Spring 2021 Health Services

Monday – Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM; Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM   •   24-Hour Mental Health Support: Call 479-575-5276

COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, Quarantine & Health

Information about COVID-19 is constantly changing. Read the latest testing, quarantine and other important health information. For University-specific updates and information, visit the U of A COVID-19 homepage.

Schedule COVID-19 Testing Report COVID-19 Positive

CAPS Mental Health Support, Resources & Services

Students have several ways they can access mental health services. Read about different CAPS programs and services, and view helpful groups and resources. After-hours crisis support is available by calling 479-575-5276. 

 Request Initial Consultation Take Stress & Depression Screening

COVID-19 Vaccine Education, Resources & Updates

At this time, it’s unclear when COVID-19 vaccines will be available for the general university population. Pat Walker Health Center has applied to be a vaccine provider and strongly encourages getting vaccinated once eligible .

General Vaccine Information & Resources Eligible Employee Information & Updates

Single Entry Point Through the West Entrance (Parking Lot)

Temperature & Screening Requirement

All patients must have an appointment; no walk-in appointments

Encourage virtual services whenever possible

Limiting the number of staff and patients within the facility at a single time

Frequent disinfecting of medical areas and public waiting areas

Acceptable face masks/coverings required for staff and patients at all times. No bandanas or gaiters

Additional staff procedures and policies to enhance patient health and safety

Pat Walker Health Center services will be comprised of virtual and in-person visits, with the visit type matched to the service being provided. We encourage virtual services whenever possible to promote social distancing.

All patients must have an appointment — No walk-in appointments

Evening and Saturday Clinics available for TeleVisit only

CAPS & Wellness Programs/Classes operating virtually

All water fountains are turned off with only the water bottle fill portions operational

Waiting areas and common areas rearranged for physically distancing

PWHC staff and personnel meetings held virtually, with most administrative staff working remotely

Pat Walker Health Center will be closed on the following days:

  • Jan. 16, 2021 - Saturday
  • Jan. 18, 2021 - MLK Holiday
  • Feb. 20, 2021 - Saturday
  • March 26-28, 2021 - Spring Break 
  • April 3, 2021 - Saturday
  • May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day

The health center will also be closed evenings and Saturdays for Spring 2021 semester. 

At this time, all medical care requires an appointment; no walk-ins are allowed.

To schedule an appointment, please call 479-575-4451 or schedule online through the Patient Portal.

In-Person Appointments: Face coverings, screening questions and temperature checks are required upon entry to the building and CDC guidelines for health care facilities are followed.

For more information on medical care options, click here.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) will continue to provide students mental health care through tele-mental health services. CAPS staff will continue to offer same-day emergency services, and emergency after-hours support is available 24/7 by calling 479-575-5276. 

Individual counseling sessions require an appointment, which can be made by calling 479-575-5276. Students with scheduled appointments will receive additional information about how to access tele-mental health sessions.

For more information about mental health services & programs, visit health.uark.edu/mental-health or call 479-575-5276.

The department of Wellness & Health Promotion (WHP) remains committed to enhancing the environment and community at U of A to promote lifelong behaviors and to empower the campus community to improve their quality of life and reach their highest potential.

WHP will continue to offer a variety of virtual programs this semester to encourage social distancing efforts.

Students, faculty and staff can sign-up for free TeleWellness Coaching with certified wellness coaches. To sign-up for Wellness Coaching, submit an online request form.

For more information about virtual wellness programs, visit wellness.uark.edu and follow @uarkwellness.

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Medical TeleVisits Available

A TeleVisit offers some of the same benefits of an in-person appointment — your provider can assess your symptoms, recommend a plan of care, and send a prescription to your pharmacy if needed.

Call to schedule a TeleVisit — 479-575-4451.

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Online Wellness Coaching

Students, faculty and staff can now sign-up for online wellness coaching

Our certified wellness coaches will help you identify strengths and help you achieve specific changes that improve your lifestyle behaviors. Sign-up and start living well in a conscious way!

CAPS Tele-mental health services

CAPS Tele-Mental Health Services

Navigating this unprecedented time can be stressful and challenging for many. CAPS is making every effort to ensure critical mental health services and resources are available for the campus community. 

Get the latest updates about mental health services. 

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Sexual Assault Resources & Information

Sexual assault is a traumatic experience. Often individuals do not know where to turn for help. The Sexual & Relationship Violence Center offers comprehensive and confidential resources for students who have experienced sexual assault, rape or relationship violence are available.

Speak with a Victim Advocate: 479-575-4000 or survivor@uark.edu.


Respiratory Clinic

Garland Garage Respiratory Illness Clinic

Feeling sick? Get care from the comfort of your car (or walk-up) at the Garland Garage Respiratory Clinic.  Available for students, faculty and staff with flu or COVID-19-like symptoms only.

Schedule an Appointment