After-hours Care and emergencies

Medical emergencies

In the event someone has a medical emergency, remain calm and call 911. 

  • Give your name, location, and telephone number.
  • Supply as much information as possible regarding the nature of the injury or illness. Is the victim conscious? Is he or she breathing easily?
  • Return to the victim.  Keep victim as calm and comfortable as possible.
  • Remain with victim until EMS Technician or University Police arrive.
  • Do not move a person who is unconscious, who has fallen, or who is seriously injured.

Student Health Services does not respond to emergency calls on campus. 

Mental-health emergencies

At times throughout the year a students may find themselves in a crisis.  A family member has become seriously ill or has died.  A student feels suicidal and takes an overdose of medication.  Whatever the emergency situation, having a professional to help manage this crisis is important. 

The Counselors at the University Counseling Center provide 24-hour crisis response to the University. 

During business hours, you may "walk-in" to the University Counseling Center without an appointment.  The office is located in Suite 109 on the first floor of Mooney Hall, across from Womack.

For an emergency after business hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends).  The Counselor on-call can be reached through the Henderson Police Department (230-5098) or the Arkadelphia Police Department (870-246-4545.

If you live on-campus, contact the Henderson Police Department, a Resident Director, or a Resident assistant.

If you live off-campus, contact your usual health care provider (e.g., HMO, clinic, primary care physician, or therapist), call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room.

After-hours care

If you need to see a health care provider after hours, but the condition is not an emergency there are three resources in the area.

Compass Health Care
2606 Pine St. Arkadelphia, AR
Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (seasonally)

CHI St. Vincent Convenient Care Clinic   
100 McGowan Ct.
Hot Springs
Hours:  M-F 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

MedExpress Urgent Care
3426 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR
Hours:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily