students-sunshineThe UAMS Student Wellness Program is a preventative service created to provide short term, confidential assistance for students who are actively enrolled at UAMS (Little Rock Campus). The purpose of this service is to provide the necessary tools for students to achieve their fullest potential.

Students seek help for:

  • depression,
  • anxiety,
  • grief,
  • relationship conflicts,
  • academic difficulties and
  • issues interfering with their maximal functioning.

Seeking care through the service is absolutely confidential. The only exceptions to the strict code of confidentially (as required by law) include homicidality (planning to kill someone else, or being so severely impaired that patients in your care are in jeopardy), suicidality (planning to kill self) and child abuse. Record keeping is also strictly confidential within the student mental health clinic (not entered into the campus wide UAMS electronic medical record).

Short Term Treatment

For short term treatment, there is no financial cost to students seeking care. The service is made possible through the support of the UAMS Chancellor, the Deans of the Colleges at UAMS and a portion of the student health fee. When utilization reports are generated, the number of students utilizing the service and the types of problems students seek help for may be reported. Specific identifying information about students is NOT released. Note: Should a student’s treatment require medication, the cost of filling a prescription is up to the student. Unfortunately sample medications are not readily available any longer.

ADHD Treatment

For students who have been diagnosed with ADHD or think that they may have ADHD, the Student Wellness Program has a policy that requires these students to either present past neuropsychological testing or be tested by a neuropsychologist.

This policy is necessary to protect students who may use stimulants as a drug of abuse. These medications are highly regulated by the FDA and as such we prescribe these only to students who absolutely need them.

Due to the high volume of utilization, students are asked to keep an appointment once it is made or cancel as far as possible in advance to allow other students needing services timely access.