If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not come to UAMS or any other doctor’s office, urgent care clinic or emergency room without first calling and getting instructions.
If someone needs urgent medical care and could have been exposed to COVID-19, tell the operator when you call 911.
Outpatient Visitor Guidelines
Due to an increase in COVID-19 patients in Arkansas and across the country, UAMS is implementing new visiting policies for our clinics. Effective March 20, 2020, patients must come to their visit alone, unless there are special needs such as:
- Patients undergoing a procedure that requires a driver
- Minor patients
- Patients in a wheelchair who need assistance
Visitors must be 18 or older and pass a health screening before entering a UAMS building.
About Center for Addiction Services and Treatment (CAST)
The Center for Addiction Services and Treatment (CAST) at the Psychiatric Research Institute provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opioid use disorders.
Medication-assisted treatment combines the use of medications and individual and group therapy to treat opioid detoxification, withdrawal, and cravings. Our Center provides several types of medication-assisted treatment programs that are used to treat addiction to opioid drugs, such as heroin and narcotic painkillers.
For Clinicians: MATRIARC and Project Echo
MATRIARC (Medication Assisted Treatment Recovery Initiative for Arkansas Rural Communities) is a partnership with the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Arkansas Department of Human Services designed to expand evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders.
An addiction psychiatrist is available free of charge via telephone to offer consultations to primary care physicians, general psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and mental health professionals providing medication-assisted treatment to patients dealing with opioid use disorder.
Project ECHO is part of MATRIARC, weekly video conferences available to community health centers needing assistance in opioid addiction treatment. Video conferences are held each Friday from noon to 1 p.m., with experts in addiction, therapy and case management discussing a variety of subjects related to opioid abuse.
How to Become a Patient
A handbook outlining all of the criteria for admission, the details of the program and a fee schedule is available upon request.
If you are interested in finding out more about our addiction treatment research studies, you can get in touch with us by calling our research assistant at the number designated above.
UAMS MyChart is a patient portal that gives you free, secure 24-hour online access to your health information. You can see your lab and test results, send messages to your doctor, make appointments, refill prescriptions and pay your bills. Ask your clinic staff or hospital nurse how to sign up for UAMS MyChart.
Medical Treatments and Procedures Performed
UAMS providers perform and prescribe a broad range of treatments and procedures, some of which may not be listed below.