The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County (PCC) is making health care happen. Our vision is a community in which all residents have the opportunity to live healthy lives. We work with clinics, hospitals, health care providers, and other community partners to coordinate health care services for our most vulnerable neighbors.
The PCC is deeply committed to providing a continuum of care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured, ethnically diverse residents of Montgomery County.
The most vulnerable members of our community frequently lead medically and socially complex lives. Without access to primary and preventive health services their health declines:
- They may not be able to work
- They may struggle to support their families
- They may receive costly medical care at hospital emergency departments
- They may become hospitalized where they will receive high cost acute care
- And if they don’t get the care they need, they may even have a reduced life expectancy
The PCC administers a variety of programs designed to increase access to care and improve the quality of care in the Montgomery County health safety-net. We:
- Build cohesion among Montgomery Cares clinical and administrative leadership
- Establish consensus care quality metrics and standards
- Coordinate technical assistance to clinics
- Manage clinic-based behavioral health services
- Provide clinic network infrastructure including a shared electronic health record, point-of-service generic medications, access to brand name medications through pharmaceutical company Patient Assistance Programs , a pro-bono specialty care network, and disease management programs
The PCC is an award winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by members of the institution.
- 2011 Promising Practice Award of Excellence, American Diabetes Association
- 2010 Neighborhood Builders Award, Bank of America
- 2009 Technology Innovation Award, NPower