After a $7million donation last year, the @NovantHealth Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic will open off Freedrom Drive in West Charlotte. The services will focus on physical, dental & behavioral health for residents who may not have access. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/Kc1C2njNdw— Anthony Kustura (@AnthonyWSOC9) October 17, 2019
The facilities intend to provide primary and preventative care to those in underprivileged areas of Charlotte with a focus on physical, dental, and behavioral health. They’ll provide service to uninsured and underinsured patients and connect them with programs that will cover their medical expenses. The facilities will also be able to connect people with food and housing assistance.
The one that opened today is on Freedom Dr. near its intersection with Ashley Rd. and Tuckaseegee Rd. The second is scheduled to open late next year on Statesville Ave.
Jordan was emotional during his address to the crowd, thanking the community that has supported him for so many years and pledging to give back.
With tears in his eyes, Michael Jordan told the crowd, “It’s amazing to be able to give back to the community that’s supported me over the years...I know where I’m from.“ @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/csKd0h8QWQ— Anthony Kustura (@AnthonyWSOC9) October 17, 2019
This is an awesome gesture from Jordan. I don’t care how much money you have, $7 million is a lot to give purely out of a desire to help others. Kudos to him for seeing an area of his community that needed help and doing something about it.