LNCHC was awarded funding in Rounds 2 and 6 of the COVID19 Response Fund. Read the full report by Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way Central Carolinas HERE. March 2022
LNCHC was mentioned by LKN Currents in its November 2021 issue. Page 18 lists the clinic along with other ways you can “Pay It Forward” in the LKN community this holiday season. November 2021.
The clinic’s partnership with the Ada Jenkins Free Medical Center was featured in Cornelius Today. Coverage was also provided by WFAE 90.7. April 2021.
LNCHC’s teachers and first responders vaccine clinic was recently featured on WSOC TV. View the story HERE. March 5, 2021.
LNCHC Executive Director, April Cook, has been named among the awardees as a CEO Today Magazine, Business Women of the Year 2020. The magazine recognizes the achievements of entrepreneurs and leaders across industry globally. Click HERE to view the issue. June 2020.
LNCHC was featured in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article on how local nonprofits are putting the COVID-19 Response Fund to work. Read the text below. May 12, 2020.
A place for uninsured to get care keeps doors open with $50,000 grant
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic
On March 18, a patient walked into the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic feeling sick. He had just returned from China and his symptoms pointed to Covid-19, the incurable disease that, by that point, had already caused a widespread shutdown in the United States.
The Lake Norman clinic had no way to test the man. He was already on blood thinners and asthmatic, meaning he had underlying conditions that could further complicate matters. He would end up at the hospital for treatment but, it turned out, he did not have Covid-19.
Barbara Alcala, community health-care worker at Lake Norman Community Health Clinic, helps a patient with curbside pickup for insulin
Since March 18, the clinic hasn’t admitted any patients. But it is still open. The clinic only treats those who are uninsured with medication and care for various ailments, chiefly through telemedicine. A response fund grant of $50,000 helped the clinic ramp up those capabilities.
“In our world, our whole goal is to keep patients out of the emergency room for easily-taken-care-of acute needs and chronic disease and medication refills,” said April Cook, clinic co-founder and executive director. “We don’t want them going to the ER.”
At present, 85% of the clinic’s patients are being cared for using telemedicine.
Cook is hopeful that, beyond the Covid-19 Response Fund, other foundations and donors will keep community health clinics in mind for grants. The patient load has increased 10% this year. With more than 1 million people across the state having lost their jobs since March 15, Lake Norman and other clinics anticipate patient demand will keep growing.
Many of the clinic’s 1,500 patients have, or had, multiple jobs. All are at 200% or less of the federal poverty level, living paycheck to paycheck. Cook said the clinic has been actively contacting all patients to ask about their overall health: physical, mental, financial.
An area foundation donated $5,100 in grocery store gift cards, which the clinic provided patients in need.
The stay-at-home orders hurt service-industry and hourly workers hardest — and many Lake Norman patients fall into those categories.
“This is unprecedented in the fact that people who want to work can’t work,” Cook said. “That fear alone, that is just rippling through our population. And for our population, that is always living on the fringe, this has been unbelievable stress.”
LNCHC Community Health Worker Aida Alcala’s educational journey was recently featured in the Gaston Gazette. Read her story HERE. April 25, 2020.
LNCHC was recently featured on Fox News 46. View the story HERE. April 23, 2020.
LNCHC was recently featured on WSOC TV. View the story HERE. April 17, 2020.
Read about Lake Norman Community Health Clinic’s role in the state’s COVID-19 telemedicine response HERE. April 14, 2020.
LNCHC staff recently attended the Lake Norman Chamber’s quarterly Non-profit Summit Meeting. Click HERE to view the article. June 21, 2018.
The United Way of Central Carolinas has awarded LNCHC a 2018-2019 Community Impact Grant. The grant will begin July 1st, and will assist chronic disease patients in the Mooresville-Lake Norman service area. View the full list of community partners HERE. June 7, 2018.
View the Executive Director’s presentation to the Mecklenburg County BOCC at the June 4, 2018 budget public hearing for FY2019 HERE. (2:30:23)
The Peninsula Community Foundation recently promoted the clinic’s Sunset and Sandals fundraiser in their May 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors newsletter.
The Lake Norman Community Health Forum held a September 21st benefit at The Kilted Buffalo.
LNCHC’s 98 Donors, $98 campaign was featured in the July 31, 2017 issue of Cornelius Today. Click HERE for the link.
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic’s accreditation was recently featured in The Herald Weekly.
CVS Health Foundation awards over $ 1 Million in grants to improve Americans’ access to quality health care.
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic was featured March 28th, 2017 in the Lake Norman Citizen for receiving a new laser printer from the Lake Norman Healthcare Forum.
View Clinic Founder and Medical Director Dr. David Cook, and Executive Director April Cook in NAFCC’s promotional video by clicking HERE.
Executive Director April Cook shares LNCHC needs in a January 26th article published in The Herald Weekly. The publication featured the Jan 20th LKN Chamber Friday Focus meeting for local non-profits. Click HERE to view the article.
In October, Executive Director April Cook appeared on the “Around the Lake” show with host Suzanne Meyer. Listen to the interview which aired on WSIC 100.7 FM on Thursday, October 6th .
LNCHC Founders Dr. David Cook and Executive Director April Cook were featured as “Mover and Shakers” in the August 2016 issue of Lake Norman Currents. Read the full article HERE.