Michael Jordan Donates 7M To Open Two Family Clinics In Charlotte

At a time when there’s so much talk about health care, some are taking action.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 100,000 people who live in Charlotte do not have health insurance. Families living in underserved communities face barriers including difficulty accessing preventive and primary and mental health services, as well as a lack of an integrative and comprehensive approach to health care.

Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets and a North Carolina native, will do his part to change those statistics. He is donating $7 million to open two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte. The comprehensive medical clinics will serve some of the most at-risk and underserved communities in Charlotte and are expected to open late in 2020, according to a press release issued by Novant Health.

The clinics will fill a critical void, offering affordable, high-quality care, such as behavioral health, physical therapy, social work, oral health and family planning.  They won’t have to go beyond their own neighborhood either.

The impact is expected to be significant. According to Novant Health, over five years the clinics are projected to care for nearly 35,000 children and adults who are currently without primary and preventive care or who use the emergency room for non-urgent medical issues.

“I am proud to partner with Novant Health to bring critical health services to underserved areas of Charlotte and the thousands of North Carolinians with limited access to health care,” said Michael Jordan, in a prepared statement. “Through my years of working with Novant Health, I have been impressed with their approach and their commitment to the community. It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve.”

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