Care for the LGBTQ+ community

Care for the LGBTQ+ community

Pride in caring for our diverse communities


At Healthy Connections Community Health Network, we proudly stand as an ally, advocate and resource for our LGBTQ+ patients and families. We understand that finding welcoming, supportive, and knowledgeable healthcare can be difficult for the LGBTQ+ community. That’s why we have been a leader in LGBTQ+ health in Arkansas for more than 25 years and remain deeply committed to equity, inclusivity, and compassionate care.

Our providers, nurses, and staff receive ongoing training to understand the unique needs of LGBTQ+ patients and provide sensitive, non-judgmental care. We do not make assumptions about gender identity or sexual orientation. Instead, we listen to understand each person fully.

But most importantly, we strive to make Healthy Connections a safe space where LGBTQ+ patients feel accepted, respected, and empowered to openly discuss their health needs without fear of discrimination. We are proud allies, advocates and resources for the LGBTQ+ community and their families. Your health matters to us. Let us support you on your journey.

Inclusive Care

Our mission statement at Healthy Connections is “Improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do.” This includes everyone in the communities we serve, especially those who have been historically marginalized. We are committed to being a leader in LGBTQ+ affirming and inclusive care.

We understand that LGBTQ+ patients face unique barriers to care and experience higher rates of certain health conditions due to discrimination and lack of culturally competent care. That is why we strive to make Healthy Connections the safest, most welcoming, and affirming place for LGBTQ+ patients to receive high-quality, compassionate care.

When you come to Healthy Connections, you can expect:

  • Providers and staff who use your correct name and pronouns and understand diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. We do not make assumptions about anyone’s identity.
  • Gender-affirming services including hormone therapy and mental health support.
  • Providers who specialize in transgender care.
  • A safe atmosphere where patients can openly discuss their sexual orientation, relationship status, and health needs without fear of judgment.
  • Staff training on providing culturally competent care to LGBTQ+ patients. We continuously educate ourselves.
  • Zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We welcome and celebrate diversity.
  • Gender-neutral restrooms are available throughout our facilities. We understand the importance of safe and comfortable spaces.
  • Ongoing efforts to close LGBTQ+ health disparities by improving access, trust, and quality of care. Health equity is our priority.

We are proud to serve the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community. Your health and well-being matter to us.




We believe all people deserve care that embraces their unique needs and affirms their individuality. That’s why we offer a variety of services in Arkansas to meet all your healthcare needs, including transgender healthcare needs.


Your provider will lead your health care team and coordinate all your care in a safe and welcoming environment.

Gender-Affirming care

Healthy Connections offers gender-affirming care, including medical and behavioral health services.

Family-planning services

Staff who can comfortably discuss family planning options with LBGTQ+ parents, same-gender couples, and/or single parents.

HIV Sevices and PrEP

We offer services for testing and treatment of HIV along with PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for HIV patients and partners.

Infectious Disease Treatment

We offer testing and treatment for STD (sexually-transmitted diseases), Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Other appropriate screenings based on age, risk factors, and organ inventory (for example, pap smears) are offered.

HRT Services

As a trans woman, trans man, or nonbinary person, you may want your body to look and feel differently. You may hope to look as female or male as possible. Or you might just want less obvious sex characteristics. Whatever your goal, we’ll work with you to find the right transgender hormone therapy for you.

You have unique healthcare needs. And you can receive the care you need by finding providers near you who are trained in LGBTQ+ health and who exhibit cultural awareness.

A note about acronyms. Many acronyms are used among LGBTQ+ communities. Healthy Connections uses LGBTQ+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning. These are used with the understanding that many additional terms can be used to identify someone’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The plus sign represents the fact that terminology continues to change and evolve. There are many different variations of the LGBTQ+ acronym, and the ‘+’ acknowledges that it is not possible to list every term people currently use.

Why Choose Us?


Short Wait Times

We’ve got same-day appointments. Or just walk-in if you need our assistance.


Experienced Providers

For more than 20 years, Healthy Connections’ team of experienced providers has been serving the people of West-Central Arkansas.


Yeah, we take it

We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and all private health insurance. 


Northwest Arkansas Pride Recap

Northwest Arkansas Pride Recap

Healthy Connections participated in the Northwest Arkansas Pride Festival 2024, offering inclusive healthcare services, HIV testing, and promoting community support.

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Northwest Arkansas Pride Recap

Northwest Arkansas Pride Recap

Healthy Connections participated in the Northwest Arkansas Pride Festival 2024, offering inclusive healthcare services, HIV testing, and promoting community support.

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