MARLBOROUGH – MetroWest Free Medical Program has announced that it will be changing locations to 246 Maple St., Suite 1, in Marlborough.
The program offers free medical care to patients through its adult medicine, women’s health and vision clinics.
With 2,000 square feet of medical space, the clinic will accommodate the free evening adult medicine and women’s health clinics.
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Framingham served as a temporary site for its adult medicine and women’s health clinics from March to October.
“With similar missions to provide health care to anyone in need no matter their ability to pay, we were pleased to provide the program with temporary space for up to a year while they searched for a permanent location,” said President and CEO Stephen J. Kerrigan.
Prior, the program hosted free evening clinics at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury and in a building owned by the First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist on Edgell Road.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the program’s walk-in clinic at Congregation Beth El was suspended, and First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist sold the property earlier this year.
“We are grateful for the continued relationship with Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, as well as Congregation Beth El and First Parish and the members who volunteer with us,” said Executive Director Danielle Kehoe.
Kehoe said they sought a permanent location for their adult medicine, women’s health and specialty services.
She noted that MetroWest Free Medical Program relies on volunteers and the commitment of individual, foundation and corporate sponsors.
“When we had trouble finding a partner that could accommodate our evening hours and our clinical requirements, the community rallied together to raise funds toward a lease,” Kehoe said.
Josh Seadia, who is principal of JMJ Commercial Realty, worked with Dr. Vinay Kumar and Dr. Jose Flores-Cardillo of Charles River Medical Associates, who Kehoe said has provided them flexibility in their agreement to support subleasing to specialists.
“This will afford the opportunity to generate revenue to offset rent and, ultimately, fulfill our commitment to our patients,” she said.
The Free Medical Program was founded in 2004 and is said to serve as an entry point to the healthcare system for those who are uninsured or insufficiently insured.
For more information, visit www.metrowestfreemedicalprogram.org.