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May 16, 2022 Clinic News

NACHC has partnered with the White House to promote The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) — a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households to affordable internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

You can learn more about the benefits, including resources to share with patients on eligibility and enrollment at the program’s toolkit webpage.


November 17, 2021 Clinic News

The Pfizer COVID vaccine has EAU approval for children ages 5-11 years old. The vaccine is a 2 dose series with 3 weeks between the first and second dose.

This vaccine has been shown to be 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID 19 infections. No child that received the vaccine was hospitalized with a COVID-related illness.

The most common side effects were sore arm, fatigue, and fever/chills that generally lasted less than 24 hours. Overall these side effects were less common than those seen in adolescents. This vaccine is available by appointment at your 1 st Choice Healthcare clinic. Please call our clinics if you have questions or would like to schedule your child to receive the vaccine.


September 13, 2021 Clinic News

As part of our Community Health Needs Assessment, 1st Choice Healthcare is holding community forums to gather feedback from those we serve. 

To protect the health and well-being of community members, the community forums will be held virtually.  We have scheduled community forums over three dates to provide opportunities for participants to attend.

Each forum will be scheduled for one hour.

  • September 15 (9 a.m.-10 a.m.)

  • September 22 (4 p.m.-5 p.m.)

  • September 29 (12 p.m.-1 p.m.)

Please complete the short survey linked below. The information shared in this short 10-minute questionnaire will serve as a key input for 1st Choice’s Community Health Needs Assessment. Please share honestly and openly as your responses will remain anonymous.

Complete the survey by clicking here and choose the forum date that you would like to attend below.

Discussion and Agenda Items

  1. Greatest Healthcare Needs
    What are some of the greatest healthcare needs that low-income persons face in our community?
  2. Top 5 Needs
    Of the needs discussed, what are the top 5 needs of our community?
  3. Community Focus
    What top three improvements do you think 1st Choice Healthcare or the community should focus on?
  4. Identifying Contributing Factors
    For each healthcare need, we will seek to identify the conditions, root causes and barriers contributing to the need. What do you think are some of the gaps or barriers to health services in the community and do you have any suggestions related to this?
  5. Assets, Resources and Solutions
    We will seek to identify community assets and resources that can address the needs and identify solutions. What suggestions can you provide on how the needs could be addressed?
  6. Do you have any other feedback?


As part of our Community Health Needs Assessment, 1st Choice Healthcare has hired Wipfli, LLP a nationally recognized consulting firm, to serve as moderator for our community forums.

Inquiries or Questions

For questions regarding the community forums, please contact Brigitte McDonald at 870-857-3334.

Choose the date and time that works best for you!


May 18, 2021 Clinic NewsCOVID
  1. 1st CHOICE IS STILL REQUIRING MASKS in all of our clinics.  The CDC stated that the recent changes regarding masks do NOT apply to individuals in healthcare settings.  The CDC advises that all staff, patients, and visitors in a healthcare facility continue to mask.   
  2. THE CHANGES ONLY APPLY TO VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS.  The new recommendations no longer require masking for those individuals who have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks past the 2nd shot of Pfizer and Moderna or 2 weeks past the 1st shot of Johnson and Johnson).  If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, you need to continue masking in your private lives.
  3. The CDC is currently reviewing mask recommendations within healthcare settings.  They are expected to make additional recommendations in the next few weeks.  These recommendations are again expected to apply ONLY to fully vaccinated people.  If you haven’t started or finished your vaccine series, now is a good time to start.

Here’s the link for the official CDC update:

Please note the 2nd paragraph that states, “These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.”

We are offering Moderna vaccinations at all clinics. Schedule your appointment by calling your local clinic.


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