UAMS East - HelenaThe UAMS East Family Medical Center provides many services for all ages.  We treat acute and chronic conditions, including asthma, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis.  Our providers are educated on the latest treatments available and will provide personalized care to you and your family members.

We are able to perform minor surgical procedures in clinic and provide adult and pediatric immunizations. Our clinic uses a local diagnostic lab and other support services.


Phillips, Lee, Monroe, St. Francis, Crittenden, Chicot, and Desha.

Patients from Mississippi are welcome!


If you are in need of urgent or emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.


The UAMS East Family Medical Center is affiliated with Helena Regional Medical Center and with the UAMS Medical Center.


Dr. Travis Ewing, D.O.

Dr. Travis Ewing, D.O.

Dr. Travis Ewing, D.O. is a board-certified, Family Medicine physician. Dr. Ewing earned his Doctor of Osteopathy medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at UAMS South Central in Pine Bluff. Dr. Ewing holds a fellowship in sleep medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the director of the sleep medicine program at Helena Regional Medical Center.



Dr. Josephine Jackson, DNP, APRN,

Dr. Josephine Jackson, DNP, APRN

Dr. Josephine Jackson, DNP, APRN, is a board-certified, Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse). Dr. Jackson received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. She received her Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Jackson is the clinical manager of the UAMS Family Medicine Clinic. She is also a certified diabetes educator and adjunct faculty for the UAMS College of Nursing.



Kathy Emans, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Kathy received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University School of Social Work, and has over 30 years’ experience working with mental health and substance use issues.  Kathy is on site in Helena two days per month. She is also available over telehealth. She works with the clinic medical team to provide behavioral health counseling and support to patients at UAMS East as part of our integrated team.

Stephanie Loveless, MPH, is a certified Clinical Health Coach. Ms. Loveless completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University. Ms. Loveless has been employed with UAMS East for over 20 years, and is an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor.

Ashley Harden, MPH, C.H.E.S., is a Certified Health Education Specialist and certified Clinical Health Coach.  Ms. Harden has a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, with over 20 years’ experience in health education, wellness, and fitness.  She serves as Director of Wellness for the fitness center and as a health coach for the UAMS East family medical center.


We provide routine family medical care and wellness checks, along with a wide variety of healthcare services:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Acute Illness Management
  • Medicare Wellness visits
  • Well Child Visits
  • Adolescent Health
  • Sports Physicals
  • Adult and Pediatric Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Drug Screenings
  • Allergy Shots
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pap Smears
  • Blood glucose and A1c
  • Minor Office Surgical Procedures
  • Behavioral Health Services (Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders)
  • Diabetes Education (One-to-one and Group sessions)
  • General Health Coaching
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Weight Management
  • Smoking Cessation


Please fill out and bring all new patient forms with you to the clinic for your first visit. We will also need a copy of your driver’s license (or another photo ID) and a copy of your insurance cards.

For your first appointment, please check in 15 minutes before your appointment time. We will need to make sure we have your correct contact information, date of birth, address, a working phone number, and email, if you have one. We will need to verify your insurance. All co-payments and deductibles are due when you check in for your appointment.

Your first visit will be your longest visit, as we will need to enter your information into our Electronic Medical Record. This visit will include a physical exam and we will go over your medical history. Please bring with you all medicines that you take (in their original bottles), including prescriptions, over the counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements.


If you need a prescription refilled, please call your pharmacy, and allow us 48 hours to process. If we need to see you before we can refill a prescription, we will call you.  Prescriptions for new medicines, medicines prescribed by another doctor, controlled substances, or antibiotics will only be given during a scheduled appointment.


When you or a family member gets sick after our clinic is closed, if you call us the next morning, we will do our best to give you a same day or next day appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, and we will work you in as quickly as we can. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.


We do not prescribe pain medicines to anyone on a first visit to our clinic.

If you feel you need a narcotic, we will provide information on our opioid treatment program. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to sign an Opioid Treatment Agreement and we will do all we can to help you. We will ask for a urine sample on your first visit and on future visits, as needed. Our staff will monitor the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Programs (ArPAP). To be accepted and remain in the Opioid Treatment Program, your doctor will review your past medical records, the ArPMP report, and results of your urine drug screens. You will be required to attend routine office visits and participate in the treatment plan in order to continue in the program.

We do not prescribe high risk medicines, such as Benzodiazepines, muscle relaxers or hypnotics when we prescribe opioids.

If you have any questions, please call our clinic at 870-572-6507. We look forward to taking care of you, your family, and all your healthcare needs.


UAMS Family Medical Center

Helena, AR.