Michael Jordan, Novant Health open second medical clinic amid coronavirus pandemic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Michael Jordan and Novant Health have opened a second medical clinic in Charlotte amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
This comes one year after the first Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic opened its doors in west Charlotte.
The second location will provide vital access to primary and preventive care to individuals in the North End community, including those who are uninsured or underinsured.
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.
Officials say 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.”
In its first year, the Freedom Drive location has seen more than 3,350 patients, including more than 450 children.
Of those, nearly 700 patients were assisted by the clinic’s full-time social worker with nearly 80 patients being referred for additional behavioral health care.
In April, the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic - Freedom Drive transitioned into a respiratory assessment center to meet the communities' needs for accessible COVID-19 screening, testing, treatment and education.
In that period, the clinic and nearby mobile health unit saw 12,584 appointments and performed nearly 14,000 COVID-19 tests. The primary care offered at this location was temporarily transferred to a nearby clinic where its providers continued to see patients for non-COVID-19 visits.
“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,” said Michael Jordan. “I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19. Our second clinic will provide critical services to improve the health and lives of more Charlotteans, which is so important to me and to Novant Health.”
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Patients can schedule appointments online, including same-day, or learn more about providers and available services online at nhmichaeljordanclinic.org. Walk-in visits are also available.
- 2701 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206
- Phone: 980-302-8521
- 3149 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
- Phone: 980-302-9405
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