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Healthcare in Arkansas

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The Arkansas Department[1] of Health is one of the executive agencies in Arkansas. The primary aim of the department is to improve and protect the health and well-being of the people of Arkansas. The department’s vision is to provide optimal health for the people of the state so as to achieve maximum economic, personal and social impact. The Department has 94 local health units in each of the 75 counties of the state.

Contact Details

Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone no: 1-501-661-2000
Website: Arkansas Department of Health

Hospitals in Arkansas


Hospitals in Arkansas are well equipped with all the modern facilities, efficiently staffed and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including nursing, medical, surgical, laboratory, anesthesia, radiology, child care, pharmacy services, mental well being, maternity care and many more services. Most of the hospitals in Arkansas make an effort to follow environmentally preferable practices.

Some notable Hospitals in Arkansas

Physicians’ Specialty Hospital
3873 N Parkview Dr Ste 1
Fayetteville, AR 72703-6213
Washington County
Phone: (479) 571-7070
Website: www.pshfay.com

Riverview Behavioral Health
701 Arkansas Blvd
Texarkana, AR 71854-2105
Miller County
Phone: (870) 772-5028
Website: www.vistahealthservices.com

Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart
PO Box 1905
Stuttgart, AR 72160-1905
Arkansas County
Phone: (870) 673-3511
Website: www.baptist-health.com

White River Health System
1710 Harrison St
Batesville, AR 72501-7303
Independence County
Phone: (870) 262-1200
Website: www.whiteriverhealthsystem.com

Summit Medical Center
PO Box 409
Van Buren, AR 72957-0409
Crawford County
Phone: (479) 474-3401
Website: www.summitmedicalcenter.net

St. Vincent Hot Springs
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913-6406
Garland County
Phone: (501) 622-1100
Website: www.saintjosephs.com

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
1808 W Main St
Russellville, AR 72801-2724
Pope County
Phone: (479) 968-2841
Website: www.saintmarysregional.com

Saline Memorial Hospital
1 Medical Park Dr
Benton, AR 72015-3354
Saline County
Phone: (501) 776-6000
Website: www.salinememorial.org

Ouachita County Medical Center
PO Box 797
Camden, AR 71711-0797
Ouachita County
Phone: (870) 836-1000
Website: www.ouachitamedcenter.com

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
620 N Main St
Harrison, AR 72601-2911
Boone County
Phone: (870) 365-2000
Website: www.narmc.com

St. Bernards Medical Center
225 E Jackson Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401-3119
Craighead County
Phone: (870) 972-4100
Website: www.stbernards.info

Best Hospitals in Arkansas


Arkansas Children’s Hospital


It is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. The hospital is known for being one of the largest pediatric medical providers in America. Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides the best medical care to children and families throughout the state of Arkansas and surrounding areas.

Contact Details
Arkansas Children's Hospital,
1 Children's Way, Little Rock,
AR 72202-3591
Phone no: (501) 364-1100
Website: http://www.archildrens.org/

Chicot Memorial Medical Center

Chicot Memorial Medical Center is responsible to provide extraordinary healthcare facilities and promotes healthy living in the state. The services provided by the hospital include: Ambulance/EMS, Surgical Services, Respiratory Services, Home Health Care, Inpatient Services, Laboratory, Telemedicine, Emergency Room, Radiology and Telemedicine.

Contact Details
Chicot Memorial Medical Center
2729 S. Hwy 65 & 82
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone no: (870) 265-9200
Website: http://www.chicotmemorial.com/

Drew Memorial Hospital

It is a county owned acute care Hospital in Arkansas. The services provided by the hospital include: Radiology Services, Outpatient Psychiatry, Women’s Services, Surgery and Home Health.

