The Healthy Connections Free Covid-19 Testing Pop-up tour continues this week with stops in Polk, Sevier, and Howard counties.

The drive-through testing, which is available regardless of symptoms, will be in Mena on Tuesday, June 9, De Queen on Thursday, June 11, and Nashville on Friday, June 12. Testing will be offered in Mena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in De Queen and Nashville from Noon to 5 p.m. No insurance information is needed or will be collected and no appointment is necessary.

Through the first two weeks of testing, Healthy Connections has tested more than 1,000 people. Additional stops are planned throughout Arkansas. See the complete list at

This test is the simple test. While it remails a nasal swab, the test is reported by most patients to be painless. See an example of the test and how it is given at

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 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