Black Excellence: Michael Jordan Opens Second Clinic In North Carolina To Service Communities Without Healthcare

by Duke Magazine

After his three years of committing $7 million to Novant Health, six-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan is now responsible for two clinics that provide care to communities in Charlotte that have access to little or no healthcare.

“To see how this has evolved over the last year is too gratifying. It makes me want to continue doing more so that we can keep answering the bell when the bell is ringing,” Jordan said in a video addressing the clinic’s opening this week.

Housed in Charlotte’s North End, the new Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinic is equipped with 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, space for physical therapy, and is a 6,800 square-foot facility, per 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,” said Carl Armato, president, and CEO of Novant Health, in a statement.

According to CNN, the clinics assure that patrons don’t need insurance to receive treatment.

Prior to the second clinic, the first Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinic opened in October 2019, and has served more than 3,500 patients, also serving as a COVID-19 testing and screening site earlier this year.

“When we came together to mark the first clinic’s opening last fall, no one could have ever predicted we would be facing a global pandemic just five months later,” said Jordan in a statement. “I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19.”

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