Medical and Mental Health Services

Student Medical Services

The UAMS Northwest Family Medical Center, located within the UAMS Northwest campus, is the provider for Student Health Services for the Northwest Regional Campus.

  • Treatment of minor illnesses as covered by student health fee
  • The following CLIA-waived procedures:  Strep, flu, UA without micro analysis
  • TB skin tests

  • Immunizations

  • Care of needle-sticks and blood/body fluid exposures

  • Referral to a physician is available for students who require services outside the scope of Student Health including treatment of chronic and severe illnesses, lab services not listed above, x-rays, etc.  (These items will be billed to student/insurance.)

Contact them for an appointment at (479) 521-8260.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more details, please see the UAMS Northwest Student Handbook 2019-2020.


 

Student Mental Health Services

The UAMS Northwest Wellness Program provides FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, and TIMELY counseling/therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management services in a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment to actively enrolled UAMS residents, students, and their partners seeking help for emotional and mental health issues.

Location:UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

Basement Floor (across from the yoga room)
1125 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703

To schedule a confidential appointment, call (479) 713-8313 or email NWWellnessProgram@uams.edu.

 

For an after-hours emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room for immediate assistance.


From the UAMS website:
Students seek help for depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflicts, academic difficulties and numerous o
ther issues interfering with their maximal functioning. Seeking care through the service is absolutely confidential. The only exceptions to the strict code of confidentially (as required by law) include homicidality (planning to kill someone else, or being so severely impaired that patients in your care are in jeopardy), suicidality (planning to kill self), and child abuse.

Record keeping is also strictly confidential within the Student Wellness Program and does not go into the campus-wide electronic UAMS medical record. For short-term treatment, there is no financial cost to students seeking care. A utilization report is generated annually to justify continued funding for the service. This report may contain the number of students utilizing the service and describe the types of problems students seek help for. Specific identifying information about students is not released.


Interactive Screening Program (ISP)

If you find that picking up the phone or walking into the counseling clinic is daunting, try our web-based Interactive Screening Program (ISP), which will allow you to connect and engage in dialogue with clinicians covering student and resident wellness anonymously. Please visit: https://uams.caresforyou.org. 

Outreach Services

The UAMS Northwest Wellness Program is becoming more engaged in various outreach/preventive activities on campus to increase awareness of and promote wellness among UAMS residents and students. These activities include lectures on various wellness topics on campus. Examples of topics include:

  • Fighting Perfectionism
  • Anxiety Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Enrichment
  • Sigma
  • Stress Management
  • Finding School-Life Balance

Our Staff

Our clinic provides care from a psychiatrist who can oversee medication management and psychiatric evaluation. We also have a licensed counselor who provides couples therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, psychoeducation, and group therapy.