COVID-19 UPDATE

The emergence of the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID 19, has caused a significant amount of concern amongst average citizens and public health organizations alike. Questions regarding how the virus spreads, its potential for harm, and what measures must be taken to ensure safety have been paramount as well as what resources area available to help people protect themselves. In keeping with the mission and goals of the Arkansas Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association (AMDPA), namely advocacy for the interests of our members and patients through public policy and outreach and awareness and providing relevant and cutting-edge information and services, the AMDPA has compiled a list of resources from around the state. These resources are meant to ensure accurate and timely information regarding COVID 19 are available and accessible especially to underserved Arkansans in an effort to bridge the health disparity gaps that exist in our population.

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Helpful Links

Mental Health Resources

Virtual Mental Health Clinic and Hotline
Phone number: (501) 526-3563 or (800) 482-9921.
https://psychiatry.uams.edu/clinical-care/arconnect/

The virtual clinic operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there is someone answering the phone 24/7.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) Coronavirus

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Health COVID-19

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus

Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 advice for the public

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with suspected COVID-19, please ***

If you have specific questions about COVID-19 in Arkansas, contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-803-7847.