|Don't have insurance? Check out
The Barter Clinic
|Appointments: (870) 930-9990
|9146 Hwy 63 N, Bono, AR 72416
The clinic's temporarly location is inside the
House Medical Clinic building.
We’ve all heard about the country doctor who gets paid with chickens. Well, this isn’t exactly like that, but the Barter
Clinic comes close.
Tired of the high costs of healtcare? Then you’re going to appreciate Bono Barter Clinic. Here’s how it works: inside the House Medical
Clinic building, the Barter Clinic offers 15 minute appointments without a dollar price. You will see Dr. House or another medical
professional just as you would if you made an appointment with the regular clinic. But you’ll pay a reduced rate using goods or
services for the appointment instead of cash. Other items such as strep tests, flu shots, etc., will still be available but aren’t
included in the office visit and typically do require a cash payment (since we have to buy those items ourselves). If you need
procedures done such as mole removal, pap exams, etc., that also will be available for a negotiated amount in addition to the
So where does the “Barter” part come in? Well, that’s where it gets interesting. The Barter clinic will barter with you for
items you bring in. The items have to be something that you’ve made, grown, or produced, or
a service that you provide. For example, if you make quilts, or can foods, or make furniture, those would all be excellent items
to bring in for barter. There are a few limitations. No live animals without prior arrangements, no dangerous, illegal, nor flammable
items, and everything must be produced locally and be relatively
new - in other words, no used TVs, computers, stereos made in some overseas factory. You get the idea. The acceptance and
value of what you bring in will be subject to negotiation. Each provider reserves the right to accept or not accept an item for barter.
The Barter Clinic is open to anyone, whether you have insurance or not. However, the clinic will not bill insurance,
of any kind. If you require that service, then you’ll need to be seen at House Medical Clinic.You will be given a
receipt for your visit which you can use for tax documentation, if needed.
One other very important thing to know about Bono Barter Clinic: Providers WILL NOT prescribe narcotics (pain medication),
Benzodiazepines (xanax, klonopin, etc.), or any other controlled substance (Ambien, ADHD meds, etc.) for any reason to
patients seen in this clinic.
The whole idea behind this clinic being offered by Dr. House is to provide area residents with affordable healthcare while allowing
those on fixed budgets to use their skills to obtain the care they need. Who knows, maybe everyone will have some fun at the
|Dr. John House
grew up in Northeast
Arkansas, graduating from Arkansas State University. He received his medical degree at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
at Little Rock, with residency training at UAMS AHEC-NE, St. Bernard's, and NEA Baptist
in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Dr. House treats a wide range of medical conditions in all age groups from new borns to
geriatrics. Dr. House also offers HIV treatment and care.
| Dr. George
has been practicing medicine in Northeast Arkansas for many years. He joined the HMC staff in January 2012. He received his
residency training at UAMS AHEC-NE, St. Bernard's, and NEA Baptist in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Dr. Patton offers adult and senior care. He also will begin offering allergy testing and treatment soon.
| Nurse Practitioner Kristy
Johnson joined the medical staff at HMC in September 2012, offering care to adults and children. She has a focus on women's health
issues. She resides in Jonesboro.