1810 Ozarka Drive
Mountain View, AR 72560
In the mid 1990’s the local Community Health Planning Group was the driving force in persuading UAMS Kids First to locate in their town. They pointed out that the area was greatly under served with virtually no meaningful services for young children. The local nurse was heard to tell UAMS Kids First administration that, “If you build it, they will come.”
Agreeing to become a part of the community, UAMS Kids First located in a commercial building just across from the local hospital and began to accept children into the program. The greatest challenge then, and continuing today, is the lack of transportation. After several years in the community, the program changed location and is now located in a newly renovated building with lots of space for the growing enrollment. Once our smallest location, the Mountain View clinic currently services approximately 54 children and employs more than 30 staff and contractors.
Strong area legislators and city leaders have assisted the program in “getting the word out” and garnering local recognition. Local newspaper owner/editor Rusty Frazier has been a valuable asset, and dedicated staff members keep good things happening for the children they serve.