Coping with cancer or other serious illnesses can be highly challenging.   The UAMS Behavioral Medicine Clinic offers clinical care for patients and family members dealing with difficult life changes.   We provide support, and help you learn ways to enhance quality-of-life and wellness, improve coping, and manage symptoms.

Appointments: 501-686-8700                      Clinic Direct Line:   501-686-8700

 Clinical Services include: 

  • Coping with illness and reducing stress:   The Clinic offers individualized assistance in adapting to the demands of illness and navigating one’s way through the complexities of treatment.
  • Consultation and treatment for psychological difficulties: Clinical psychologists provide evaluation and therapy for problems commonly associated with illness, such as clinical depression, anxiety, caregiver strain, and family concerns.
  • Improving quality-of-life and managing symptoms: We’d like you to have the best possible day-to-day quality of life.  In addition, more specialized self-management strategies are available to assist with pain, nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, or other treatment toxicities
  • Mind-body strategies: The Clinic offers assistance in relaxation, meditation, biofeedback, and other mind-body approaches.
  • Enhancing the quality of survivorship. After active medical treatment has ended, we can help with the unexpected challenges of “getting back to life” and finding a new equilibrium.  Ideally, survivorship means “growing and thriving” instead of merely “surviving.”
  • Palliative Care: The Clinic provides support regarding symptom control, difficult decision-making, and end-of-life care.   We can assist with existential and spiritual concerns.


The Behavioral Medicine Division maintains an active research laboratory.  Projects focus on quality of life outcomes, risk and protective factors, positive sequelae of illness, innovative clinical services, barriers to care, and relationships between religion/spirituality and health.

How to reach us:  The Behavioral Medicine Clinic is located on the 6th floor Cancer Institute.  For more information, please call us at 686-8700.

Clinic Appointments

You can refer yourself to the Clinic, or your physician or nurse can refer you.  Request an appointment by calling 501-686-8700.

What should I bring to the appointment?

For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance care, along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications.

Locations and Directions

Location:  6th floor of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Parking:   Parking is available in Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar and Capitol.  Parking stubs for patients are validated in the clinic.  For your convenience, park on Levels 2B, 3B, 4B or 5B.  Valet parking is available in front of the Cancer Institute for a fee.


  • Take the Cancer Institute elevators in Parking 3 to Level 2B.
  • Exit the walkway on Level 2B of Parking 3, and you will be at the Cancer Institute’s entrance.
  • Enter the Cancer Institute and take Elevator D to the 6th floor or visit the Welcome Desk for assistance.

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