Before Coming to UAMS
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 Women’s Inpatient Unit
The Women’s Inpatient Unit at UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI), known as the 5-North Unit, is devoted solely to the care of female patients and offers a therapy-rich environment. The experienced staff is available 24 hours a day to provide patients with state-of-the-art care and assistance with any concerns they might have.
About the Care We Offer
This unique women’s inpatient unit is tailored to meet the needs of patients with acute mental illness. The only one of its kind in Arkansas, the 10-bed unit was developed to treat conditions such as severe depression and anxiety that have been triggered by events such as trauma, pregnancy and life transitions.
Care for New Mothers
We offer expanded visitation hours and allow new mothers to nurse their infant
s, unlike other facilities. The physicians working on the unit are trained in specialties that will help them address the needs of women dealing with sudden physical and hormonal changes. The inpatient unit environment provides our patients a warm, secure and friendly approach to their treatment.
Special consideration is given to the dietary requirements of new mothers. Therapy sessions are held around the extended sleep schedules of mothers and newborns.
A Holistic Approach
Both group and individual therapy is available to the patients on the unit, with yoga and other activity therapies to offer a holistic approach to healing. From depression and trauma to anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, the women’s inpatient unit is well-equipped to accommodate this very important and typically underserved portion of our population.
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.