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, call the UAMS appointment center at 501-686-8000 to reschedule your appointment. You may also ask if your appointment can be done by phone or video.
Get more information about symptoms to look for.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
UAMS has safety measures in place to protect our patients and employees. Everyone who comes to UAMS is required to wear a mask and pass a health screening before entering the building. You will also have your temperature taken. Please wear a clean mask to your clinic visit, and do not remove it until asked to do so by a UAMS employee.
Learn more about the safety measures we are taking.
Outpatient Visitor Guidelines
Patients must come to their visit alone. A friend or family member may come to an appointment only if the patient is under 18 or is not mentally or physically able to go to the appointment alone. You are welcome to include a friend or family member in your appointment by phone or video chat.
If you need a wheelchair from your car to your appointment, transport staff is available. Contact your clinic and they will help to arrange this for you.
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. 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 onsite 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.