First Care

First Care was founded in 1985 and now has three convenient locations in Jonesboro. First Care provides comprehensive quality healthcare to all ages with an emphasis on your long-term and preventive health. We treat you like family!

Our physicians are supported by an exceptional staff, a state-of-the-art electronic medical record and HealthCare Medical Group, a network of outstanding specialty physicians. The First Care Physicians are all on the medical staff of St. Bernards Medical Center.

First Care is owned by Doctors Health Group, a subsidiary of St. Bernards HealthCare.

The Hospital

St. Bernards Medical Center invites you to become part of the team of caring healthcare professionals providing Christ-like healing to communities throughout Northeast Arkansas.

St. Bernards Medical Center places priority on quality health care for our region. We raise our standards each day as we continue to offer comprehensive health care. St. Bernards was recently recognized as one of just nine "Employers of Choice" in the country. As the first organization in Arkansas to receive the distinction, St. Bernards was noted for our outstanding ability to attract, optimize and retain top talent.

Located in the thriving downtown area of Jonesboro, Arkansas, our goal is service through regional health care and St. Bernards truly is the regional health care provider. Our 435 bed facility serves as the referral center for 23 counties in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

St. Bernards is proud to be the most technologically advanced health care facility in our region. Our technology rivals hospitals in Memphis, TN, Dallas, TX and Little Rock, AR. Our dedication to technology is reinforced as we continually strive to meet the health care needs of our community. St. Bernards offers the latest CT, MRI, and PET imaging as well as CV Surgery, Neurosurgery, a radiation cancer treatment center, etc. A St. Bernards Outpatient Surgery Center opened within the last year and an Outpatient Imaging Center is now under construction.

The Community & Recreation

As St. Bernards serves as the regional health care provider, Jonesboro serves as the commercial, social and cultural center of Northeast Arkansas with a population just over 58,000. Jonesboro offers the conveniences of a big city within a setting of acres of state parks, golf courses and inviting forests and lakes.

Over the last decade, this gem in the Mid-South has developed into a regional hub for shopping, culture, academics and quality medical care. Construction is booming with new shopping centers, restaurants and residential developments rising all around town. There truly is something for everyone in just about every corner of this growing city.


Jonesboro is a family oriented community with six different public school systems and four private schools. The community is also home to Arkansas State University and with branch campuses considered, ASU brings in 17,000 students from around the world. ASU offers a beautiful campus community, exceptional venues for the arts, sciences and competitive athletics.

Jonesboro Public Schools have long been noted for high standards and exceptional performance. Recognized by a national publication as having the highest 'EG', or Educational Quotient in the state, the district's 356 certified staff hold 190 Master's Degrees, nine Specialists Degrees in Education, and five Doctorates in Education and an average of 20 years of experience. Jonesboro students consistently score above the national norms on standardized tests, and high school students score above state and national averages on college entrance tests.