Volunteers needed for free medical clinic


For Immediate Release

December 6, 2017

MANASSAS, Va. – On Wednesday, December 6, the Mother of Mercy Free Clinic in Manassas opened for business. With this clinic, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) will serve the estimated 4,500 people living in low-income households without insurance in Manassas and Manassas Park. The clinic needs volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and bilingual office staff.  For more information, contact Alexandra Luevano, Director of the Mother of Mercy Clinic at (703) 420-8992.


The medical clinic, which has a waiting room, four exam rooms and other offices, is open four hours a week with volunteer doctors, nurses and personnel. It primarily serves adults since children of low-income families can often receive medical insurance (i.e. Medicaid). During the non-clinical hours, CCDA will use the facility to provide a broader array of assistance related to immigration issues, mental health counseling, and referrals to other services.


The clinic is supported by healthcare contributions from Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center. The free medical clinic also uses a local lab for additional patient services. In addition, CCDA is receiving consultative services offered by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System, a Catholic healthcare institution, to set up an ethics committee for the clinic. Catholic Charities is also cooperating with Tepeyac Clinic of Divine Mercy Care to provide mutual support for clients. 




About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

The Mother of Mercy Free Clinic is one of 17 programs run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington to serve the poor in mind, body and spirit. To learn more about this work and how you can support it, please visit www.ccda.net.


About the Catholic Diocese of Arlington

The Diocese of Arlington is home to an estimated population of more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21 counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live out their faith at 70 parishes and six missions, and more than 17,500 students attend 45 Catholic pre-schools, elementary and high schools.