HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, INC.

Tony Calandro, Chief Executive Officer

In 2007, Healthy Connections, Inc. (HCI) received a new grant to open another community health center in Mt. Ida-the Montgomery County Community Clinic. M.C.C.C. opened in December of 2007 and is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary and preventative medical services. The Clinic also provides diabetic services, BH, and dental services. In 2012, Healthy Connections partnered with Ouachita River school district to open the Ouachita River Health Center-Acorn Campus, which is a school based health clinic. In May of 2014, we reopened our Mena Street location with Dr. Fox as our provider. In September 2015, HCI was privileged to open another clinic facility located in Hot Springs through a NAP grant. We opened our second school-based health clinic, located on the Malvern High School Campus, in a partnership with the Malvern School District in April 2016.

HCI clinical locations are Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facilities. Since its enactment in 1946, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has been the legal mechanism for compensating people who have suffered personal injury by the negligent or wrongful action of employees of the U.S. Government. Under Section 224 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995, employees of eligible health centers, such as Healthy Connections, Inc., may be deemed to be federal employees qualified for protection under the FTCA. With HCI’s deemed status, the center is not liable for any settlements or judgments that are made under the FTCA. The Federal government assumes responsibility for these costs. Deemed health center program grantees are immune from medical malpractice lawsuits resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions within the approved scope of project. Deemed health centers such as HCI must go through a vigorous application process annually to remain in this status. This process ensures the center is credentialing quality providers while maintaining high quality measures allowing for affordable superior care for its patients.

www.healthy-connections.org/

 

Healthy Connections has 9 locations, see more below!

MENA LOCATION

 

136 Health Park Drive
P.O. Box 1848
Mena, Arkansas 71953
Phone: 479-437-3449
Fax: 479-243-0285
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; General Dentistry; Behavioral Health
Providers: Lonnie Sessler, MD; Sherilyn Webb, MD; Vito Calandro, MD; Terri Barrada, APRN; Joan Manzella, APRN; Julie Oglesby, LAC LAMFT.

MENA ST. LOCATION

 

1201 Mena Street
Mena, Arkansas 71953
Phone: 479-437-3300
Fax: 479-437-3470
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care
Providers: Patrick Fox, MD; Eric Webb, PA; Carolin Hockersmith, APRN; Kristen Mack, APRN;

HOT SPRINGS LOCATION

 

102 Chippewa Court
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: 501-620-4600
Fax: 501-620-4610
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; General Dentistry; Behavioral Health; Outreach Services
Providers: Sarah Sullivan, MD; Mindy Gallegos, DNP APRN; Laura Pumphrey, APRN; Lauren David, DDS

HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, INC. OUACHITA RIVER HEALTH CENTER

 

139 School Lane
Mena, Arkansas 71953
Phone: 479-394-2932
Fax: 479-394-2935
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; Behavioral Health
Providers: Tracy Kennedy; LAC

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY CLINIC

 

534 Luzerne Street
Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957
Phone: 870-867-4244
Fax: 870-867-4254
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care; Behavioral Health
Providers: Jimmy Barrow, DO; Amy Stvartak, APRN;  Schasta Hibbs, APRN; Stephanie Matthews, LCSW;

HOT SPRINGS

 

3604 Central Ave
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Pediatrics Phone: 501-463-4233
Other Specialties Phone: 501-463-4074
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; Pediatrics; Cardiology; Joint Injections; Behavioral Health
Providers: Jeremy Porter, MDAnne Murphy, DOFred Heinemann, MD; Chris Gillenwater, APRN; Melanie Newman, APRN; Trisha Willis, LCSW

ARKADELPHIA

 

3034 A Pine Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: 870-230-1280
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care
Providers: Veronica Cannon, APRN; Tisha Jenkins, LCSW

MALVERN SCHOOL DISTRICT WELLNESS CENTER

 

1517 South Main Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104
Phone: 501-332-7525
Fax: 501-229-1525
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care; Pediatrics; Behavioral Health
Providers: Larry Brashears, MD: Rachel Scrimshire, APRN; Tisha Jenkins, LCSW

DEQUEEN

 

1357 W. Collin Raye Drive
DeQueen, AR 71832
Phone: 870-642-4364
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (closed for lunch from 12 – 1 PM)
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care; Pediatrics
Providers: Terri Devlin, MD