For over thirty years, ARcare has instilled commitment, compassion, and trust throughout Arkansas, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Beginning in 1986 with Dr. Steven Collier’s unquestionable mandate to serve “the least, the last, and the lost,” ARcare has brought superior healthcare to patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Our mission to ensure patients are able to benefit from affordable, routine medical care comes from the vision of CEO Dr. Steven Collier. In 1986, Dr. Collier aimed to ensure that patients in rural Arkansas could get quality medical care, and he has helped provide access to healthcare for patients throughout the tri-state area ever since. Services include primary care, behavioral health, pharmacies, community outreach programs, and more.
Although ARcare isn’t a free clinic, it’s a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with discounted rates, so all the residents of these areas can receive the care they need. We see patients with insurance, without insurance, and with not enough coverage. We see all who need healthcare.
With board-certified family care providers, community health centers, and the very latest in medical technology, ARcare partners with our patients from rearing to retirement, assuring all members of the family are provided the absolute best in healthcare.
“Health for All”
With a focus on customer health, community health, employee health, and organizational health, our mission of “health for all” is at the core of everything we do. Our services aim to help improve the well-being of our local communities by ensuring community members don’t have to postpone or forego medical services they need. With our sliding scale fees and commitment to offering affordable care, all members of our local communities can receive timely care for health issues, routine medical exams, and tests for optimal health.
ARcare’s vision is to be the largest primary care provider in the South, the provider of first choice in our communities, and a national leader of community health centers.
ARcare’s values are to guide employees in providing superior service while fulfilling our mission and achieving our vision.
Stewardship – Valuing our resources daily to ensure our mission tomorrow.
Positive Attitude – Empowering employees to create an energetic work environment.
Integrity – Honesty, ethics, and dedication in all we do.
Respect – Appreciating all people, work, and ideas.
Improvement – Continually striving for performance excellence.
Teamwork – Achieving our goals together.
Board of Directors
President: Mr. Burl Simmons, Mayor of Augusta
Vice President: Mr. Joe Young, Jonesboro
Treasurer: Ms. Marsha White, Augusta
Secretary: Ms. Paula Veazey, McCrory
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Steven F. Collier, MD, Augusta
Executive Assistant: Cindy Whitehead
Mr. Doyle Fowler, Mayor of McCrory
Mr. Ray Glover, Mayor of Carlisle
Ms. Patricia Holloway, Griffithville
Ms. Katheron Palmer, Cotton Plant
Ms. Martha Ray, Augusta
Ms. Ella Watson, Kensett
Mr. Floyd Waymire, Parkin
Ms. Janet Wright, Searcy
Mr. David Morris, Searcy
Ms. Ellen Russell, Pontotoc
Mr. David Morris, Searcy