A year after the first Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, big basketball and its partner Novant Health opened a second facility.
With the same goal of providing vital access to primary and preventive care to the uninsured or underinsured, the new clinic will serve the North End community.
Like the original medical clinic in West Charlotte, which was built with a generous $ 7 million grant from Michael Jordan, the new one also offers behavioral health and social support services, addressing aggravated health equity gaps. by COVID-19.
“Michael Jordan’s commitment to improving the health of our communities and society is deeply ingrained,” said Carl Armato, CEO and President of Novant Health.
“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 the communities that need it most,” he added.
Jordan said in a Zoom call (look down), “When we gathered to celebrate the opening of the first clinic last fall, no one could have predicted that we would be facing a global pandemic only five months later. I am very proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19. “
In your first year, the clinic on Freedom Drive has cared for more than 3,350 patients, including more than 450 children. Of these, nearly 700 patients were assisted by the clinic’s full-time social worker and nearly 80 patients were referred for additional behavioral health care.
Since April, when the clinic became a respiratory screening center to serve the needs of the accessible coronavirus screening, testing, treatment and education communities, they have completed 12,584 appointments and performed nearly 14,000 COVID-19 tests.
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The new North End location at 2701 Statesville is a 6,800-square-foot clinic equipped with 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room and space for physical therapy. In particular, it will also implement the same integrated services model as the Freedom Drive clinic in West Charlotte to identify, treat, and support the social determinants of health. This model includes bringing in a full-time licensed clinical social worker on-site to help address those social determinants of health.
Clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients can schedule appointments online, including same day, or learn more about providers and services available online at nhmichaeljordanclinic.org. Walk-ins are also offered.
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