Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is taking a step forward to help build healthier communities with the opening of its new Blue Cross NC Charlotte Center. The Charlotte Center relocated to a larger space in the Historic West End this fall. Members of the Charlotte community -- Blue Cross NC members and non-members -- will have access to the space that provides in-person sales and customer service. The center also offers a variety of activities for seniors to stay active and avoid loneliness.

At a Grand Opening celebration, Blue Cross NC hosted several local non-profit organizations, community leaders and Charlotte residents. The Charlotte Center is one of three centers across the state designed to provide meaningful support and to be a trusted resource to meet the needs of the community. The center will assist members with understanding a claim or medical bills, support community members with finding the right insurance plan or questions about health care and provide wellness classes and preventive care tips to help improve overall health. 

“We take pride in opportunities to listen and work side-by-side with organizations helping to improve the health of our communities,” said Blue Cross NC CEO, Tunde Sotunde. “Our vision is for this center to become your center."

The center will also be a hub for non-profits and other community organizations that need a space to gather for their critical work.

In addition to hosting non-profit groups needing a meeting place, Blue Cross NC’s Charlotte Center is also training the next generation in the workforce. It hosts six Johnson C. Smith University students in its Student Associate program. Students work in the center and learn about career opportunities at Blue Cross NC.

The center is located at 2336 Freedom Drive, Suite C in Charlotte. It will serve visitors Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The opening of the new Charlotte center follows the launch of a larger center in Boone in April.