UAMS Health Women’s Center Opens

The UAMS Health Women’s Center is now open, bringing women’s health services from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to one convenient Midtown location.

The new location is at 6119 Midtown Ave., just off Interstate 630 and University Avenue near Target. All women’s health services previously at UAMS Health’s Financial Center Parkway, Freeway Medical Tower and 8th and Cedar clinics have moved to this location.

“We are pleased to offer our patients the added level of convenience of having all of their women’s health care needs served under one roof,” said Nirvana Manning, MD, clinical director for women’s health services at UAMS Health. “In women’s health, we’re lucky to get to work closely with our patients from birth, to the teen years, middle age, menopause, and beyond. From routine exams to the most complex illnesses, we cover it all.”

Services include care for routine pregnancies and high-risk pregnancy care from the only maternal-fetal medicine specialists in Central Arkansas. The center offers Arkansas’ only Centering Pregnancy Program, in which groups of women with similar due dates gather for extra prenatal care, education, and support. Gynecology services include routine checkups, labs, ultrasounds, and a uterine fibroid clinic. Menopause treatment services are all inclusive and tailored to the individual. Genetic and nutritional counseling, along with behavioral health services and prenatal classes, compliment care.

“What an impact this Obstetrics & Gynecology group has had on Arkansas through their services and many outstanding programs. Going forward this beautiful Women’s Center will enable UAMS to provide even better care,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, MD, MBA.

The Women’s Center also houses the Arkansas Fetal Diagnosis and Management Program, which provides coordinated, compassionate, and evidenced-based care for pregnancy and newborn cases complicated by congenital birth defects or genetic disease.

The center includes the UAMS Health Gender Clinic, which provides hormonal and surgical treatment to transgender and gender-nonconforming patients, and the UAMS Vulvar Clinic, where women with vulvar and vaginal disorders are provided the latest treatments.

“We listened to our patients and are pleased to offer unparalleled comfort, security, front-door parking and the convenient location they asked for,” said Steppe Mette, MD, vice chancellor for UAMS Health and UAMS Medical Center CEO.

The Women’s Center building features 46 exam rooms, eight ultrasound rooms, and a dedicated patient education space.

“We are happy to have this new facility in the heart of Little Rock that will be accessible to women from all across Central Arkansas and contribute to the growth and development of the mid-town medical community,” said Jay Chesshir, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

The center offers virtual visits according to patient preference. For in-person visits, COVID-19 precautions remain in place. Call the clinic at (501) 526-1050 to schedule an appointment and find out the latest instructions for your visit. For more information, visit UAMS.Health/WomensCenter.