Community Services

Medical & Counseling

Annual Medication Cleanout
Every April, the College of Pharmacy coordinates with the Searcy Police Department and White County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a medication cleanout. Prescription and non-prescription medications, samples, vitamins and supplements, medications for pets, and nebulizer solutions are collected and destroyed in an environmentally-friendly way.  
For: All ages          
Cost: Free    
Schedule: April

Bone Marrow Drive
Hosted every spring by the College of Pharmacy, this Delete Bone Cancer event conducts cheek swabs on volunteers to determine if they match patients in need of bone marrow donations.  
For: Ages 18-55        
Cost: Free    
Schedule: Spring

Community Health Wellness Screening
As part of a class, nursing students draw blood, take blood pressure, measure height and weight, and give feedback about results to those participating. Education is offered to improve health and evaluate personal risk factors.
For: Adults        
Cost: Varies depending on tests ordered
Schedule: Once in the fall and spring.
Visit for dates.

Compassion Clinic
Professional counseling students offer counseling, child play therapy, group counseling and couples counseling.  
For: All ages    
Cost: $10    
Schedule: Tuesdays from 2-8 p.m.
Contact or 501-279-5926.

Day of Caring
This is a community day for health services offered in July. College of Pharmacy students provide blood pressure, blood glucose, body weight/mass index and carbon monoxide screenings.
For: All ages    
Cost: Free    
Schedule: July

Foster Family Physical Examinations
The physician assistant program provides free basic physical exams to meet foster program requirements for families beginning or continuing foster care. Exams are conducted in the Clinical Skills Center of the Henry and Grace Farrar Health Sciences Building.
For: Foster families    
Cost: Free        
Schedule: Year round, by appointment
Contact or 501-279-4818

Harding University Speech Clinic
The clinic offers free evaluation and therapy services for individuals of all ages with communication disorders. Services are offered in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, voice, feeding/swallowing, cognition and hearing. It is located at Swaid Center for Health Sciences room 102.
For: All ages
Cost: Services are free, but some clients may be asked to financially contribute to the cost of materials used in therapy.
Schedule: Monday through Thursday with appointments from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                     
Contact Jan Traughber at 501-279-5082 or Shawna Cullins at 501-279-4599.

Immunization Clinic
Offered through the College of Pharmacy, adult and travel-related immunizations are offered in this cash-only, walk-in clinic during the school year.
For: Adults     
Cost: Varies                  
Schedule: Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact or 501-279-5532.

Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Clinic
The clinic provides individual, marital and family therapy services at a reduced rate.
For: All ages    
Cost: $10
Schedule: Monday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 4 p.m.-9 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact or 501-279-4347.

Patient Caring Experience Checkups
As an experiential education component in the College of Pharmacy, students meet with patient volunteers twice in the fall and twice in the spring to review many aspects of their health and offer free blood glucose, cholesterol, body mass index, carbon monoxide testing and others. Community members 18 and older with at least one chronic medical condition requiring multiple medications are welcome to participate.
For: Ages 18 and older    
Cost: Free    
Schedule: By appointment
Contact or 501-279-5571.

Physical Therapy for Volunteers with Neurologic Pathology
As part of a specific class in the summer, physical therapy students provide therapy services for volunteers with neurologic pathology. Each volunteer comes for an initial evaluation and then participates in two weeks of daily (weekday) therapy for one hour each day. Volunteers from the community are welcome, but space is limited so please call early. Volunteers will be screened by the professor to ensure their needs are specific to the objectives of the course. If individuals are interested in participating, please contact us.      
For: Adults with neurologic pathology (i.e. Parkinson Disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, etc.)
Cost: Free
Schedule: Summer, late June to mid-July
Contact 501-279-5986 or

Well-child Clinic
In the fall and spring, free health screenings, including a complete check-up, vision and hearing screenings, and routine urine test, are offered for area children ages 2- to 8-years-old. The purpose of the clinic is to provide an enjoyable screening process for children while collecting the necessary health information for entry into preschool and kindergarten programs. The environment is ideal for children who are shy or apprehensive about health examinations.
For: Children ages 2-8    
Cost: Free
Schedule: Days of operation vary each semester; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact 501-279-4475.