Student Wellness Program
Student Wellness Program (SWP)
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 numerous other 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).
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
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.
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.
We wish you
Toni Dollinger, MD, Medical Director
James Holland, LCSW, Lead
Angie Moore, LCSW,
Meshelle Helms, Program
UAMS Student Wellness Program
4301 W. Markham # 789
Little Rock, AR 72205