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Novant and Michael Jordan open their second clinic

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This the second of two clinics made possible in part thanks to a $7 million from Michael Jordan.

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Last year, Novant opened the first of two brand new medical clinics with the purpose of serving uninsured and underinsured individuals in lower income areas of Charlotte. Now, almost a year to the day from that opening, the second one has opened.

From the press release:

Together these two medical clinics, which were made possible by a generous $7 million grant by Michael Jordan, offer comprehensive primary care, including behavioral health and social support services. The aim is to more directly address health equity gaps, which have further been exacerbated by COVID-19.

“We are thrilled the North End community of Charlotte will have access to the same comprehensive care that is transforming lives at the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in west Charlotte,” 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 communities that need it most. Michael Jordan’s commitment to improving the health of our communities, and society, is deep-rooted. We’re so grateful to be his partner in bringing care and resources to those who would otherwise be without.”

The new location is a 6,800 square foot facility on Statesville Avenue in the North End area of Charlotte. It has 12 patient exam rooms, and x-ray room, physical therapy, and an on-site social worker to help address issues related to social determinants of health.

You can view some clips of Michael Jordan speaking about the opening over Zoom here, here, and here.