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Michael Jordan Opens Health Clinic for Low-Income Patients

Two clinics will be opened in Charlotte, NC to provide healthcare for people who are uninsured or in a low-income households.

Michael Jordan cut the ribbon Friday at the first of two health clinics he funded with his family in his hometown.

This Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic is in a lower-income part of Charlotte and will provide access to essential healthcare services, including primary and preventative care. 

Jordan’s clinic is a $7.2 million facility, and is expected to serve 35,000 people over the next five years. Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, and owner of the Charlotte Hornets, says this is his way of giving to a community his family calls home.

“This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years,” Jordan said. “This is just the start of a battle of being able to touch as many people as we can.”

The clinic officially opened its doors in September 2019, and has already provided healthcare services to 300 people. The facilities will provide access to doctors, social workers, mental health experts, and dentists. 

Jordan was raised in Wilmington, NC and played college basketball at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Since taking over as owner of the Charlotte Hornets in 2010, Jordan’s charitable reach has worked to help underprivileged communities.   

“I’ve gone off and made my life in Illinois and other places, but I know where it all begins,” Jordan said. 
 

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