Arisa Health announced today that the four Regional Crisis Stabilization Units operated by counties and staffed by behavioral health professionals will offer tele-health support groups for Arkansas residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Arisa Health provides services via an affiliate relationship with Mid-South Health Systems at the Craighead County Unit and Ozark Guidance at the Washington County Unit.

This program intends to offer support to these Arkansans in an anonymous, secure setting while they remain in the safety of their home by allowing a mechanism for them to share their fears and anxiety, as well as gain strength and encouragement from each other. Support groups are one-hour sessions offered five days a week. Participants will be encouraged to offer support to each other and share ideas for ways to cope with their feelings in a healthy and positive way. These meetings are not classified as medical advice, group therapy, or intended for any type of mental health diagnosis or treatment, however some participants may be referred to and/or encouraged to seek counseling if appropriate.

There is no charge for participation, but participants must call to register for these support groups between 8:30a and 4:30p Monday – Friday. Residents should contact the Crisis Stabilization Unit closest to their county of residence:

Craighead County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit, with services provided by Mid-South Health Systems, an affiliate of Arisa Health
Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Clay, Cleveland, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Fulton, Grant, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, St Francis, White, Woodruff
Phone Number: (870) 972-4021
Contact person: Ginger

Northwest Arkansas Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit, with services provided by Ozark Guidance, and affiliate of Arisa Health
Baxter, Benton, Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Cleburne, Columbia, Conway, Dallas, Faulkner, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Pope, Searcy, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, Yell
Phone Number: (479) 316-7100
Contact person: Amanda