Student Health Information
Access to Health Services ·
Health and Liability Insurance ·
Required Immunizations ·
Helpful Contacts for Health Information
Access to Health Services
Students have access to the Baptist Health On-Site Clinic. The clinic is designed to supplement the care of a Primary Care Physician and provides treatment for common minor illnesses. There is no appointment necessary; patients are seen on a first come first serve basis. Students pay a Health Fee each semester and there is a copay due at the time of service.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Doctor's Park Building
9600 Baptist Health Drive
Little Rock, AR
Health and Liability Insurance
All students are strongly recommended to have personal health insurance while enrolled as a student at BHSLR. Many affordable options exist for students. For information on some of the options, please visit the following websites or contact Student Services.
If a student needs medical treatment during an educational experience, the student is responsible for any expenses related to the treatment. BHMC-LR Occupational Health in BHRI will provide the initial treatment for students with a needle stick. Any additional medical treatment needed by a student will be at the student's expense. BHSLR may require a medical clearance from a student after an injury to attend learning experiences.
All students are strongly recommended to have personal liability insurance while enrolled as a student at BHSLR. Many affordable options exist for students. For information on some of the options, please visit the following websites.
Students are required to provide documentation of current Immunizations and Tuberculin skin testing results at time of enrollment. Immunizations and testing must remain current throughout enrollment. Required health information must be complete in order to attend class, skills laboratory or clinical laboratory experiences.
All expenses related to Immunizations and Tuberculin testing are the responsibility of the applicant/student. Students must submit copies of required documents prior to the first day of class; Do not submit originals, as you will retain these for your records.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Students born before January 1, 1957 are required to provide proof of one (1) MMR; students born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of two (2) MMR's. In the event that an individual has a titer for MMR, they must have prior approval through Arkansas Department of Health by making application for exemption and submitting documentation to the school.
What is Measles, Mumps or Rubella? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website: www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions
Tetanus / Diphtheria (Td)
Students are required to provide proof of Td booster dated within the last 10 years.
What is Tetanus / Diphtheria? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website:
Hepatitis B vaccine series
The Hepatitis B vaccine consists of a series of three (3) injections administered at specific times over a six (6) month time frame. Students are required to provide proof of beginning the Hepatitis B vaccine series and complete the series during enrollment or submit a notarized Hepatitis B waiver of school responsibility. Students are strongly encouraged to receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series versus submitting a waiver.
What is Hepatitis B? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website: www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions
Students are required to provide documentation of either of the following:
- Documentation of two doses of varicella vaccine (Varivax) received as an adolescent or adult, separated by greater than 28 days.
- Documentation of laboratory evidence of immunity or laboratory confirmation of disease.
- Diagnosis or verification of a history of varicella disease.
- Diagnosis or verification of a history of herpes zoster.
What is Varicella (chickenpox)? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website:www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions
Tuberculin (TB) Testing
Initial applicants must have a TB Test dated within thirty (30) days from the first day of class and provide documentation reflecting results. Students TB testing results must remain current throughout enrollment.
Students or applicants with a positive Tuberculin Skin Test are referred to the Arkansas Department of Health or private physician for follow through care at their own expense.
What is Tuberculosis? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website:www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions
The influenza immunization is required annually for all enrolled students. What is influenza? Find out at the centers for diseases and conditions website:http://www.cdc.gov/flu/other_flu.htm
Helpful Contacts for Health Information
American Red Cross
1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) (Disaster Services)
Arkansas Poison & Drug Information Center
1 800 222-1222 or 800-376-4766 (statewide)
Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
BAPTIST HEALTH Recover Adult Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
501-280-3100 (Central Pulaski County) for other counties, see website
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Rape Crisis Hotline
Suicide Prevention National Hotline
The Center Against Family Violence
Crisis Hotline: (915) 593-7300 or (800) 727-0511
United Way International
1 703 519 0092