Thanks to healthcare providers and some black pastors in the Charlotte community, testing sites for the coronavirus are in place in some of the most vulnerable areas in the city.
Novant Health and Atrium Health have stepped up to offer testing sites around the city. In addition, several black pastors wrote and delivered a letter to Mecklenburg County’s Manager requesting testing sites. And action was taken.
For example, testing begins today (Wednesday, April 15) at Novant Health’s Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic on Freedom Drive. Health officials say the area has some of Mecklenburg County’s highest rates of COVID-19. It’s open from 8am – 5pm to take test those who have symptoms.
Healthcare workers say visit a testing site if you have symptoms that include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
Here’s a list of other sites:
Novant plans to open the mobile testing sites around noon Wednesday, April 15. They’ll be open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. No appointment needed, but Novant asks you call them first at 877-966-8268 if you believe you have symptoms. People can be serviced in their car or can walk up.
- Salisbury: The Novant Health COVID-19 screening and respiratory assessment center in Salisbury has moved from 315 Mocksville to 1904 Jake Alexander Blvd.
- Charlotte: 2845 Beatties Ford Road
- Charlotte: 5501 Executive Center Drive
- Charlotte: The Michael Jordan Clinic on Freedom Drive will open Wednesday as a respiratory assessment center (you must have an appointment)
Atrium Health Mobile Unit
- Charlotte: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Tuesday at Atrium Health NorthPark
- Charlotte: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.: Thursday at First Baptist Church West
- Affinity Health Center – Lakeshore Parkway: Monday -Friday by appointment