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.

Test Results

Test results should be available to patients within 24–48 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.

Arkansas Children's Hospital:

  • Inpatient and Surgery/Bedside: Two caregivers per patient at one time at the inpatient and OR surgery/bedside. Up to four caregivers, all 18 years or older, may rotate in the inpatient setting, but only two may be in the hospital at one time.
  • Outpatient Clinics (including ACH and all clinic locations): Two caregivers per patient is allowed.
  • Emergency Department: One caregiver per patient is allowed in the waiting room and two caregivers are allowed in the exam room.
  • 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  • Although the statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect, all visitors to any Arkansas Children’s facility are required to wear masks.

Arkansas Children's Northwest

  • Two caregivers per patient in all clinical areas of the hospital and two caregivers are allowed to stay overnight in Inpatient areas.
  • Emergency Department: One caregiver per patient is allowed in the waiting room and two caregivers are allowed in the exam room.
  • 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