Baptist Health serves Arkansas’ uninsured, under-insured and under-served populations through health education, risk factor screenings, and public policy. As our vision states, our ultimate objective is to improve the health status of the community.
Funded primarily through our operational budget, Baptist Health’s Community Outreach efforts have been recognized by the National Research Corporation as Arkansas’ “Best Community Health Program.” Whether it’s providing free immunizations in a church setting or partnering with schools to provide hot lunches during the summer, Baptist Health continues to meet the needs that arise in our communities.
Baptist Health Community Wellness Centers
Baptist Health Community Wellness Centers are community-based partnerships with churches, founded with the primary mission of creating healthier communities among Arkansas’ uninsured, underinsured and underserved populations. Free services include health education, care coordination, immunizations and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, flu shots, among others. Our immunization stations are staffed by nurses and health educators where the immunizations are offered on an annual basis. Free backpacks and school supplies are given out to kids in need. Community flu clinics are held at 23 locations including all wellness centers and a handful of community groups. They are staffed by nurses.
Baptist Health Community Wellness Centers are supported by a grant from Bank of America.
Baptist Health Mobile Health Unit
A sort of “clinic on wheels,” the Mobile Health Unit brings Baptist Health into your community to provide health screenings, first-aid care and health education.
Community Health Fairs
Community Resource Manual
The Baptist Health Community Resource Manual was created by Baptist Health to assist patients and their family members locate and access resources within their community. The resources are primarily for the Central Arkansas area, but some of the information is statewide. We truly hope this manual helps you receive all the quality care you need and deserve.
For more information on any of these programs or offerings, please contact Baptist Health HealthLine toll-free at 1-888-227-8478.