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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Routine Preventative Care


  • Routine Physicals – one per calendar year – includes all services billed with a “routine diagnosis”. Services are to be directed by PCP or referred Specialist. Must pay $30 copay, then pays 100% if in network, no deductible.
  • Present coverage continues for PSA, Occult Blood Exam, GYN and Mammogram coverage.

Smoking Cessation Programs

  • Services are to include In-Network Provider visits and Prescription drugs, to be paid under the drug card (Rx covered as currently-covers all prescribed drugs). Also includes only OTC patches or gum IF a prescription is written for them by a valid provider.
  • Reimbursed: PCP co-pay then 100%, or standard benefits if referred to an in-network provider – for medical providers. Prescriptions for drugs are at a regular 3-tier level; however any OTC patches or gums prescribed would have a $25 co-pay per 34 day supply.
  • Referrals are required if treatment is outside PCP.
  • No out of network services are covered.
  • No dollar maximum.

Routine Well Child Care

  • Immunizations 0-18 years of age; and regular routine check-ups.
  • Dollar Maximum: through Age 6 is still covered 100%, subject to office copay.

PSA and Occult Blood Exam-Males age 40 and older

  • Same Coverage

Routine Gynecological Examinations

  • Same Coverage
  • One per calendar year covers office visit, pap smear, urinalysis, hematocrit or hemoglobin and hemoccult stool culture.


  • Age 35-39 one baseline exam
  • Age 40 + one exam every calendar year and reimbursed as 100%, no deductible if by PCP; 80% if in-network. Services must be rendered by the PCP or an In-Network provider.

Flu Shots

  • Covered 100% after $30 co-pay, no deductible. Adult immunizations not covered.