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Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You’re on Arkansas' Medicaid Program or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

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If you have insurance coverage through the Arkansas Works program or private insurance, contact your health insurance plan to find providers in your network. 

If you're part of Arkansas's Medicaid program, you can search the provider directory for the type of health care professional you would like to see. Learn more about the types of providers. Not all Medicaid providers in the list are accepting new patients so please check with the provider before your first visit. 

In Arkansas, you can contact your county clinics and community health center (PDF | 1.3 KB) in your area for assistance. If your insurance doesn't cover services for mental health, drug, or alcohol issues, you can also search for outpatient therapy providers (PDF | 193 KB) to find one in your area.

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If you have concerns about getting to an appointment, your state’s Medicaid program may offer help with transportation (PDF | 1 MB).

You can also:

  • Ask your doctor, social worker, loved ones, or a trusted friend, if they know any health care professionals or programs.
  • Call the phone number on the back of your insurance card. Many will list a number for mental health and substance use (sometimes called behavioral health) or a nurse line. You can ask them for help finding and getting services.
  • Use the SAMHSA search for health care professionals and programs or call 1-800-662-4357 any time day or night. The call line has people who can speak with you in English or Spanish.
  • Find a health center that provides free or low-cost care.
  • If you have a job, ask your employer’s human resources department if they have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a free and confidential service that your company pays for. The service can help employees with mental health, drug or alcohol use, grief, and trauma.
  • If you’re a student, look for your school’s health center or peer support group.
  • Learn about support groups.
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Last Updated: 04/24/2023
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