March 26, 2020
Some helpful information from our Congressman French Hill
To help our healthcare workers utilize their PPE effectively and to ensure that tests to go to those who need it most, our medical professionals are suggesting that you contact your primary care physician before you visit a testing location.
If a healthcare provider has deemed it necessary for you to be tested, you can visit these drive-thru testing locations:
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (for pediatric patients only)
Location: ACH campus on 10th street
Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs
Location: Adjacent Specialty Clinic
Baptist Health Little Rock
Location: Ground Floor of hospital parking deck
Conway Regional Medical Center
Location: Hospital’s West Lobby Entrance (currently closed to the public)
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Location: 4201 Mulberry, Pine Bluff, AR 71603
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
Location: Hospital owned office building parking lot
Hotline: 870-336-5651 or 870-336-5671
Location: Offsite COVID clinic parking lot
Location: Shuffield Drive & Jack Stephens Drive
Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic
Family Clinic Location: 146 Passion Play Road, Suite A (Eureka Springs)
Location: 3318 N. North Hills Boulevard (Fayetteville)
Instead, here are some of the steps that you can take:
Become familiar with the symptoms of COVID-19.
Use the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) screening tool:
UAMS HealthNow now offers a FREE screening tool.
It’s available 24 hours a day and can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.
Go to https://uamshealth.com/healthnow/ and click on “Begin Screening.”
The tool will guide you regarding your next steps – if any – such as contacting your primary care physician for further evaluation and possible testing for the virus.
Call the Arkansas coronavirus hotlines:
For children (staffed by Arkansas Children’s Hospital): 1-800-743-3616.
For adults (staffed by UAMS): 1-800-632-4502.
Contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-803-7847.
If you are a Medicare Beneficiary, consider using telemedicine services.
The president has authorized the expansion of Medicare telemedicine services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by enabling people to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. For more information, please click HERE. For an FAQ on how to utilize telemedicine, please click HERE.
Here is an easy guide to help you decide when you should seek care if you have symptoms of COVID-19.