As COVID-19 continues to emerge in the state of Arkansas, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center is developing new services to meet the needs of our community during this time. NARMC is currently offering a drive-thru viral screening clinic outside the NARMC Medical Plaza. This is an off-site targeted testing site for viral illness.
The goal of the screening clinic is to provide convenient viral screening services. If you have mild flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough or body aches, this drive-thru clinic will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please call 870-414-4010 before leaving home.
When arriving at the viral screening center, patients will be directed to enter the NARMC Medical Plaza parking lot from Highway 65. They will then be guided to proceed through the drive-thru at the rear of the building. Two lanes will be designated for registration and triage, which will be performed by NARMC personnel. All testing will be performed in the patient’s vehicle. Those in need of a flu test, they will be instructed on next steps. If a COVID-19 test is indicated, patients will be instructed to pull into the lane designated for COVID-19 testing. NARMC will follow Arkansas Department of Health recommendations for testing. Supplies for testing remain limited throughout the state. Please be aware that healthcare workers performing this service will wear personal protective equipment, including a mask, face mask, gloves and gowns.
NARMC is taking necessary precautions to keep our community healthy and safe. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation.