COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information for Your Area
Baptist Health’s mission is to provide quality patient-centered services and health education and respond to the changing health needs of our state. Our top priority, as always, is protecting the health and safety of our patients and providers.
Baptist Health’s specialty clinics are open, accepting new patients and offering several options for care, including both telehealth and in-person visits.
All patients scheduled for an in-person visit at a clinic will be pre-screened for COVID-19 signs, symptoms and exposure. Our clinics are safe and follow all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To schedule an appointment with a Baptist Health specialist, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST (227-8478).
Drive-thru Testing Site
There is drive-up COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of 1120 Medical Center Drive in Little Rock, formerly The Inn at Baptist Health. The site is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a collection site for COVID-19 swab only and a physician is not present. No appointment is necessary.
Learn about what to expect when you visit this site.
Baptist Health has established a hotline for residents to call in with their concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-888-BAPTIST, and is staffed by nurses to help residents better understand their conditions and receive direction on next steps for care should they be concerned about exposure to COVID-19.
For more information, visit our coronavirus page.
About Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital
Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, provides long term acute care to patients with complex medical conditions.
We offer a caring atmosphere where family involvement is supported and visitation is encouraged. With a dedicated staff of professionals, we provide interdisciplinary care for unique needs.
Our interdisciplinary team works with the patient, their family, and community providers to develop a discharge plan that enables each patient’s return to daily living at the highest possible capacity.
Why choose Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital over others?
- We have access to over 500 doctors in more than 50 specialties.
- We have a high observation unit that is equipped to handle emergency situations.
- We have safety cameras in all patient rooms that will alarm at the nurse station if a patient is at a greater risk of falling attempts to get out of bed.
- Access to physical, occupational and speech therapists.
- Dedicated therapy gym for extended care patients.
- Dedicated pharmacy department to provide prescription management and monitoring.
- Dedicated respiratory department.
To refer a patient, a family member or case manager may call 501-202-1092 or fax patient info to 501-202-6311.
Frequently asked questions about long-term acute care:
What is a long-term acute care hospital?
A long-term acute care hospital or LTACH is a special hospital licensed to provide acute care services to patients that require an extended length of stay, usually 20 to 30 days. Patients are expected to recover and discharge to home or another setting with lower levels of care needed.
What is the difference between LTACH services and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care?
LTACHs provide daily physician visits, an acute care environment with specially trained nurses and therapists, and access to continuing diagnostic and treatment procedures.
Are LTACH services covered by Medicare or other private insurance?
As with any hospital care, patients must meet certain criteria. Our pre-screening staff assesses all patients for criteria. If the admission criteria are met, Medicare and most insurance will approve the necessary stay.
What sets Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital apart?
We’re the largest long-term extended care hospital in Arkansas. We’re licensed for 73 beds, including 34 ICU beds and 16 med-surg beds. We’re ranked top 10 in the nation for patient acuity, per CMS MedPar data.