Health care resources

  • 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 Read more →

  • Syphilis Increasing Rapidly; Linked to HIV

    Syphilis is a dangerous infection transmitted during sexual contact with a person who has the disease. It can have very serious complications if not treated, including visual problems and blindness, hearing loss, stroke, other nervous system problems, even death. Syphilis infection also increases a Read more →

  • Knowledge Is Power: Know Your Diabetes

    Editor’s note: This is the final article in AFMC’s yearlong series on diabetes. The other 11 articles were posted on this blog during the first week of each month, beginning with June 2016. The very best way to manage your diabetes is to learn everything you can about the disease and Read more →

  • Get Relief from Allergy Symptoms

    Seasonal allergy symptoms can make you feel miserable. Knowing that the pollen will eventually go away doesn’t help right now. You and the 50 million Americans who have seasonal allergies need immediate relief. If over-the-counter (OTC) products do not relieve your allergy symptoms, you may Read more →

  • Your Doorway to Better Health

    Most people (94%) say that having easy access to their medical records is “important” or “very important” to them, according to a national survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Would you like to be able to send and receive messages from your doctor and track your personal health 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.

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.

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.

Sickle Cell Support Services
Sickle Cell Support Services provides supportive assistance and services to families affected by Sickle Cell Anemia Disease.

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