JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are teaming up to expand pediatric health care services in northeast Arkansas.
The institutions announced Thursday the opening of the Centers for Children in Jonesboro, which is initially offering neurology and cardiology clinics.
Officials say the facility will provide services for residents who now have to drive to Little Rock or Memphis, Tenn., for medical care. The Jonesboro facility is expected to expand its services, which now include treatment for seizures, autism and headaches.
The first Centers for Children location opened in 2007 in Lowell in northwest Arkansas and has grown to include multiple specialists and a primary care clinic.
Officials expect between 1,500 to 2,000 visits in the first year at the Centers for Children in Jonesboro.