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Tisha Jenkins, LCSW, has been named the Best Therapist in the Malvern Daily Record’s 2019 Best of Hot Spring County Readers’ Choice Awards.

Jenkins, who sees patients in Malvern and Arkadelphia, joined Healthy Connections in 2018. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Jenkins provides emotional support, mental health evaluations, therapy, and case management services to people experiencing psychological, emotional, medical, social, and/or familial challenges.

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of children and adults throughout West-Central Arkansas. What started as a home visiting program in 1998 is now is a Community Health Center and Specialty organization. It contains primary care, dental, behavioral health and pediatrics, and specialties like Podiatry, Cardiology, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and soon to be women’s health.

Healthy Connections operates 10 clinics, including two in Hot Spring County. The Malvern School District Wellness Center is located at 1517 South Main Street. It sees both school children, district employees, and the public. The College of the Ouachitas Health Center is located at One College Circle in Malvern. This facility, which is currently open on Tuesdays, sees COTO students and employees, as well as the public.

The Malvern School District Wellness Center has been named the runner-up for Best Physician Office in Hot Spring County.

For primary care and behavioral health services, Healthy Connections accepts most private health insurances, including Medicaid, ARKids First, and Medicare. There is also a sliding-fee scale, based on family income, for patients without health insurance.

Learn more about Healthy Connections by visiting www.healthy-connections.org.