The Arc of History Bends towards Access for Everyone

For 35 years, “care” has been at the center of Baltimore-based healthcare provider, Chase Brexton’s mission.  At their Cathedral Street location, they have served thousands of community members in the areas of medical care, behavioral health, dental care, pharmacy services and specialty services, to name a few.

Chase Brexton Health Services groundbreaking

Chase Brexton Health Services groundbreaking (Photo credit: MDGovpics)

For months, we have watched as the beautiful old Monumental Life Building on Charles Street was transformed into Chase Brexton Health Services’ new home. The 178,000 square foot building allows the service provider to throw open its doors even wider, and to better honor it’s credo to “to provide compassionate, quality health care that honors diversity, inspires wellness, and improves our communities.” 

In its newly opened home, the dedicated staff at Chase-Brexton Health Care can serve an even larger portion of the community, and they want you to know that includes YOU.  As a federally qualified health center, Chase Brexton offers a variety of medical, dental, behavioral health providers and case managers – as well as a Quality Improvement Manager and a Patient Advisory Council.

The organization began in service to the gay male population in 1978, at a time just before AIDS began to afflict the community, and was otherwise avoided by the mainstream. This mission, and the spirit that the organization is rooted in, are extremely important. Since then, they have expanded to six locations across the area – including student health services at MICA.

As it enters its new home in Mt. Vernon Center, however, Chase Brexton is still trying to raise awareness that their doors are open to everyone, and that the care they provide extends into all communities across the city – especially those in need.

While Chase Brexton Health Care’s pioneering effort and focus on inclusive care above all else will always be there for the LGBT community, labeling them as solely a LGBT service and treatment center seems like a missed opportunity on a (now even grander) scale.

Help spread the word that quality care, kindness and community resources abound in open space for all who need them over at 1111 N. Charles Street.

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Michelle Bond

I have worked as a social change agent within diverse communities for fifteen years. My primary focus: engaging communities of people – whether social profits or government; urban or rural; national or global – in development, consensus-building and behavior-changing initiatives. As Vice President at Campaign Consultation, Inc., I am responsible for cultivating relationships, overseeing client portfolios, project management, program design, and staff development. Read more.

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