medical home. That’s more than 30,000 visits to our centers a year.

The health centers’ highly skilled staff of physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses speak English and Spanish. Interpretation services are available for other languages, as well. The centers also serve as a training ground for the next generation of health care professionals.

Holy Cross Health Partners

Holy Cross Health Partners are primary-care sites owned and operated by Holy Cross Health, with locations at Asbury Methodist Village and Montgomery Village in Gaithersburg, and in Kensington. These practices specialize in internal medicine for adults and include physicians with geriatric medicine training and expertise.

Holy Cross Health Community Health Program

Holy Cross Health's Community Health program includes expansive outreach and education that offer health screenings with connections to treatment, health education and wellness classes. In addition, special events are available at community locations throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, as well as Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.

The Community Health program offers something for every member of the family from exercise classes for adults and seniors, to support groups for caregivers and patients. There are courses to help families prepare for childbirth and parenthood and others to give people the tools they need to prevent and manage chronic disease. Literally hundreds of community health classes are offered every year and are focused on dozens of topics of interest to people of all ages.

The Community Health program features a team of multicultural and multilingual health workers who go into the community to distribute health education and information about medical services to help increase access to care for those who often go without. This helps to break down communication and cultural barriers that impede our community’s health.

Annual Report

Holy Cross Health’s 2022 Annual Report, Following Our True North, highlights our 60 years of quality service. Learn where we came from and how our history impacts our commitment to our patients.