East Arkansas Family Health Center, Inc. (EAFHC) is a nonprofit, Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)-deemed organization serving the residents of Crittenden, Poinsett, Mississippi, and Phillips counties.
Since our inception in 1974, EAFHC has been an integral part of the regional health delivery network in eastern Arkansas. We currently have seven primary care clinic sites in Crittenden, Poinsett, Mississippi, and Phillips counties, on the eastern edge of Arkansas, as well as an AIDS care center in Crittenden County. Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality of care and excellent customer service to our patients.
In 2017, EAFHC was recognized as a "Health Center Quality Leader" by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), and five of our seven primary care clinics are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a patient-centered medical home (West Memphis, Blytheville, Helen, Lepanto, and Trumann).
Our mission is to provide accessible, comprehensive, quality health care to communities, one patient at a time. Since 1974, EAFHC has maintained this mission and continues to provide quality health care to all types of patients.
With our patient-centered medical home model, EAFHC provides a full range of primary medical care and dental services. Our providers treat patients of all ages – from newborns to geriatrics – working with them to develop comprehensive treatment plans that emphasize wellness and prevention.
In addition to medical and dental services, EAFHC offers support services that focus on helping patients maintain compliance with their treatment plans. These support services include case management, nutrition counseling, prescriptive diet and exercise programs, and extensive health education programs.
1972: EAFHC was established as a nonprofit organization.
1974: EAFHC opened its doors to the public as a medical provider.
1978: EAFHC added dental services.
1997: EAFHC became accredited through The Joint Commission.
2001: EAFHC responded to the growing HIV/AIDS population in Crittenden County and surrounding counties by applying for and receiving federal funds to address this need through the Arkansas Delta AIDS Care Center.
2009: Healthy Partners in Blytheville (Mississippi County) opened in June 2009.
2010: Trumann Family Health Center in Poinsett County opened its doors in March 2010.
2012: Helena Family Health Center in Phillips County opened in October 2012.
2014: Each of EAFHC’s five primary care clinics was recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
2014: In October 2014, EAFHC opened its new main location in West Memphis, expanding from the 38-year-old, 7,700 square-foot building to a 35,200 square-foot, state-of-the-art medical and dental facility.
The facility includes 26 medical exam rooms, 2 medical procedure rooms, an ophthalmology treatment room, 9 dental suites, a 340B pharmacy, a comprehensive testing suite that houses lab and X-ray services, a large community room, an educational classroom space, and space for administrative services. The exterior of the facility features a walking trail around the perimeter of the property that is available to patients, staff, and the public.
The much-needed additional space enabled EAFHC to hire four medical and two dental providers creating the capacity to treat nearly 10,000 new patients and provide nearly 27,000 new visits to a community that lacks access to even the most basic health care services.
2015: EAFHC began providing on-site cardiology services on Thursdays of each week through Southern Cardiology, a member of the Methodist Healthcare Family.
2015: EAFHC opened its sixth medical facility in Earle (Crittenden County) on December 1, 2015.
2017: EAFHC was recognized as a "Health Center Quality Leader" by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).
2017: On August 18, 2017 EAFHC unveiled the East Arkansas Family Health Center Fitness Park. This park features a 1/4 mile walking trail, along with 875 square feet of workout space, 15 fitness stations that are durable, and weather-resistant outdoor exercise equipment.
2017: Dental service was added at Earle Family Health Center in October 2017.
2017: Dental service was added at Helena Family Health Center in December 2017.
2017: EAFHC opened its seventh medical facility in Marvell (Phillips County) on December 18, 2017.
Our Board of Directors
Mrs. Sandra Teague – Chair
Marian Barr, MD – Vice-Chair
Mr. Robert Kinchen – Secretary
Mrs. Cynthia Conner – Treasurer
Mr. Scott Burcham
Ms. Danise Chandler
Mr. Tracy Evans
Ms. Brenda Harris
Mr. Larry Robinson
Ms. Dorothy Trotman
Ms. Georgia Tyrus