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Healthy Connections Inc. and the City of Little Rock Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Fall Festival and Grand Opening for the West Central Health Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

The West Central Health Clinic will provide primary care and behavioral health services on the campus of the West Central Community Center and Sports Complex in the John Barrow neighborhood of Little Rock.

The event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29, at the clinic, which is located at 4511 John Barrow Road in Little Rock. The free event will include fun, food, games, activities, and tours of the clinic.

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. and members of the community will speak about the project. Also on-site for the event and broadcasting live will be KWCP 98.9 LPFM – West Central Community Radio and KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz.

“We are excited to finally open the West Central Health Clinic, which we believe will be important in filling healthcare gaps in the community,” said Healthy Connections CEO Tony Calandro. “We want to thank the City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department for their partnership and support. And we look forward to providing primary care/family medicine and behavioral health services to the John Barrow Neighborhood.”

Appointments at West Central Health Clinic can be made by calling 888-710-8220. Clinic hours are still to be announced. More information about the clinic can be found at www.wchhealthclinic.com.

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit Community Health Network with locations throughout central and western Arkansas. Since its founding in 1998 as a home-visiting program, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed medical, dental, behavioral health, and social services to families of all lifestyles. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), the West Central Health Clinic will accept most health insurance, including Medicaid, ARKids 1st, and Medicare. There is also a sliding-fee scale for patients without health insurance who qualify according to their total household income.

The clinic will be staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner (APRN) who will be named in the next couple of weeks. Also providing services at West Central Health Clinic will be the team of Evolve Behavioral Health Services and Medication Management. Angela Cartwright, LCSW, will provide individual, family, and group mental health therapy. Eric Luster, PMHNP, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who will provide medication management services.