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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.



March 22, 2021 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for our Salem Clinic.

This position will be part of the healthcare team whose primary purpose is to work in conjunction with the health services within the health center in order to provide assessment diagnosis and treatment planning of behavioral health to children, adolescents, adults, and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.


  • Master Degree (MSW) in social work from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a healthcare setting required
  • Must have experience in the continuity of patient care planning
  • LCSW required
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Must be knowledgeable of short-term brief intervention therapies
  • Applicants must be willing to travel to clinic locations.
  • COVID-19 vaccine required

You can apply online, or mail your letter of interest, resume, and references to:

1st Choice Healthcare
Attn: Human Resource Manager
Corning, AR 72422


November 25, 2020 Clinic News
1st Choice Healthcare Clinics will be closed Thursday, November 26 – Saturday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
We will reopen Monday, November 30 at normal clinic hours.


October 25, 2020 Clinic News

1st Choice Healthcare would like to welcome Dr. Justin Yancey to our clinic family! Dr. Yancey is a Pediatrician who will see patients in our Paragould clinic beginning November 2nd. Dr. Yancey is Board Certified in General Pediatrics. He provides healthcare for children ages 0-21. Services include acute and chronic pediatric illness, well-visit checkups and immunizations, full lab and x-ray services, and specialist referrals when needed.


July 29, 2020 COVID


1st Choice offers COVID PCR testing via our partner lab, Quest Diagnostics.  This type of testing is the gold standard for COVID testing and offers patients the most reliable results.  However, due to the increased testing demand in our state and surrounding states, our partner lab has become overwhelmed. Return times for COVID testing have increased from 2-3 days to 10+ days.

Because of this delay, 1st Choice has made the decision to temporarily discontinue our free drive-up COVID testing. 

We will continue to offer COVID testing to symptomatic or exposed patients after evaluation by a provider.  Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our providers to discuss COVID testing.

1st Choice is exploring other testing options that meet our criteria for being both reliable and timely.  We hope to resume our free drive-up COVID testing in the future.


1st Choice Healthcare will be offering FREE COVID-19 testing at all clinics Wednesday, May 20th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

  • Testing is available to anyone with or without symptoms while supplies last.
  • You must arrive in a personal vehicle.
  • You must bring a photo ID.
  • Patients will be contacted when test results are available, generally within 2 – 5 days.

Things to consider:

  • There are no bathrooms
  • Each person who needs testing must be seated next to a working window
  • All passengers much stay INSIDE the vehicle from arrival to departure
  • Try to limit the people in your vehicle to those needing testing
  • There may be significant wait times

Testing will be at all 6 clinic locations.

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