Health care resources

  • If You Don’t Need It, Take It Back

    Arkansas’ Take-Back program provides a safe and easy way to dispose of medications you no longer need. Safe disposal of expired or unneeded prescription drugs is the only way to protect your family, pets and the environment. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of accidental deaths in Read more →

  • Flu Vaccine Options: Something for Everyone

    You and your family (that includes everyone older than 6 months of age) have options for the annual influenza (flu) vaccine. There are even new options for the “big babies” who don’t like getting shots. Here is what’s available this flu season, according to the Centers for Read more →

  • Build Resilience Against Life’s Hard Knocks

    If you’re a parent, educator or work with children, here’s a no-cost opportunity to learn how to help kids who’ve had some bad breaks in life. “Every Classroom, Every Home: A Special Learning Session for Parents and Teachers” will be held Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, Read more →

  • 77 FREE Health Care Services

    We all love to get something for free. Here’s a list of valuable health care services for you and your family. Every one of them can make you healthier now and for years to come. And, because they can help prevent illness and chronic conditions, or keep them from getting worse, these Read more →

  • Why Do I Need Resistance Training?

    Mary calls it strength training. At age 48 she discovered how important this was during physical rehabilitation after surgery following a bad fall. Her doctor said her broken bones were most likely due to post-menopausal osteoporosis. Robert calls it resistance training and he discovered it at age 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.

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.

Social Work Licensure in Arkansas
Become a licensed social worker in Arkansas.

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