CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC) announced today that Secretary Azar visited the clinic’s Novant Health University Medical Plaza location during his tour of local agencies serving on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
As one of only two Federally Qualified Health Centers in Charlotte, CCHC provides medical, dental, and social service resources to thousands of patients each year, including a large percentage of Charlotte’s uninsured and homeless populations.
“We appreciate Secretary Azar’s visit and his ongoing concern and support for community clinics across the country. CCHC received COVID-19 response funds from HRSA and we’re grateful for the opportunity to share with Secretary Azar how those funds have supported our patients,” said Carolyn Allison CEO of Charlotte Community Health Clinic. “As our community enters phase 2 of recovery, we’re cognizant of the fact that COVID-19 continues to be a major threat to the health of our patients. We look forward to continued partnership and support from our federal, state, and local partners.”
Novant Health is a longstanding partner of Charlotte Community Health Clinic and expressed support and gratitude for Secretary Azar’s visit. “Since 2001, CCHC has been a pillar of support for the underserved. Novant Health’s Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown was instrumental in the founding of the clinic and we’re committed to continuing our close partnership for years to come,” said Dr. Jerome Williams, Jr, senior vice president of consumer engagement for Novant Health. “Since joining CCHC’s board of directors, I’ve witnessed firsthand their steadfast commitment to the health of our community and their dedicated response to COVID-19.”