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Healthy Connections will provide free school and sports physicals in De Queen on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Free physicals will be offered at the Healthy Connections Angie Martin, APRN, clinic at 1306 W. Collin Raye Drive. The clinic is temporarily located at the old De Queen Hospital. Physicals will be given from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.

“De Queen and Sevier County have been hit hard by Covid-19 over the past months and Healthy Connections is proud to provide this service free of charge,” said Healthy Connections CEO Tony Calandro.

There will also be a back-to-school supply treasure chest full of items for each child, while supplies last. Call 888-710-8220 or 870-642-4364 for more information. Habrá proveedores de habla hispana disponibles.

Healthy Connections is also providing free Covid-19 testing at the De Queen Clinic. Call 888-710-8220 for appointments and visit www.GetTestedFree.com for more information.

Martin began working full-time with Healthy Connections in July. Her clinic, which is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, is temporarily located at the old De Queen Hospital. Later this year, she will move to a newly-remodeled space at the current Healthy Connections clinic, which is located just across the street at 1206 W. Collin Raye Drive. The main clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit organization 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.

Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, including ArKids First, Medicare, and most forms of health and dental insurance. However, no person will be turned away for lack of insurance. Qualified families will be charged according to their total family income and total persons living in the household. This sliding scale fee allows many to receive treatment who otherwise would not have been able to afford it.