Boozman Secures Access to Urgent Care for Malvern-Area Veterans

Dr. Shane Higginbotham, owner of Covenant Health Urgent Care, talked with Senator John Boozman about how the clinic supports the health care of area veterans.

Arkansas veterans have a champion in U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR). As a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Boozman has delivered improvements to veterans benefits and services and continues to support the needs of Arkansas veterans by helping expand access to urgent care in Malvern.

Malvern’s Covenant Health Urgent Care aimed to provide urgent care services to veterans at its clinic.

When the senator and his staff learned of the challenges the clinic faced in becoming a VA-accepted urgent care provider, they stepped in to help secure the appropriate in-network authorization.

“Those who served in our nation’s uniform deserve access to the benefits and services they have earned no matter where they live. I’ve been proud to champion policies providing health care to veterans closer to their homes. Approval for Covenant Health Urgent Care to serve veterans in this critical capacity is important to fulfilling our promise. I’m pleased my staff and I were able to help solve this problem,” Boozman said.

“I would like to thank Senator Boozman and his staff on behalf of our clinic and the veterans of our community for assisting us in providing urgent care services for our local veterans,” said Shane Higginbotham MD, owner and medical director of Higginbotham Family Clinic/Covenant Health Urgent Care.

Boozman visited with the clinic’s staff on Wednesday and applauded their work to support the health needs of area veterans.