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Baptist Health Opens 17th Community Wellness Center
LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - Last year Baptist Health’s community wellness centers provided screenings and health services for more than 10,600 underserved Arkansans. Now even more patients can be seen with the opening of Baptist Health’s 17th wellness center located at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock.
This new church-based center will be open the second Monday of the month from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1215 South Schiller Street and is operated by community health nurses.
The free health services will vary at each wellness center, but some of the offerings include blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings; diabetes, prenatal, tobacco, health and weight management education classes; immunizations and flu shots; and community referrals and care coordination. The purpose of these centers is to help local residents prevent common health problems through education and screenings for early detection and treatment.
“Our wellness centers are an important part of our work at Baptist Health. They fulfill our mission of being more than a business,” said Teresa Conner, Baptist Health Community Outreach manager. “We’re a healing ministry.”
With more than 175 points of access, including eight hospitals, Baptist Health is committed to delivering “All Our Best” in healthcare to the people of Arkansas.