The Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center (MFHC), which is a free clinic, began through donations to the Foundation and serves the uninsured adult residents of the city of Portsmouth. Organizations within the city of Portsmouth such as Social Services, as well as homeless shelters, often refer patients. New patients also come from a referral to qualifying discharged patients from Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, physician offices, community health centers, civic agencies and local churches.
The MFHC is the patient’s medical home, providing valuable preventive care and maintenance, to improve their quality of life. The three highest diagnoses seen are diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Through grants we have been able to support dental care, diabetic supplies for newly diagnosed diabetics, and vision exams for diabetic patients.
Health care providers at the MFHC include a staff medical director, staff nurse practitioners, and a variety of volunteer physicians in fields such as general practice, podiatry, ophthalmology, hematology and vascular surgery. The MFHC's medication assistance program sees about 400 patients a month and distributes about 900 medications per month. During fiscal year 2017, the MFHC provided over 11,000 patient visits, $1.35M in care and over $10.1M through the medication assistance program.
Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center
3600 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
phone: (757) 215-3100
fax: (757) 393-9263