Mercy Clinic and Mansfield School District plan a grand opening at noon Thursday of Mansfield’s new school-based Wellness Center.
The clinic at Mansfield Elementary School, 100 N. Walnut, is the first of three area school-based clinics with which Mercy Clinic contracted to provide primary health care. Mercy also is working with the Waldron and Cedarville clinics expected to open later this year.
The Mansfield clinic provides care for the community as well as students and school staff.
According to a Mercy Clinic news release, Mercy moved its Mansfield Family Medicine Clinic from its Huntington Avenue location to the school site.
"Both schoolchildren and community members will benefit from this brand new clinic space. It’s fully equipped with Mercy’s integrated electronic health record system, and two of the exam rooms are wired to allow telemedicine consults with specialists in the future," stated Dr. Cole Goodman, Mercy Clinic president.
The clinic offers four exam rooms and a procedure room. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
An Arkansas Department of Education Coordinated School Health program grant funds the establishment of the school-based clinics. They provide primary health care, mental, vision and dental health services.
The school-based clinics accept most health insurance plans, and the state grant program dictates that no student will be turned away because of inability to pay for services.
Construction of the Mansfield clinic began in May.