HOT SPRINGS — Healthy Connections will celebrate National Health Center Week by giving back to the community in Hot Springs.

Healthy Connections Community Health Network, which operates two clinics in Hot Springs, will offer free podiatry foot screenings for those at the Eleanor Klugh Jackson House (705 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. The event is made possible by Healthy Connections and Ambetter of Arkansas. Lunch will be provided.

Healthy Connections Podiatrist Richard Bennett, DPM, will perform the screenings in observance of the homeless population’s frequent issues with diabetes and disorders of the feet.

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit Community Health Network serving the needs of children and adults throughout West-Central Arkansas. Since its founding in 1998 as a home-visiting program, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed health, dental and social services to families of every lifestyle.

Bennett, who recently moved to Arkansas after more than 25 years of successful practice in downtown Chicago, specializes in disorders of the feet. He performs comprehensive diabetic foot exams and educates patients on how best to manage their condition. He diagnoses and treats basic foot conditions such as heel and arch pain, manages orthopedic deformities surgically and conservatively, performs office surgery for ingrown nails, abscesses, warts, and other skin lesions.

Community Health Centers serve 28 million patients across the United States, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable health care. These centers reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations.

Healthy Connections offers same-day appointments, convenient before and after work appointments, and accepts all insurances, including Medicaid, ARKids 1st, and Medicare. Learn more at Call (888) 710-8220 for an appointment.