Contact Details
Drew Memorial Hospital
778 Scogin Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Phone no: 870-367-2411
Website: http://www.drewmemorial.org/home_page.aspx

Conway Regional Health System

It provides complete health care facilities to the communities of north Central Arkansas and also Faulkner, Perry, Conway, Van Buren and Cleburne counties. The services provided by the Conway Regional Health System are: Heart Health, Cancer Care, Women’s Health, Surgery and Rehabilitation.

Contact Details
2302 College Avenue, Conway,
Arkansas 72034
Phone no: 1-800-245-3314
Website: http://www.conwayregional.org

Blood Banks and Organ Donators in Arkansas


Several organizations in Arkansas are dedicated to provide organ and blood to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Arkansas.

Blood Banks and Organ Donators in Arkansas

Biolife Plasma Services
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Phone no: 1-479-575-9477
Website: www.biolifeplasma.com

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Phone no: 1-479-927-1202
Website: www.cbco.org

DCI Biologicals Inc
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
Phone no: 1-870-934-9435
Website: dciplasma.com

DCI Biologicals-Hot Springs
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71901
Phone no: 1-501-321-2640
Website: dciplasma.com

Lawrence Health Service
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476
Phone no: 1-870-886-1200
Website: www.lifeblood.org

Lifeblood Mid-South Regional
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
Phone no:1-870-732-0159
Website: www.lifeblood.org

Lifeblood Midsouth Regional
Blytheville, Arkansas 72315
Phone no:1-870-763-8585
Website: www.lifeblood.org

United Blood Service
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71913
Phone no:1-501-624-0666
Website: www.unitedbloodservices.org


Arkansas Health Insurance


The Health Insurance Programs not only protects physical health, but also financial health and peace of mind. Health insurance programs provide services to the eligible people free of cost. Health insurance program provides routine check-ups, medicines, special checkups and many more.

Arkansas has initiated many programs that assist the people of the state to pay for the entire or part of their health care or medical costs.

Medicaid Program

Medicaid is a government health insurance program for the people of Arkansas. This program includes most medical care and services such as hospital care, doctor visits, vision and dental care, prescriptions, physical therapy, long-term care in a nursing home and more.

The eligibility for the program is determined based on Arkansas residency, income, resources and other requirements. The services that are covered also vary among categories. The categories are "Aged, Blind and Disabled" and "Children and Family".

Read more: Medicaid Program

Children’s Health Coverage Programs

CHIP and Medicaid gives no-cost or low-cost health coverage to the eligible children of Arkansas. The program assures routine check-ups, dental care and immunizations for children to keep them healthy. The children also get doctor visits, hospital care and prescription medications when they are sick, and much more.

Read more: Children’s Health Coverage Programs

Arkansas WIC Program

It is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children of Arkansas. The WIC Program of Arkansas is administered by the Arkansas Department of Health through a grant provided by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Read more: Arkansas WIC Program

Senior Health Insurance Information Program

The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) gives free education and information, one-on-one counseling to individuals with Medicare of all ages.

Read more: Senior Health Insurance Information Program


Arkansas Vital Records and Health Statistics


The Health Statistics Branch (HSB) of Arkansas looks after a variety of data that concerns the health of Arkansans. The section of Vital Statistics reports information on all vital events like birth, death, marriage, divorce, fetal deaths, and induced terminations of pregnancies.

Contact Details
Health Statistics4815 W
Markham Street, Slot 19
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone no: 501-661-2368

Read more: Arkansas Health Statistics

The Vital Records section is responsible for collecting and issuing of birth and death certificates and marriage and divorce coupons.

Contact Details

Vital Records, 4815 W
Markham Street, Slot 44
Little Rock, AR 72205;
Phone no: 501-661-2336, 800-637-9314, 501-661-2717
Read more: Vital Records

Also see how to apply certificates for:

Leading Causes of Death in 2012
[2]
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Accidents
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Influenza/Pneumonia
  • Kidney Disease
  • Suicide

Get more information on various health data and statistics:


References:
  1. Arkansas Health Department
  2. Leading Causes of Death
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