Managing a chronic health condition can be challenging, especially for those with limited access to transportation. With our AccessHealth program, getting the support you need to get well and stay well is easy.
Our program provides clinical care coordination performed by registered nurses, who will visit your home and make a Care Plan that meets your needs. He or she will go over your medical history with you and record all your medications, learn about any conditions or diseases you may have, and review your diet with you. This will help you stay well and at home in your community. If needed, a clinical care coordinator will accompany you to healthcare appointments.
We also have neighborhood wellness advocates — members of your own community who can assist in arranging transportation, scheduling and preparing for medical appointments. If needed, a neighborhood wellness advocate will also accompany you to healthcare appointments.
AccessHealth is available to residents of the Greater Lexington Park area — zip codes 20634, 20653 or 20667 — who have one of the following chronic diseases: asthma, diabetes, hypertension/high blood pressure, congestive health failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or behavioral health issues.
Anyone can make a referral to AccessHealth on his or her behalf, or for another person. To make a referral, call June Castro, operations specialist, at 240-237-8272. This number has voicemail options but if you would like to speak with someone, call Health Connections at 301-475-6019.
AccessHealth Shuttle Service
The AccessHealth shuttle is available to anyone and runs an established loop within the Greater Lexington Park area taking riders to healthcare appointments, community service agencies, shopping areas and the two county transit transfer stations at Tulagi Place and Lexwood Drive, among other stops. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (there is a half-hour break between 12 and 12:30 p.m.), making a loop through the Great Mills, Lexington Park and Park Hall zip codes approximately every hour, on the hour. There are 16 regular stops year round with an additional stop at the Farmers Market June – Oct. The Care Net Pregnancy Center stop is available by request only.
The shuttle can carry eight mobile passengers and two wheelchair riders. The cost is $1 per ride (must be exact change), or $20 for a three-month pass. Quarterly passes cover Jan – Mar, Apr – Jun, Jul – Sept, and Oct – Dec. We also honor STS tickets (rider must show ticket upon boarding the shuttle). Riders must pay the fare if they are 18 or older; children 17 and younger riding free with a parent or guardian. Quarterly passes are available for purchase by agencies at the flat fee rate. Those who cannot afford payment options may complete an application for assistance and submit it to the AccessHealth office at the address below.