LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Gov. Beebe's Office) -- Governor Mike Beebe announced today that the Arkansas Department of Health, working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will provide health assessments for Mayflower residents who have health concerns believed to be related to the oil spill of March 29.
These health assessments will be available to affected Mayflower residents, by appointment only, at the Faulkner County Health Unit in Conway. Appointments may be made by calling (501) 450-4941, and will be available weekdays beginning September 3.
Residents who are assessed will meet with a public-health nurse, who will conduct a confidential interview about health concerns and symptoms that may have developed since the Mayflower oil spill. Following initial interviews, residents may be scheduled for further evaluations via telemedicine resources with specialists from the Department of Health and UAMS. Residents will not be charged for any telemedicine assessments conducted by specialists.