(CNN)Six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he has funded in the North Carolina city.
Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance
The facility will offer care to Charlotte residents, including underinsured and uninsured patients.
At the opening Thursday of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, Jordan gave an emotional speech.
"As you can see, it's a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that's supported me over the years," he said with tears on his cheeks.
In 2017, Jordan committed $7 million to Novant Health to open two clinics in Charlotte. The donation came with a pledge to provide resources to communities with little or no health care.
The clinic will offer typical primary and preventative care, but will also provide patients with behavioral health and social support services.
The 6,800-square-foot facility is equipped with 12 exam rooms, an X-ray room and a physical therapy space. In addition, a full-time social worker is on staff to provide social support services to patients.