Healthy Connections, Inc., is proud to announce a partnership with College of the Ouachitas in Malvern for a primary care health clinic.

The clinic, which will be housed in the main COTO building, will feature an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to see patients on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during summer hours.

At the College of the Ouachitas Health Center, students will be given first priority for appointments. However, the public is also able to receive treatment. Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, including ARKids First, Medicare, and most health insurances. There is also a sliding fee scale for patients without health insurance, based on eligibility.

To make an appointment, call (888) 710-8220 or request an appointment online at When arriving for an appointment, report to the Student Affairs office at the main building. After check-in there, patients will be escorted to the Healthy Connections clinic for treatment.

College of the Ouachitas marks the third school-based health center operated by Healthy Connections, which also operates the health clinics at the Mount Ida Elementary and High Schools, and Ouachita River Health Center at Acorn School in Mena.

In all, Healthy Connections operated 10 clinics throughout southwest and south central Arkansas, including locations in Mena, Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Mount Ida, and DeQueen. Healthy Connections is a federally qualified health center and a part of Community Health Centers of Arkansas. Each of these clinics offers family medicine and primary care services. Some also offer behavioral health therapy and dental services.

Some locations also offer specialty services through Healthy Connections Specialty. Depending on location, these services include Cardiology, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and joint injections.

College of the Ouachitas (COTO) is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education in Malvern, Arkansas, providing accessible, high-value associate degrees and certificates in a quality academic environment that is focused on both student success and the economic development needs of the communities it serves. The College offers more than 50 programs of study in academic, career and technical disciplines to approximately 3,500 credit, non-credit, adult education (three sites—Hot Spring, Clark and Grant Counties) and workforce students,  while serving the culturally and economically diverse populations in the five-county service area of Hot Spring, Saline, Clark, Grant and Dallas Counties.

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