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.
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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.
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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 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, 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.