August 4, 2020

UAMS Health Women’s Center Opens, Brings Lifelong Care Under One Roof

By Amy Widner

The new location is at 6119 Midtown Ave., just off Interstate 630 and University Avenue near Target. All women’s health services previously at UAMS Health’s Financial Center Parkway, Freeway Medical Tower and 8th and Cedar clinics have moved to this location.

Crowd shot at ribbon cutting

The new location is at 6119 Midtown Ave., just off Interstate 630 and University Avenue near Target. Photo by Bryan Clifton

“We are pleased to offer our patients the added level of convenience of having all of their women’s health care needs served under one roof,” said Nirvana Manning, M.D., clinical director for women’s health services at UAMS Health. “In women’s health, we’re lucky to get to work closely with our patients from birth, to the teen years, middle age, menopause and beyond. From routine exams to the most complex illnesses, we cover it all.”

Services include care for routine pregnancies and high-risk pregnancy care from the only maternal-fetal medicine specialists in Central Arkansas. The center offers Arkansas’ only CenteringPregnancy Program, in which groups of women with similar due dates gather for extra prenatal care, education and support. Gynecology services include routine checkups, labs, ultrasounds and a uterine fibroid clinic. Menopause treatment services are all inclusive and tailored to the individual. Genetic and nutritional counseling, along with behavioral health services and prenatal classes compliment care.

Dr. Manning at mic

Nirvana Manning, M.D., clinical director for women’s health services at UAMS Health Photo by Bryan Clifton

“What an impact this Obstetrics & Gynecology group has had on Arkansas through their services and many outstanding programs. Going forward this beautiful Women’s Center will enable UAMS to provide even better care,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

 The Women’s Center also houses the Arkansas Fetal Diagnosis and Management Program, which provides coordinated, compassionate, and evidenced-based care for pregnancy and newborn cases complicated by congenital birth defects or genetic disease.

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The UAMS Health Women’s Health team. Photo by Bryan Clifton

The center includes the UAMS Health Gender Clinic, which provides hormonal and surgical treatment to transgender and gender-nonconforming patients, and the UAMS Vulvar Clinic, where women with vulvar and vaginal disorders are provided the latest treatments.

“We listened to our patients and are pleased to offer unparalleled comfort, security, front-door parking and the convenient location they asked for,” said Steppe Mette, M.D., vice chancellor for UAMS Health and  UAMS Medical Center CEO.

The Women’s Center building features 46 exam rooms, eight ultrasound rooms, and a dedicated patient education space.

Jay Chesshir at the podium

Jay Chesshir, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. Photo by Bryan Clifton

“We are happy to have this new facility in the heart of Little Rock that will be accessible to women from all across Central Arkansas and contribute to the growth and development of the mid-town medical community,” said Jay Chesshir, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

The center offers virtual visits according to patient preference. For in-person visits, COVID-19 precautions remain in place. Call the clinic at 501-526-1050 to schedule an appointment and find out the latest instructions for your visit. For more information, visit UAMS.Health/WomensCenter.


UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.