Dr. Johnnie Cummings 2021

"On a daily basis, the medical team at AEH addresses the unique problems faced by those in our communities who have often had to go without adequate and quality health care. We have heard the needs of our people and we are continuously striving to meet these needs through the development and implementation of innovative health care strategies aimed at those prevalent health problems burdening our communities."

Johnnie Cummings, MD, CMO

Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. has been answering the call of Delta residents seeking comprehensive, affordable healthcare for themselves and their families for over 40 years. Aaron E. Henry takes a sweeping approach to improving the health status of our communities. This approach includes services aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. Complete primary and preventive medical care to dental services, family planning, pediatrics, public transportation, social services, nutritional education, and community outreach are just some of the resources that we offer to assist people in their everyday lives. Our services are billed on a sliding fee scale so everyone, regardless of their income level or their ability to pay receives the same quality healthcare. Our goal has always been, “To provide quality health care when caring counts.”


A snapshot of some of our services:

  • Pediatrics
  • Drug Screening
    Pre-placement physical/Medical Screening
  • Social Services
  • WIC Certification
  • Dental
  • Optometry/Optical Shop
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Physicals
  • Exercise Therapy/Wellness Center
  • Medicaid Screening
  • Immunizations
  • HIV/AIDS Screening
  • Adult & Geriatric Care
  • Industrial Medicine
  • Mobile Medical Unit
  • Community Outreach
  • Prenatal Care & Family Planning
  • Health Awareness
  • Public Transportation-
    Delta Area Rural Transit System (D.A.R.T.S.)

* We accept Private Insurance, CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, and Individuals without Insurance.


  • Pediatrics
  • Drug Screening
  • Pre-placement physical/Medical Screening
  • WIC Certification
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Sports Physicals
  • Medicaid Screening
  • Work Training
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • HIV/AIDS Screening
  • Adult & Geriatric Care
  • Industrial Medicine
  • Mobile Medical Unit
  • Prenatal Care & Family Planning
  • Health Awareness (Education)
  • Physician Hospital Coverage
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy Assistance
  • 340B Pharmacy Program
Dr. William Booker 2021


  • Pediatrics
  • Wellness Visits
  • Immunizations/Vaccinations
  • WIC Certification
  • Sports Physicals
  • Sick Child Visits
  • Emergency Room Followups
  • Adolescent Screenings
Dr. Peggy Wells2


  • Comprehensive Dental Exam (Children and Adult)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Minor restorative work (Silver and Tooth colored fillings)
  • Referral Services for complex dental conditions
  • Extractions (Simple and Surgical, including some third molars)
  • Root Canal therapy
  • Complete Dentures
  • Partial Dentures
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Scaling and Root Planning
  • Cleanings and Oral Hygiene Instructions
  • Nutritional Counseling for Control of Dental disease
  • Tobacco Counseling for Control and Prevention of Oral Disease
photo of dentist and assistant working on patient

Exercise Therapy


The AEH Health and Wellness Center is committed to delivering the highest quality of health services, which include prevention, promotion, and medical care for all patients and staff. The confidentiality of patient health is of utmost importance in achieving a level of trust and satisfaction. Incorporated into the philosophy of the Health and Wellness Center is the integration of treating the whole person --- mind, body, and spirit.

The Wellness Center comprises approximately 2,000 sq. feet of space and offers a variety of options, including treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, weighted balls, ropes, elliptical, jump ropes, fixed machines, and more. Exercise programs can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient/client. A certified exercise physiologist is on staff to provide professional assistance and training.

Pandemic Guidelines & Schedule For Wellness Center

  • Each patient must get his/her temperature taken at the door.
  • Each patient must apply hand sanitizer before and after workouts.
  • Each patient must wear a disposable mask provided by AEH or provide his/her own approved mask.
  • Each patient must wipe down every piece of equipment used with the wipes provided by the Center.
  • Each patient must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet at all times while exercising or talking to anyone in the wellness room.

The Wellness Center is open
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Each session will last 45 min. – 1 hour.

Kickboxing:  A combination of high and low impact aerobics with instruction of boxing styles and techniques, including punches and kicks is offered.  All fitness levels are welcome and no boxing experience is needed.

Tone & Sculpt:  A full-body workout using light weights and/or body weight with high repetition exercises that will help tone, build lean muscle, and burn fat is also offered.


Coming Soon:  Beginner Step Aerobics

Patients must arrive no later than 15 minutes after scheduled appointment time or forfeit their appointment.

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Behavioral Health

Carolyn Quin, Director of Behavioral Health

We are pleased to offer behavioral health consultations to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.

At Aaron E. Henry, we take a holistic approach when focusing on wellness. We understand that this involves treating the whole person...mind, body, and environment. For this reason, we provide optimal care to our patients through use of an integrated care model. This model presents patients and families with opportunities to become actively engaged in comprehensive healthcare. Integrated care involves a team of primary care and behavioral health clinicians working together with patients and families to provide patient-centered care. This care may address mental health and substance misuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical illnesses), life stressors and crises, and stress-related physical symptoms.

Your Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) can help you . . .

  • Create a healthy lifestyle by changing eating and exercise habits, or learning relaxation skills, ways to sleep better and have good friends.
  • Reflect on harmful habits such as using alcohol, tobacco and drugs, or getting angry easily and hurting people’s feelings. The BHC can help you make changes for the better, even if they are small.
  • Cope with stress, including loss, sadness, depression, grief, and anxiety
  • Apply self-care techniques to manage pain, diabetes, medications, and other issues.


The newly-renovated AEHCHC Optometry Clinic and Optical Dispensary opened its doors at 600 Ohio Avenue in Clarksdale in June 2020. Utilizing state-of-the-art examination equipment, we provide eye health and vision services for the entire family. Our modern fashion Optical Dispensary offers on-time fashion forward eyewear for men, women, and children of all ages at affordable pricing. Dr. Sidney Wilson, OD, and staff have over 40 years combined experience in optometric patient care and look forward to caring for you, your family, and your friends. Call 662-624-4292 to schedule an appointment. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Transit

The Delta Area Rural Transit System opened in 1990 with two minivans. At the start, DARTS only offered transportation to people who needed medical care.  However, in 1993, DARTS received funding from the Mississippi State Department of Transportation and with these funds; DARTS seized the opportunity to open its buses to the general public. The rationale behind the expansion was simple:  DARTS officials felt that the same people who needed rides to doctors’ offices may also need reliable transportation to get to and from work. DARTS tailored its services to transport local residents in need of transportation to and from jobs at local penitentiaries and casinos located along the Mississippi River.
Today, DARTS operates 46 multi-passenger vehicles that connect people with promising jobs, training opportunities, shopping centers, childcare centers, and human services agencies in Coahoma, DeSoto, Quitman, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica Counties.
The phenomenal growth that DARTS has experienced is due to the following:
  • The expansion of the regional job market and the increased need for affordable employment transportation;
  • The proactive coordination of services with employment agencies, local employers, human service agencies, and potential customers;
  • The aggressive efforts to gain capital and operating funds from various organizations such as the Mississippi Department of Transportation and other local municipalities.
photo of public transit bus

Social Services

Services of the Social Service Department includes but not limited to:

  • Case Management
  • Consultation and Referrals
  • Outreach
  • Patient Assistant Program (PAP)
  • Food Assistant
  • Bolivar County Action (housing)
  • Transportation

Nutritionist Services includes but not limited to:

  • Nutrition Assessment to include BMI
  • Diet and Nutrition Education
  • Meal Planning
  • Insulin and Pump Training
  • Training on how to use blood glucometer