UPDATE: MedChi Message on COVID-19: What You Need to Know Now


  • Not everyone needs a test. Testing is appropriate for those who are at the highest risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease.
  • Currently, COVID-19 testing is not widely available.
  • Mildly ill patients should be encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management.  

The Center for a Healthy Maryland is dedicated to the health and well being of Maryland citizens. We have created a Coronavirus Resource Page to help with any questions or concerns you may have. This is a resource page. Please follow the instructions of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) & the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).



The Center’s mission is to: advance the practice of medicine, enhance the quality of medical care, promote the health of the citizens of the State of Maryland, explore the history of medicine in Maryland, and preserve MedChi’s archives.

The Center’s programs include supporting the study of medicine and the diffusion of medical knowledge through the continuing medical education of physicians; providing programs to maintain the wellness of practicing physicians serving the public; preserving and learning from the past history of medical care in Maryland; educating the public about medical issues, and promoting public health programs. For more information, please read the Autumn 2019 Newsletter.

The Center supports a range of educational and charitable activities throughout the year including the Maryland Maternal Mortality Review, the Maryland Physician Health Program and the Dan McDougal Fund, the Hunt Lectureship, History of Maryland Medicine, and the Maryland Physicians Leadership Institute.

The Center for a Healthy Maryland is governed by a Board of Trustees, bringing together leaders in medicine, business, faith, education and the community. They work in concert to achieve health goals, create public policy advocacy and disseminate information to benefit the citizens of Maryland.

The Maryland Rx Card Prescription Drug discount program is being provided to help lower your drug costs to Maryland consumers. Click here for more information and to print or order your FREE Prescription Drug Card. This program has “LOWEST PRICE” logic to guarantee that you get the best deal on prescriptions. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!