Health care resources

  • Summertime … and the Kids Are Hungry

    More than 287,000 Arkansas children rely on free or reduced price school breakfast and lunch programs. However, for one in four Arkansas children, summertime means that they can no longer depend on school meals. They either don’t eat at all or make unhealthy food and beverage choices during the Read more →

  • Governor’s Quality Award Seminar June 20

    You won’t want to miss the annual Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar on Tuesday, June 20 at the Embassy Suites, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “Engaging Arkansans for Better Healthcare Outcomes.” Glenn Crotty, MD and executive vice president and COO of the Charleston Area Read more →

  • Zika Virus Update: Get Ready for Summer

    Abundant rain and an early spring have meant the early arrival of Arkansas’ mosquito season. With the pesky mosquito comes an increase in the risk of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects. Here’s what you need to do to prevent it. Although it is spreading northward Read more →

  • UAMS Conference is Refresher for Physicians

    Family physicians, nurses and pharmacists can earn up to 23.75 continuing education hours at the 39th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course May 11-13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute’s Smith Conference Center, 12th Read more →

  • Blood Donors Needed NOW

    The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during a severe winter blood shortage. Your donations can help save the lives of people you know in your community – even you or a family member. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed Read more →

Helpful websites

Access Arkansas
Find out if you qualify for Arkansas human services, apply for new benefits, finish your in-process application, or check your application and program status.

ANGELS Guidelines
The Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) allows providers to quickly access medical practice guidelines from any phone, tablet or computer. You can search by keywords and bookmark specific guidelines for easy reference.

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Apply for a vast array of services including ARKids First health insurance for children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) and Medicaid.

Arkansas Medicaid
Helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons.

Arkansas Medicaid Front Line Provider Portal
Information related to Arkansas Medicaid’s new MMIS and Healthcare Portal.

Arkansas Medicaid Provider Manuals
Access Medicaid manuals, transmittal letters, notices of rule making, official notices and RA messages for each provider type.

ARKids First
Provides two health insurance coverage options for low-income families that include a comprehensive package of benefits.
Apply for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is designed to help you find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.

Helps people who have Medicaid and ARKids First find a medical home by locating a primary care doctor (PCP) and dental care.

The Health Insurance Marketplace allows consumers to more easily search for the plan that best meets their budget and health needs.

Find and compare doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health professionals, facilities and services.

The PreventionWorksAR web pages house data and resources from a variety of sources for the Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), Arkansas Department of Human Services.

UAMS Center for Health Literacy
Learn how to improve society and population health by making health information easier to understand and use.