JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A community health center will open its doors in Jonesboro, bringing help to those who lack healthcare access.
Located downtown on Cherry Avenue, this facility will help by providing multiple specializations, including health, dental, fitness, and health education, all in one building.
The center was inspired by Dr. Misee Harris, owner of Children’s Dental Clinic of Jonesboro, while DeAnna Weaver and Dr. David Diffine will help direct the center.
The group wanted to open a health center because they see a higher need for access to healthcare for underserved populations and minorities, and the pandemic made that need higher.
“Right now, more people qualify for that in a situation because of lost jobs and unemployment and getting access for care that doesn’t require insurance,” Dr. Diffine said.
Weaver says the community health center “received excellent feedback from the community”, adding that it will be impactful.
Both directors believe that the community health center will also close the accessibility gap existing in the current national healthcare system.