Forrest City residents never worry about health care needs with Forrest City Medical Center (870-261-0000) located at 1601 Newcastle Road in Forrest City. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. FCMC offers a broad range of services including surgical specialists, a level II nursery, coronary and intensive care services, a level III emergency room, diagnostics such as CT scan, mammography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine, and much more. It is the regional medical center in a six-county area. It has a one hundred eighteen bed capacity, with six in intensive care. It has a twenty-four hour physician staffed emergency room and a hospital based paramedic ambulance service.
Homecare and Hospice
Homecare and Hospice services are available to Forrest City residents. Homecare offers skilled compassionate services for home visits to help speed recovery.Elite Home Health, Elite Home Care LLC, , and Regional Home Care, Superior Senior Care, and Silver Lining Senior Care serve the area in home health care for the sick or injured of our community. Hospice is a special way for caring for those with a terminal illness. Hospice specializes in care, not cure. Patient’s Choice Hospice and Kindred Hospice offer this valuable service.
Other Medical Services
Dentists, physicians and surgeons, chiropractors, and optometrists are all available for your health care needs. There are four pharmacies, including PriceHarris Pharmacy, available for your prescription needs. A list of these providers can be found in your local telephone directory.
Eastern Arkansas Physical Therapy/ Fenter Physical Therapy is available for rehab and therapy needs.
Crestpark Retirement Inn provides skilled care as an option for its residents. The facility is located at 500 Kittle Road.
St. Francis Assisted Living Facility combines apartment living with supportive personal and healthcare services. St. Francis Assisted Living provides private apartments with 24-hour licensed assisted living services for the elderly and disabled. It is located at 1800 Stephens Drive
East Arkansas Agency on Aging provides many services for our senior citizens. These programs are designed to insure the elderly have the care they need and deserve. This agency provides an adult day care for senior citizens. These citizens are provided with a noon meal plus two snacks every Monday through Friday. They also participate in cultural activities, physical exercise, and parties for special occasions.
Mid-South Health Systems provides mental health services to the six county area. It offers individual and family counseling, outpatient day treatment, and crisis intervention. The office is located at 4451 N. Washington, phone (870) 630-3800. A local crisis line is also available.
St. Francis County Health Unit
The St. Francis County Health Unit offers family planning, maternity care, immunizations, WIC, and EPSDT, which provides total assessment to Medicaid recipients. Their office is located at 413 North Division, phone (870) 633-1340.
Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services, located at 1200 East Broadway assists qualified persons with Medicaid, SNAP, and TEA. Disabled persons who have to be admitted to nursing homes are covered through this department with Medicaid coverage. Children and Family Services, also a part of DHS, offers support services for children and families such as foster care, protective services, and adoption services.
The Area IX Health Office, located at 1501 Dawson Road, offers local health education classes such as CPR, Stress Management and Conflict Resolution.