Healthy Connections Community Health Network clinic in Hot Springs Village will open on Monday, July 11.
The clinic will offer primary care services just outside the West Gate in Rogers Plaza at 4585 N. State Highway 7, Suite 11. Family Nurse Practitioner and Hot Springs Village native Zachary Geiling will be the provider at this location, which will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
“I am very excited to work for Healthy Connections. I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for the community,” Geiling said. “I grew up in the Hot Springs Village area and always wanted to pursue helping people in healthcare. We’re going to be able to provide services to a community that is in desperate need of it.”
Healthy Connections is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations throughout central and western Arkansas. As a Community Health Center, most private health insurances are accepted, including Medicare, Medicaid, and ARKids 1st.
Healthy Connections primary care at most locations and other specialties based on location. Nearby in Hot Springs, Healthy Connections offers cardiology, podiatry, women’s health services, wound care, pediatrics, behavioral health, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and more. Additional services are planned for the Hot Springs Village location in the coming months.
During the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Healthy Connections brought its mobile medical clinic for two testing events near the West Gate in Hot Springs Village. Both events saw hundreds of patients tested for free from their vehicles.
“We had an amazing turnout when we had our testing events in Hot Springs Village. Since then, we have worked hard to bring our primary care services here. We’re excited to bring in a provider, Zachary Geiling, who has familiarity with the people of the Village,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections.
Geiling recently returned to the Village after spending time as a travel nurse working in Covid-19 crisis areas. He previously spent six years in the Army Reserves as a combat medic. He will see patients of all ages for primary care/family medicine and work with Cardiology and Vascular patients. He has degrees from Henderson State University and is credentialed as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Learn more about Healthy Connections at www.healthy-connections.org.