Primary Care vs. Urgent Care vs. Emergency

Due to the rapid rise of COVID cases in our state and region, hospital bed capacity is extremely limited. We encourage you to visit your local physician whenever possible to avoid the Emergency Department. If you have an urgent need, please consider utilizing our urgent care services at NARMC Mediquick, or our telemedicine service, NARMC Now. To access NARMC Now, contact one of the NARMC Clinics. A complete list of our clinics can be found at https://www.narmc.com/clinics.


If you have symptoms of COVID, please proceed to the NARMC Viral Screening Clinic, or call the COVID Information Hotline at 870-414-4010 for further instructions. If you have an emergency medical condition, please call 911 or proceed to the Emergency Department. As we continue to live under the constraints of this pandemic, know that the health and safety of our NARMC community is a priority. By utilizing urgent care services, you are helping us care for our healthcare heroes and our critically ill patients. If you have questions about the virus, if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, if you have a cough or shortness of breath, or if you have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient, please call 870-414-4010 to reach the NARMC COVID-19 Call Center. If you want to schedule an appointment for a Community Vaccine Clinic, call 870-414-2021 Monday- Friday 8a-4p, and a representative will be happy to assist. You may also visit www.narmc.com/covid for additional resources.