Affordable Care Act, Program for individuals with preexisting conditions
Arkansas enacted legislation, HB 2781 Act 2236, in 2005, which provides colorectal cancer screening for individual and group HMOs, Medicaid, State employees' and PUblic School Teachers' Health Insurance Program for individuals who are 35-40 in a high risk group, to African Americans and to anyone over the age of 40. Examinations and tests are in accordance with ACS guidelines. Individuals will choose their screenings with a health provider.
Health and Human Services Information for Rural Arkansas
Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute,
Univ of Arkansas - Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas 501-686-8530 Genetic Testing and Counseling
University of Arkansas for Medical Services (previous to a cancer diagnosis)
Listed within these resources are HRSA federally funded health centers which offer medical services to individuals even if they don't have insurance. Services are provided on fees based upon an ability to pay. It is important for those who have Lynch syndrome to realize there are resources for cancer screening, once diagnosed.
The HRSA facilities are family health centers and are often operated by general practitioners and womens medical health professionals. It is important to use these facilities in a manner of first consulting the GP and providing him with the family history for assessment. The GP will then order specific testing and make referrals as needed, to other facilities which offer services which are provided on fees based upon an ability to pay.
As well, resources include the CDC and other states' Colonoscopy programs, which are also provided with fees which are based upon an ability to pay.
HRSA Health Centers:
Jonesboro Family Health Center, Jonesboro, AR 870-347-2508
Lake City Health Center, Lake City, AR 870-237-3399
Lakeview Area Clinic, Helena, AR 870-827-3201
Lee County Cooperative Clinic, Marianna, AR 870-295-5225
Lewisville Family Practice Center, Lewisville, AR 870-921-5781
Little Rock CHC, Little Rock, Arkansas 501-376-1285
Mainline Health System, Portland, 870-AR 737-2221
McCrory Health Center, McCrory, AR 870-731-5411
Mid-Delta Health Systems, Clarendon, AR 870-747-3381
Boston Rural Mountain Health Center, Huntsville, AR 749-738-5500
Deer, AR 870-428-5391
Cabun Rural Health Center, Hampton, AR 870-798-4299
Carlisle Medical Clinic, Carlisle, AR 870-552-7303
College Station Clinic, College Station, AR 501-490-2440
Community Clinic, Rogers, AR 479-636-9235
Siloam Springs, AR 479-524-9550
Springdale, AR 479-751-7417
Community Health Care Center, Walnut Ridge, AR 870-886-5507
Corning Area Healthcare, Corning, AR 870-857-3399
Cotton Plant Medical Clinic, Cotton Plant, Ar 870-459-3588
Dermott Medical and Dental Clinic, Dermott, Ar 870-538-3355
Des Arc Health Center, Des Arc, AR 870-256-4178
East Arkansas Family Health Center West Memphis Ar 870-475-2977
Lepanto, AK 870-475-2977
England Health Center, England, AR
Low Cost-No Cost Colonoscopies
Saint Francis House Clinic
Offers free or reduced cost cancer screenings.
Saint Francis House Clinic Little Rock (501) 552-3241
Pulaski County Health Unit – Central Little Rock Little Rock 501-280-3100 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pulaski County Health Unit – N. Little Rock N. Little Rock 501-791-8551 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pulaski County Health Unit – Southwest Little Rock Little Rock 501-565-9311 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.