|New Charlotte clinic at 2701 Statesville – Novant Health Source: Good News Network|
In just a year after the opening of the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, the basketball superstar and Novant Health have opened a second facility.
The purpose of the healthcare clinics are to provide vital access to primary and preventive care to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured in the North End community of Charlotte.
The clinic is being built with the generous $7 million grant from Michael Jordan. It will offer behavioral health and social support services—addressing health equity gaps further exacerbated by COVID-19.
Carl Armato, CEO and president of Novant Health said, “Michael Jordan’s commitment to improving the health of our communities, and society, is deep-rooted.”
“The impact of the first clinic has been measurable and if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is the importance of having accessible, safe, and quality care in communities that need it most,” he added.
On a Zoom call Jordan said, “When we came together to mark the first clinic’s opening last fall, no one could have predicted we would be facing a global pandemic just five months later. I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19.”
During its first year, the clinic on Freedom Drive saw more than 3,350 patients, including more than 450 children; and of those assisted nearly 700 patients by the clinic’s full-time social worker.
Since April the clinic transitioned into a respiratory assessment center to meet the community needs for COVID-19 screening, testing, treatment and education.
The new North End clinic is located at 2701 Statesville is a 6,800 square foot facility equipped with 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, and space for physical therapy.Both clinics are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Patients can schedule appointments online and same-day. To learn more about providers and services visit nhmichaeljordanclinic.org.
Source: Good News Source