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Many Healthy Connections providers are now offering telehealth e-visit appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As social distancing and stay home recommendations continue to increase, Healthy Connections TeleHealth will bridge the healthcare gap and allow patients to see their provider of choice from the comfort of their own home.

Healthy Connections, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has medical clinics in Mena, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Malvern, Arkadelphia, De Queen, and Mount Ida. These clinics offer primary care medical and behavioral health services and accept Medicaid, ARKids 1st, Medicare, and most health insurance. They also offer a sliding-fee scale for people without insurance who qualify.

Healthy Connections clinics remain open and are seeing some patients at the clinic. And everyone who enters the clinic is screened for flu, strep, and COVID-19 symptoms. This measure has been taken for the health and safety of both our patients and staff.

TeleHealth provides an alternative method for patients to have their appointment with their provider without having to leave home. These visits are done using video conferencing website Zoom (www.zoom.us). Patients can schedule appointments by:

Once the appointment is scheduled, they will be emailed a telehealth consent agreement that can be filled out on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The patient will receive an appointment link via their email address.

At the time of their appointment, patients will use their computer, tablet, or smartphone to click the link and join the appointment with their provider. Complete step-by-step instructions can be found at www.healthy-connections.org/telehealth.