Psychiatric Services

Dr. Puru Thapa and Dr. Vicki Flynn provide psychiatric services to our residents/fellows who are seeking help. Dr. Thapa is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UAMS Student Wellness Program (SWP). Dr. Flynn is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the SWP.

Points to note about these services.

  • Psychiatric services, including psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Absolutely Confidential! (exceptions: suicidality/ homicidality/child abuse).
  • No cost for services, except medications
  • Easy timely access and seen as often as indicated
  • Free, designated parking during appointment at the SWP
  • Medical records are on paper, NOT CONNECTED to Hospital Medical Records system (EPIC)


How resident wellness works.

  • Call 501-686-8408 to make an appointment with Dr. Thapa or Dr. Flynn. You should personally call to make the appointment.

Please note that the person answering the phone or voicemail will greet you with “This is the Student Wellness Program.” Do not be confused; this is the right place.  Identify yourself as a Resident or Fellow and ask to see Dr. Thapa or Dr. Flynn.

  • Alternatively, you can email or but because of the nature of their work they may not be able to respond right away.
  • Our hours are typically 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Given the time constraints residents face, we will work with you to find a mutually acceptable time for your appointment.
  • For after hour emergencies, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room, or alternatively call the EAP on call counselor at 800- 542-6021