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Saturday, 26 March 2011 00:00

Charlotte Anychild at Care RingMy mommy always takes us to the doctor. I heard Grandma tell mommy not to forget about herself. Mom always refuses because she says it is too much money she has tried to get into a free clinic but she was turned down. Mom has diabetes and finally ran out of her medication. I get scared when mommy is sick.

Grandma found a doctor my mom could go to without insurance that would not cost a lot of money. Today my mom and I took the bus to the Care Ring Clinic, it is located right by where the Bobats play basketball.

The office was on the first floor of a building that is called the Children & Family Service Center. It was really nice, I thought it was so cool when the lady at the front desk spoke Spanish. A couple kids in my class at school also speak Spanish, I wish I could too.

On the way home I could tell Mommy seemed relieved and I was happy knowing mommy wouldn’t get sick.


Did you know that every 1 percent rise in unemployment increases the number of uninsured by 1.1 million?

Care Ring provides services to 10,000 Mecklenburg County’s uninsured and underinsured every year through the low cost clinic, Physicians Reach Out and Nurse Family Partnership. One in 10 people die from limited access to Health Services.

Wonder Why Low Cost Health Care is Important?

  • Most low-income people DO NOT qualify for Medicaid. Childless adults, regardless of how poor rarely qualify for Medicaid unless they are disabled.
  • Nearly 20 percent of NC’s full-time workforce is uninsured.
  • 1,500 NC residents lose their health coverage every week.
  • Only 49% of firms with fewer than 10 employees an afford to provide health insurance to employees
  • Between 1999 and 2008, the average annual family premium increased 119%, soaring from $5,971 to $12,680.

Care Ring Clinic

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Now taking appointments – 704-375-0172

$50 flat fee, Non-emergency only, Walk-ins welcome

Located on the bottom floor of the Children & Family Service Center on the corner of N. Davidson and 5th Streets. Free parking is available in the lot next to the building. Metered parking is available on the street.

Services:

  • Checkups
  • Sick visits
  • Physicals
  • Chronic disease management
  • Lab services
  • Comprehensive pre-employment and school physicals
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