Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Nurses and doctors offer their services to provide medical services for prescreened needy individuals one evening per month. Spanish interpreters and support people are also needed. Volunteers are needed. Contact Susan Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Charlotte Community Health Clinic, please visit their website at www.charlottecommunityhealthclinic.org.
Healthcare for Our Community
The Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC) is a community service — a safety net organization created to help our uninsured neighbors who have no other access to healthcare. We provide quality health care, including primary care, ongoing chronic disease management and health education, to the county’s low income, uninsured population.
One in four Mecklenburg County residents (approx. 150,000) is uninsured with approximately 75,000 of those at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Over 40,000 have no access to medical care, and these numbers are growing quickly. Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate was recently reported at 11% — the fourth highest unemployment rate nationwide among metro areas, surpassing even Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Still, Charlotte also remains one of the fastest growing cities (3.4 % growth rate). Many area newcomers are boosting the region’s unemployment numbers as they relocate to the area for work, and many have no health insurance. The NC Institute of Medicine reports that the percentage of people without health insurance coverage is growing faster in North Carolina than in most of the country.