COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

We urge every eligible Arkansan to take the COVID-19 vaccine immediately. Getting your COVID-19 vaccine now is the safest and most effective thing you can do to protect your children, your family, yourself and our communities. For those of you who are waiting to see if the vaccine is safe and effective before choosing to make your appointment, now is the time.

COVID-19 Testing Information at Arkansas Children's

Arkansas Children’s has partnered with Natural State Labs (NSL) to provide drive-through testing services. NSL provides COVID-19 testing across the state. Through this partnership, we have expanded testing capabilities at the ACH (Little Rock) campus. Anyone, regardless of age, can get tested for COVID-19. Community providers no longer need to enter an order for their patients’ tests unless the test is for surgery clearance. All tests provided at Arkansas Children’s Hospital by NSL are PCR tests.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital will only provide test results for pre-surgery patients through Epic and MyChart. All other test results will be sent to patients from NSL through an electronic testing portal. Test results should be available to patients within 24 hours.

COVID-19 Testing in Central Arkansas

Many locations across central Arkansas offer COVID-19 testing for children. If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, please find the nearest facility to have them tested.

COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

The safety of our patients, families and team is our #1 priority. In order to keep our patients, families and team safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our visitor guidelines.

  • Outpatient: one caregiver per patient is allowed.
  • Inpatient/Surgery/Emergency Room: two caregivers per patient are allowed, including overnight as space allows.
  • No children under the age of 18 other than the patient are allowed.
  • Although the statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect, all visitors to any Arkansas Children’s facility are required to wear masks.
View all Visitor Guidelines and Restrictions

COVID-19 Resources for Families, Employees and the Community