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Access to health care is vital for children to grow and develop and for adults to live a full and productive life.

Health conditions can have devastating effects beyond the immediate physical consequences. Illness, chronic disease and mental health concerns may impact the emotional and financial well-being of individuals and families in significant and permanent ways.

Access to Care

By providing access to primary care, mental health services and medication and by aligning community-wide goals with expertise from our network of partners, we help individuals and families achieve optimal health and live independently and productively in our community.

Living a Healthy Life

Providing comprehensive medical and mental health care to those with insufficient coverage goes beyond a doctor’s visit. It means helping people prevent, manage and treat all aspects of their health. It means giving them the information and resources needed to make healthy choices for their families.

Accessing Essential Mental Health Services in Union County

United Way of Central Carolinas is helping people in Union County achieve optimal health and live independently and productively.

Reducing Health Disparities Through Matthews Free Medical Clinic

Matthews Free Medical Clinic provides free high-quality health care, case management and educational services to low-income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg and Union counties.

Boosting Community Well-Being Through HealthReach Community Clinic

HealthReach Community Clinic provides free health care services and medications, helping to reduce health disparities and strengthen the well-being of Iredell County residents.

Tackling Food Insecurity in West Charlotte

For residents like Ms. Moore, eating well and accessing healthy, affordable groceries on a consistent basis are challenging when living in a lower-income, food insecure community.

Boosting Youth Health and Happiness

Lanitta got pregnant with her daughter at age 13 and soon felt overwhelmed without people or a place she could turn to for support.

Roadmap to the Unexpected

Brody was born with a one-of-a-kind chromosomal defect. There was no roadmap for how to help him. His mother turned to United Way.

It Takes A Village

We partner with local agencies focused specifically on the unique health needs of individuals to foster lasting change where it matters most: where we live.

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