Mercy Health Clinic patients have access to a wide range of services right here on-site, as well as off-site through partnerships the Clinic has established.Primary Medical Care
All patients are seen by a board certified physician or nurse practitioner. Treatment at the clinic includes blood tests, and frequently calls for X-Rays, mammograms and other specialty care. We are our patients' partner in health.
- Primary preventative care;
- Diagnosis and treatment of general acute and chronic medical problems;
- Management of chronic medical conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes;
- Referrals for professional consultation, including to on-site dental clinic and behavioral health specialists;
- Access to off-site specialty care, including surgical procedures when possible;
- Patient navigation to assist with mammography and other areas.
Mercy Health Clinic patients benefit from numerous specialty clinics we offer on-site, such as:
- ENT (ear, nose and throat)
- Endometrial biopsy
- Medication therapy management
Patients needing specialty care outside the clinic are assisted by a referral nurse who accesses a network of partner agencies, enabling nearly all patients to obtain the specialty care they need including surgery.Pharmacy
Mercy Health Clinic patients are provided with both prescription and over-the-counter medications free of charge from our on-site pharmacy, leading to increased patient compliance.
Our pharmacy supplied over $250,000 in pharmaceuticals to patients in 2011 thanks to financial contributors to the Clinic, and in-kind support from the the State Medbank program and the County Pharmedix program.
Through a partnership with the University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy, our most acute diabetic patients and any patient on five or more medications participate in our Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. Pharmacy professors, along with new pharmacists and final year pharmacy students, meet one-on-one with our patients and are active members of the patient care team along with our physicians. The MTM program at Mercy Health Clinic has received national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is seen as a model for other clinics to replicate nationwide.Health Education
Mercy Health Clinic's health education program is led by a physician and certified nutritionist. They teach classes for patients as well hold individual nutrition counseling sessions at the Clinic.
The goal is to change lifestyles and help patients manage their chronic diseases through exercise, diet and medication.
- Diabetes Education
- Nutrition Education
- Lifestyle Education and Exercise
- Medication Management