Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a pediatric hospital with a Level I trauma center in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is among the largest in the United States, serving children from birth to age 21. ACH is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and serves as a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine. ACH staff consists of more than 505 physicians, 200 residents, and 4,400 support staff. The hospital includes 356 licensed beds, and offers three intensive care units. The campus spans 36 city blocks and has a floor space of over 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2).
The Arkansas Children’s Genetics and Metabolic Clinic provides evaluation of children and adults with birth defects, inherited conditions, metabolic disorders, developmental delay, and autism as well as genetic counseling for relatives.
West Little Rock Clinic
16101 Cantrell Road, Suite 114
Little Rock, AR 72223
Genetics & Metabolic Clinic
519 Latham Drive
Lowell, AR 72745
Genetics & Metabolic Clinic
520 Carson Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
G. Bradley Schaefer, MD
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child’s physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to Arkansas Children’s. Have the doctor contact the Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.
TheDennis Developmental Center (DDC) specializes in the assessment of developmental conditions that result in delayed milestones, inability to communicate effectively, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, learning problems, and poor or atypical social interactions. Evaluation and therapy are also provided for families coping with the stress of chronic developmental disorders or chronic medical illnesses, and with grief and loss concerns.
The DDC coordinates the expertise of developmental pediatricians, nurse practitioners, speech/language pathologists, clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychological examiners and when indicated, other clinical specialists.
Your pediatrician may refer your child to a pediatric specialist for further evaluation and treatment. Pediatric specialists have received more extensive training in their area of practice. Learn more about these “medical subspecialties” here.
In our comprehensive Down syndrome clinic at UAMS, medical assessment by our geneticist and family doctor, Kent McKelvey, M.D., is accompanied by a TeamTreatmentTM assessment of each patient’s needs regarding physical therapy, social work, behavior and diet. UAMS provides individualized care, no matter how severe or mild the condition. Because of challenges in diagnosing complex physical and behavioral problems, extra time is set aside to ensure that our Down syndrome patients receive all the attention they need. And if you live outside the Little Rock area, our doctors will establish a unique health care plan for each patient in partnership with the hometown physician
Freeway Medical Tower
5800 West 10th
6th Floor, Suite 605
Little Rock, AR 72204