Baptist Health Announces Opening of 20th Community Wellness Center to be Located in Conway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Last year Baptist Health’s community wellness centers provided free screenings and health services for more than 9,000 underserved Arkansans. Now even more people will be able to receive assistance when the 20th Baptist Health wellness center opens on Nov. 3 in Conway.

This new church-based center will be open the first Tuesday of each month from 3 to 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1232 Watkins Street, and will be operated by Baptist Health community health nurses.

Free health services vary at each wellness center, but some of the offerings at the New Hope Baptist center include blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI and cholesterol screenings; diabetes, tobacco, health and weight management education classes; immunizations and flu shots; and community referrals and care coordination. The purpose of the wellness centers is to help local residents prevent common health problems through education, to detect health issues early through screenings, and to get the needed treatment before issues progress.

“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. For more information about Baptist Health’s community wellness centers, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.