Attention Clients-to ensure the highest possible level of safety for you and our staff, we are temporarily changing our service process to promote the use of televideo/telephone technology whenever possible. In order to avoid an interruption in your treatment, you will be contacted over the next few days by phone about upcoming appointments and your ability to conduct those appointments via phone and/or other technology.
If you visit one of our clinics in person, we ask that you check in with the front office staff and supply your cell phone number and then wait in your car until you are called and asked to come inside. So that we can best support you in obtaining the necessary healthcare services, you will be asked if you have symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, trouble breathing, cough, recent contact with a confirmed (+) COVID-19 case, or any recent travel.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to explore the best ways to continue serving you during these challenging times. Please contact our office should you have questions about your upcoming appointment.
Clients of Mid-South Health Systems/ Arisa Health-
We want you to know that as a healthcare provider of essential services, we will remain available to serve our clients and we are committed to doing this in the safest possible manner.
At this time we have not heard of a confirmed case of COVID-19 with our staff, clients, or within our communities. We believe it is important for you to know that we are monitoring the situation and making plans in the event of an outbreak close to home. We are working closely with state and local health departments, various city officials, and schools to carefully follow the developing situation across our network.
As part of our effort to operate in the safest manner possible, clients who are sick must reschedule their appointments before coming in to see us. Additionally, you must reschedule your appointment if you, or anyone in your home, have symptoms of COVID-19 including:
- Fever of 100.4o or higher
- Shortness of breath
- Known exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case
- Travel to an area inside/outside of USA with known community spread
When necessary, we will refill one month (30 days, no refill) of all medications to any client that reschedules an appointment for COVID-19 reasons. We are also working on alternatives for face-to-face client care and will share this information as it becomes available. With that in mind, when you call to reschedule your appointment, please have your email address and phone number available. Please also familiarize yourself with the technology options available to you at home. For example, do you have a smartphone with a camera? Do you have a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet with a camera and speakers or headphones?
In 1968 Mid-South Health Systems opened its doors as the first community mental health center in Northeast Arkansas. At that time we were called George W. Jackson, named after the “father of the modern mental health movement” in Arkansas.
We were part of the state system until 1997 when we incorporated as a private, non-profit mental health provider. At that time we changed our name to Mid-South Health Systems and were offering services in seven NEA counties.
In 2010 Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas, a sister community mental health center, merged with Mid-South, adding 6 more counties along the mid Delta.
In 2018 our 13 counties grew to 20 with the addition of seven counties to our West, making MSHS the largest community mental health center in the state.
Mid-South is one of 12 community mental health centers in Arkansas. These 12 centers, each composed of several counties, form the Mental Health Council of Arkansas. They cover the state with mental health resources for children and adults including the seriously mentally ill and persons struggling with substance abuse.
- We care for the seriously mentally ill in our communities.
- We have been Providing comprehensive mental health service for over 50 years for children and adults.
- We are the only fully non-profit mental health provider in Eastern Arkansas.
- Because we are non-profit we are eligible for funding streams to help those who cannot afford services and for other special programs and grants.
- We have psychiatrists, psychologist, social workers and counselors available to our clients.
- Emergency Services – We offer 24 hour assessment for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
- We are the primary provider for substance abuse services including counseling, day rehabilitation, drug court and educational opportunities.
- We have a pharmacy at our Jonesboro location, that serves clients of Mid-South Health Systems.
- 17 bed residential substance abuse treatment center
- 28 – 35 day program
- A structured enviroment that promotes recovery and stability
- Services that are planned to meet individual needs
- Group and individual activities
- Knowledge, resources and skills to manage substance abuse
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