New COVID-19 Testing Priorities in Northwest Arkansas

As of July 2, 2020, due to an increased testing demand and a national shortage in the COVID-19 testing reagent and supplies, the Northwest Arkansas health care community needs to prioritize COVID-19 viral testing for people who meet certain criteria.  MANA Clinics will offer COVID-19 viral testing according to the new criteria outlined below:  Symptomatic […]

Fourth of July Safety During COVID-19

Fourth of July safety will look a little different this year. In addition to the normal considerations to have a safe and happy Independence Day, we must also protect ourselves from an invisible risk — coronavirus. Northwest Arkansas is a hot spot for COVID-19 right now. MANA physicians recommend you stay vigilant and continue practicing […]

COVID-19 Testing at MANA

There are two types of tests for Coronavirus Disease 19, viral tests and antibody tests. According to the CDC: A viral swab test tells you if you have the disease. An antibody test tells you if you have previously been infected.  An antibody test may not show if a person has been infected because it […]

Temporary Clinic Hours

Updated June 22, 2020 MANA clinics are open and here for you. You can rest assured that MANA physicians and staff are taking every precaution to keep our patients safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are following the recommendations of the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational […]

CDC Recommends Cloth Face Masks in Public

The CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face masks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are asking you to please wear your mask to the clinic if you have an appointment. Mask Wearing 101: Learn more about the types of masks and how to wear one effectively! Learn how to make […]

What Should You Bring to an Urgent Care Visit?

Sometimes you need an urgent care clinic because of an emergency that requires immediate medical attention; there isn’t much you can do to prepare for this. However, there are many other reasons you might visit a walk-in urgent care clinic. Here’s what you need to bring for your urgent care visit. Basic items and information […]

MANA Urgent Care or ER?

Deciding where to get appropriate medical care can sometimes be hard when unexpected symptoms arise.  The emergency room is the obvious place for possible life-threatening emergencies. It’s not always clear, however, whether you should go to the ER or an urgent care clinic if you are unsure what is going on.  Walk-in urgent care clinics […]

9 Reasons to Visit MANA Urgent Care

Urgent care clinics offer fast and convenient medical care, and at much a lower cost than an emergency room visit. MANA Urgent Care does not charge urgent care fees; your copay and fees are the same that you pay at your primary care provider. Sometimes people aren’t sure whether to head to the emergency room, […]

Christmas Light Safety

Decorating with Christmas lights is a cherished holiday tradition. Some families prefer a subtle display on the Christmas tree, while others look to light up the neighborhood with an extravagant light display. It’s easy to forget that hanging outdoor Christmas lights comes with a certain level of risk. Perhaps when you first started decorating you […]

Should You Go to Urgent Care or Your Doctor?

Urgent care clinics provide fast, affordable, and reliable medical care. If you’re experiencing a non-life-threatening medical emergency, a walk-in urgent care clinic is a great option. Urgent care isn’t just for emergencies, however. Sometimes the convenience of a walk-in clinic makes urgent care a better alternative to waiting for a visit with your primary care […]