June 15, 2020

Catholic Charities' Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics Earn National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics 2020 Standards Gold Rating 

Recognition Highlights Clinics' Commitment to Providing Quality Healthcare to Underserved Communities    


ARLINGTON, Va. - Catholic Charities' Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics (MoM) earned the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) 2020 Standards Gold Rating. The exemplary rating attests that MoM operates in accord with high standards of health and safety policies and procedures and has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care to patients, ensuring the medically underserved have access to affordable health care.

Catholic Charities operates a MoM clinic in Manassas and one in Woodbridge. The Manassas clinic opened more than two years ago and provided care for 761 patients at 2,466 visits in FY 2019. The Woodbridge clinic opened less than two months ago and began offering telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as COVID-19 testing.

“This gold rating is another demonstration of our commitment to providing high quality health care to women and men with low income who live in our communities. During this coronavirus pandemic, it's particularly essential that we offer this level of medical care without financial constraints,” said Alexandra Luevano, Program Director, MoM Clinics. “We earned this honor because of the expertise and compassion of our volunteer medical professionals, who are dedicated to delivering high quality care within the communities we serve.”

The Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics provide appointments for annual physicals, disease management, nutrition, sick visits, prenatal care, health classes, and referral to medical services, including referrals to other Catholic Charities services. The Woodbridge clinic will expand to offer GYN care, emergency appointments, advance illness care, and dental care once social distancing guidelines are eased.

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For more information, contact Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, at 571-215-8731 or

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington serves the poor and vulnerable who live within the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese of Arlington, which is led by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. Catholic Charities provides food for the hungry, a free medical clinic for adults including prenatal care, adoption services, transformational housing for the homeless, mental health counseling, emergency financial assistance, prison ministry, workforce development, and immigration and refugee services. Catholic Charities serves all, regardless of faith.