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Normalize the Conversation Around Mental Health

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Starting the conversation is the first step to ending the stigmas surrounding behavioral health, but finding a provider when and where you need them isn’t always easy. Our whole person approach to healthcare recognizes that mental health is just as important as physical health.

Here, we are sharing resources that can help all Arkansans, regardless of their insurance status. And Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield members can learn more about their behavioral health benefits.


Stress, anxiety, depression and substance use disorders can be difficult to talk about, but they are more common than many realize. It’s time to talk about it.

Through the AR ConnectNow platform, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You don’t need health insurance or a referral to talk to local mental health professionals. By normalizing the conversation about this important, often misunderstood topic, we can foster healthier, happier, more informed and empowered communities.

For immediate support call AR ConnectNow at 1-800-482-9921.

About Arkansas Blue Cross' Whole Person Health Approach

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Our approach to healthcare acknowledges that health is influenced by many factors, including both physical and behavioral health. There’s a strong link between these aspects, and Arkansas Blue Cross is committed to addressing all the ways lifestyle, behavior, environment and medical history can affect the physical and mental health of those we serve.

We call this a “Whole Person Approach” to healthcare.

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AR ConnectNow FAQs

If you are experiencing increased stress or other urgent concerns, the AR ConnectNow team is trained to meet your needs. Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.

What does AR ConnectNow do?

UAMS Health AR ConnectNow can help with strategies to manage your stress and/or other concerns, including alcohol and substance use. They provide virtual short-term therapy and, when needed, can help you find long-term treatment in your area. When you call, the AR ConnectNow team will assess your needs and connect you with a mental health professional.

Do I need health insurance to call AR ConnectNow?

No. These services are FREE. If you have insurance, AR ConnectNow will collect that information from you. But they will not bill you for services.

How do I schedule an appointment with AR ConnectNow?

Call. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After your first session, your mental health professional will decide how many more appointments you need. All therapy visits are virtual (by video).

When is AR ConnectNow open?

The virtual clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Where can I get more help?

The AR ConnectNow resource center can help with basic needs such as food or shelter. Visit online or call 501-355-6934.

How do I contact AR ConnectNow

Phone: 501-526-3563 or 800-482-9921 | Email: