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C.W. Williams Community Health Center opens site in public housing
Partnership with Charlotte Housing Authority
 
Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:00 pm
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

There’s a new health care option for Charlotte’s low-income residents.


A partnership between C.W. Williams Community Health Center and Charlotte Housing Authority launched the Charlotte Housing Medical Center to provide affordable health care at Charlottetown Terrace for its residents and underserved communities.

“We are bringing vitally important primary care services closer to where people live and work. With dramatic increases in chronic diseases and behavioral health issues, the search is on for innovative strategies to reach people at their points of need,” said Debra Weeks CEO of CWWCHC. “This partnership is a clear example of leadership realizing that in order to have healthier communities, we must work together to serve the whole person.”

The medical center, located on the 11th floor at Charlottetown Terrace, 1000 Baxter St., will be open weekdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Primary healthcare will be provided on site as well as pharmaceutical delivery services and diagnostic testing. Referrals to specialty care, such as behavioral health, HIV care, and dental services, are also provided. Services will be offered through a discount sliding fee scale.

“The value of having easy access to quality healthcare cannot be underestimated for our residents,” CHA President and CEO A. Fulton Meachem Jr. said. “Being able to address the healthcare needs of our residents holistically in a place where they feel comfortable and receive a continuity of care will be life-changing.”

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