4701 Fairway Ave.
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Hours are dependent on in-home, on-site or in-clinic needs.
If you are in need of urgent or emergency care, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department at your local hospital.
If you are sick or have a minor injury and need to talk to someone right away, you can access UAMS HealthNow for a video visit with a UAMS provider 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Before Coming to UAMS
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
Patients who have had a COVID-19 infection may have in-person appointments 21 days after infection or a positive COVID test, as long as your symptoms are improving.
Call the UAMS appointment center at (501) 686-8000 to reschedule your appointment or ask if your appointment can be done by phone or video. Please call your clinic if you have questions about coming for an in-person visit.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Everyone who comes to UAMS is required to wear a mask and pass a health screening. You will also have your temperature taken. Please do not remove your mask until asked to do so by a UAMS employee.
Visitors required or recommended to quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) due to illness, potential exposure, travel or other reason are not allowed at UAMS until cleared by ADH.
Outpatient Visitor Guidelines
One visitor may come to your appointment with you. You may also include others in your appointment by phone or video chat. Visitors must be 18 or older. Some clinics have additional visitor guidelines. Call your clinic for more information if you have a visitation question.
Please visit our COVID-19 resources to learn more about what to expect at your appointment.
About STRIVE Clinic
STRIVE (Seeking To Reinforce my Identity and Values Everyday) is a school and community-based mental health outreach program operated by UAMS and the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at UAMS. Our program mission is to provide mental health services to students who are having emotional and/or behavioral issues in school and at home so that they learn new skills needed to be successful in life.
Who We Treat at the STRIVE Clinic
Our clinic primarily treats children ages preschool through high school graduation, along with their parents or guardians. Our program has highly trained specialists who can provide individualized treatment plans for children and families to address any emotional and behavioral issues.
Children referred to our program will receive a thorough assessment, which consists of clinical interviews, mental status exams, and reviews of existing evaluation or historical information. Based on the assessment, treatment is initiated or appropriate referrals are made for psychological evaluations and subsequent treatment plan recommendations.
School and Community Services
In addition to providing services at our clinic, we also provide services on-site at:
- Little Rock School District
- North Little Rock School District
- Pulaski County Special School District
- Children’s homes
Additional services provided to our schools and school staff include:
- Consultative services
- Professional development for teachers and school staff
- Family outreach/educational services
The STRIVE program accepts referrals from schools, primary care physicians (PCP), self/parent referrals, as well as referrals from other mental health agencies and juvenile court.
For patients whose pay source is Medicaid, a primary care physician (PCP) referral is required. Please contact your child’s physician for a referral. If your child does not have a physician you may call our office and ask for information regarding how to pick a PCP.
For patients with commercial insurance, please call the clinic to determine if coverage is available for services provided in your child’s school.
Online Referral Form
Children must be accompanied to the mental health and psychiatric assessment appointment by their parent and/or legal guardian. The parent and/or legal guardian must attend family sessions as prescribed by the treatment plan.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications your child is taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, any previous testing or assessments, and if applicable a copy of your child’s IEP or 504 plan.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.