BY LEANN DILBECK –
A new family health and walk-in clinic is now open in Mena in the former VA Clinic building on Hwy 71 North next to Arvest Bank. First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic is one of 11 locations operated by HealthStar, which was established in April 2000, and now includes 15 physicians, 23 Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, speech pathology and a licensed professional counselor for behavioral health.
Services now offered at First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic in Mena include: identification and management of acute and chronic illness as well as urgent care walk-in with extended hours. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and also on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The public is invited to a grand opening celebration at their location on 1706 Hwy 71 North Friday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the clinic into membership with a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. and KENA 104.1 will be broadcasting during the celebration with catering provided by Chicollo’s.
Additional services offered at First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic include: health prevention and maintenance for adults and children, health and wellness exam for adults and children, including Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Exams (IPPE) and Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (MAWV), DOT physicals, school physicals, hormone therapy for men and women, weight management, immunizations, spirometry, holter monitoring, on-side digital radiology, laboratory services, ECG testing and allergy injection management.
HealthStar Clinics are also staffed with a full-time pharmacist and nurse practitioners are on call after hours, 24/7. They are also currently working toward all clinics receiving National Committee for Quality Assurance Certification (NCQA) for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) accreditation.
The local First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic is also affiliated with Med Spa 1661 located in Hot Springs, Ark. that offers facials, acne facials, Bacial, Dermaplaning treatment facials, chemical peels, waxing, tinting, cellular regeneration with microneedling, juvederm, volume, Kybella, and coolsculpting.