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About Baltimore Medical System

Red brick Baltimore row houses. Baltimore Medical System serves the local community.

The largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maryland

Baltimore Medical System serves nearly 55,000 patients in Greater Baltimore, primarily in low-income, underserved areas.

Baltimore Medical System is a community-based, independent non-profit. The level of care we provide goes far beyond what you’d expect from a general practitioner. Every patient and every family has access to an entire team of healthcare providers, mental health counselors and Health Benefits Advisors. Along with that care, we offer programs and education that can help everyone be healthier in every aspect of their lives.


We are deeply committed to improving health, wellness and the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing safe, high quality, accessible and affordable healthcare.


In the communities we serve, Baltimore Medical System will be the provider of choice for our patients, employer of choice for our committed staff, and partner of choice for public and private initiatives.


Our values will be demonstrated by our teamwork, honesty, reliability, productivity and commitment to a diverse staff. Delivery of services is based on the values of compassion, confidentiality, continuous quality improvement and responsible use of available resources.

How We Help Our Patients


Baltimore Medical System is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system in Maryland. FQHCs must meet government standards for quality of care and provide a defined range of basic health services. Read more about FQHCs. Baltimore Medical System is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). We are an FTCA deemed facility. Health centers provide high quality preventive and primary healthcare to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Approximately 1 in 14 people in the U.S. relies on a HRSA-funded health center for medical care. Health center quality of care equals and often surpasses that provided by other primary care providers. Overall, health centers emphasize coordinated primary and preventive services or a “medical home” that promotes reductions in health disparities for low‐income individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, rural communities and other underserved populations.