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.
Drive-thru COVID-19 Screening Location
A screening site has been set up in the southeast parking lot of the Baptist Health Medical Plaza. The drive-thru testing site is open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. seven days a week. Those wishing to be tested can call (479) 709-6845 to pre-register for a COVID-19 test.
Baptist Health-Fort Smith Emergency Department is open and providing care for all types of emergency conditions.
Please do not delay appropriate visits to the ER due to fear of exposure to COVID-19. Delay of care could result in poorer overall health outcomes and even life-threatening situations. We assure you that we are treating all patients in a safe and appropriate environment, following all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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).
To assist residents in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, Baptist Health has established a free hotline to address questions surrounding the coronavirus. The number is (479) 709-6845 and is staffed by nurses from Baptist Health affiliated clinics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is aimed at helping residents better understand conditions from the comfort of their homes and receive direction on the next steps for care.
For more information, visit our coronavirus page.
Baptist Health-Fort Smith was the first hospital built in Arkansas in 1887. It is currently a 492-bed medical center accredited by The Joint Commission. In addition to operating one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, the hospital offers providers who specialize in areas such as cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, interventional radiology and stroke care, orthopedics, general and trauma surgery, labor and delivery, pediatrics, and many more. From screenings to expert treatment to surgical procedures, we provide advanced, state-of-the-art services to ensure you get the best possible results from your care including the minimally-invasive da Vinci surgical system. Another unique attribute is the hospital’s gym, Marvin Altman Fitness Center, which features a junior Olympic-size indoor pool, indoor rubberized track, yoga studios, massage therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation services.
Awards & Recognitions
American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Achievement Award