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The Health For Life Clinic and Healthy Connections are joining forces on Monday, Feb. 24 in Little Rock.

The Health For Life Clinic and Dr. Terry Jefferson will bring their entire array of services to Healthy Connections while continuing to practice at 1100 N. University Avenue #260. This includes Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), HIV/STD testing and care, PrEP, and more. This clinic site will join the list of Healthy Connections locations across west and central Arkansas.

“For the last 20 years, I’ve always been a solo practitioner. I’m excited to be a part of Healthy Connections. I’ve been very impressed with their organization. But for us, it’s going to be business as usual at the clinic,” Dr. Jefferson said.

Appointments for the Health For Life Clinic by Healthy Connections can be made by calling (888) 710-8220 or (501) 603-0003. Patients can also request appointments online at www.healthy-connections.org/appointment.

“Dr. Jefferson brings a wealth of knowledge to Healthy Connections and we’re excited to have him as part of our team,” said Healthy Connections CEO Tony Calandro. “As we continue to expand our services, the Health For Life Clinic fits perfectly within our mission.”

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center with locations from De Queen to Little Rock. The Health For Life Clinic By Healthy Connections will be the second Little Rock-based clinic for Healthy Connections, joining the Little Rock Franklin clinic.

Healthy Connections, a Mena-based nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serves the needs of children and adults by providing much-needed health, dental and social services to families of every lifestyle. Thousands of patients are treated each year who have no insurance or not enough insurance to cover essential health and dental services.

Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, ARKids 1st, Medicare and most other health insurance. There is also a sliding-fee scale for patients without insurance. Those who qualify based on the total income of everyone living in the household can be seen for a much-reduced rate.

The Health For Life Clinic by Healthy Connections will also include current services added to the location, starting with Behavioral Health in the coming months. Dr. Jefferson also brings new services to Healthy Connections for the first time, including MAT Therapy and PReP Therapy

Dr. Jefferson has more than 20 years of experience providing high-quality care for a variety of diseases and conditions. He was at the forefront of the HIV/AIDS epidemic from its early days. And as the opiate epidemic has continued to get worse, he began a Medically Assisted Treatment program with a program that utilizes both Suboxone and behavioral health counseling.

“We accept insurance for Medical Assisted Therapy, and many of the other clinics in this area are cash only,” Jefferson said. “

He is also able to provide Medical Marijuana Certifications in Arkansas. Other specialties include Erectile Dysfunction and Testosterone/estrogen Replacement.

Learn more at www.healthy-connections.org.