Primary and Preventative Medical Care (Primary Care)
Healthy Connections, Inc. (HCI) is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of children and adults throughout the Western/Central Arkansas region. We continue to provide our community with the patient-centered quality health care they need and to help them attain a higher standard of living, regardless of social or financial setbacks. This is done by promoting health awareness, education, parenting skills and support through numerous state and federal programs.
HCI began in 1998 as a home visiting outreach operation. In December of 2002, HCI expanded their horizon and started another project-a Federally Qualified Health Center in Mena providing many services, including medical and dental care. In 2007, Healthy Connections, Inc. (HCI) received a new grant to open a satellite clinic in Mt. Ida, The Montgomery County Community Clinic (MCCC). MCCC opened in December of 2007 and is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary and preventative medical and dental services.
In 2012, HCI partnered with the Ouachita River School District to open the Ouachita River Wellness Center-Acorn Campus. This is a school-based health center serving citizens of Polk County along with students from the Ouachita River School District. In May of 2014, we reopened our Mena Street location with Dr. Fox as our provider. In 2015, we opened our Hot Springs Clinic located just off of Malvern Ave, then in March of 2016, we partnered with the Malvern School District to open the Malvern School District Wellness Center located on the Malvern campus.
HCI is governed by a board comprised of local citizen’s representative of the demographic mix in the local community. Over 50% of the board members are clients of the center. HCI clinics accept most forms of medical and dental insurance; however, no person will be turned away for lack of insurance. Qualified families will be charged according to their total family income (please see our Discounted Medical & Dental Care page for details). Medicaid and ARkids 1st enrollment assistance is also available for anyone interested.
To speak with someone for further details, please feel free to call 479-437-3449 or toll free at 888-710-8220.