Health care resources

  • Start Young to Prevent Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones to the point where they break easily. It can be a very painful, debilitating disease that is expensive to treat. It robs many people – mostly women – of their ability to live independently as they grow older. Millions of Americans have Read more →

  • Hunger Can’t Wait

    Hunger means a lot more than an empty belly. It means a child doesn’t live up to his or her potential in school, and is more likely to think about suicide and have mental-health problems. It means a child is more likely to get sick and have life-long health problems. Because the child is Read more →

  • Safely Watch Aug. 21 Eclipse

    Are you ready for the big event? Arkansans will be able to see a solar eclipse on Mon. Aug. 21 during the midday hours. Be sure you know how to watch it without damaging your eyes. Safe viewing of the pre-eclipse, partial eclipse and post-eclipse phases must be done with special protective glasses Read more →

  • Ready for School? Start with Vaccines

    The new school year will be starting soon. Among the supplies, new clothes and gadgets your child “can’t live without!” there IS something they cannot live without: vaccines to protect them from serious illness. If your child is starting pre-kindergarten up through high school, Read more →

  • Are Your Kids First for Health Care?

    More than 70,000 Arkansas children are getting free or low-cost health care through an Arkansas program called ARKids First. These kids get preventive care and other services to give them a healthy start in life. Healthy children are more likely to grow into healthy, happy and productive adults. 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.

ARenroll
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.

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

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

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

Naloxone Protocol - Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association worked together to prepare a Naloxone Protocol which can be used much like the protocols for administering immunizations with any prescriptions initialized being in the name of the prescriber on the protocol.

PreventionWorksAR
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.