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Free drive-through testing this week in Little Rock, Benton, Arkadelphia, and Gurdon.

The Healthy Connections Free Covid-19 Testing Pop-up tour continues this week with stops in Pulaski and Clark counties.

The drive-through testing, which is available to anyone over 18-years-old, regardless of symptoms, will be in Little Rock on Tuesday, June 2; Arkadelphia on Thursday, June 4; and Gurdon on Friday, June 5. Testing will be offered each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with no appointment necessary.

Through the first four tour stops, hundreds of people have been tested, including more than 400 on May 29 in Hot Springs Village. Additional stops have already been scheduled throughout Arkansas. See the complete schedule at www.GetTestedFree.com.

This test is a nasal swab but it’s not the more painful version people were getting tested with weeks ago. Most patients report only mild discomfort with this Covid-19 test.

These pop-up testing sites are testing people 18-and-older with or without symptoms and those under-18 with symptoms. Patients can also be tested in any Healthy Connections clinic both for Covid-19 and Covid-19 antibodies. Call 888-710-8220 for clinic appointments at locations in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Mount Ida, Mena, and De Queen. Visit www.healthy-connections.org to find the location nearest to you.

Healthy Connections clinics are open, safe, healthy, and here for the communities they serve. The Healthy Connections community health network is a federally-qualified health center (FQHC). Healthy Connections and Evolve Behavioral Health both accept Medicaid, ARKids 1st, Medicare, and most private health insurance. There is also a sliding-fee scale for patients without health insurance who qualify. Medicaid patients may be required to switch their primary care provider to Healthy Connections before they can be seen. Learn more about Healthy Connections at www.healthy-connections.org.