Medical Services

North Hills Services has an RN and LPN on staff.

The nurse will perform the following services for your child: tube feeding, monitor oxygen tanks, catherizations, colostomy, seizure monitor, tracheostomy, injuries, illnesses, medication administration, etc. The nurse is also in charge of the Child Health Management Services program (CHMS). Hearing screenings are done at North Hills for most of the children who meet a criteria. The medical director will perform a physical assessment on all the CHMS children every 6 months. North Hills is also in partnership with Families, Inc. providing Mental Health Services to families that qualify. For more information, please contact them toll free at 877.595.8869 or visit them on the web.

Health Policy

A healthy child learns faster and shows consistent developmental growth. These aspects are affected when the child is not able to function in the classroom setting due to illness. If symptoms of illness are present, the parent will be notified so that arrangements for picking up the child can be made. There will have to be note from your child's doctor before being allowed to return to the center.

  1. Fever of 101.0 or higher
  2. Strep Throat
  3. Persistent Vomiting (3 or more at school)
  4. Diarrhea (3 or more episodes)
  5. Child has any contagious disease; the center needs to be notified immediately
  6. Head Lice
  7. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  8. Thrush

Immunizations Schedule

In order to attend North Hills Services, Inc. your child has to be up to date on all their immunizations. According to the Arkansas State Board of Health, no infant or child shall be admitted to attend a childcare facility in this state who has not been age-appropriately immunized against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, red (rubeola) measles, rubella, mumps, Haemophilus influenza type b, hepatitis B, pneumococcal disease and varicella (chickenpox), as evidenced by an immunization record from a licensed physician or a public health department acknowledging the immunization.

  • DTP: 2 Month ; 4 Month ; 6 Month; 12-18 Month; 4-6 Years
  • Polio: 2 Month; 4 Month; 6-18 Month; 4-6 Years
  • Hib: 2 Month; 4 Month; 6 Month; 15 Month
  • MMR: 12-15 Month
  • Hepatitis B: Birth 2-4 Month ; 18 Month
  • Varicella (chicken Pox): 19 Month (If your child has not had this vaccine but has had the chicken pox please notify us so we can update their records).
  • Pneumococcal: 2 Month; 4 Month; 6 Month; 12-15 Month

What is CHMS?

Child Health Management Services (CHMS) provides both developmental and medically focused treatment for children who are Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries and who meet the qualifying criteria. These services are available in a day school setting and include physician and nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition, early childhood developmental teaching and psychological services. Nutrition Services are offered through UAMS. CHMS services are intended for children with the most significant medical and/or developmental diagnoses who require multidisciplinary treatment. This is a program offered at North Hills Services Inc. if your child qualifies.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Robert Choate

Dr. Robert Choate came to Arkansas as a child of a Navy family. Having lived in many places, Arkansas has been his home since grade school. A college degree in chemistry from Tulane University preceded his medical education at UAMS. He was resident in Pediatrics at Arkansas Children's Hospital. In 1980 Dr. Choate joined The Pediatric Clinic and has enjoyed a busy, active practice since that time. He is also the Medical Director at North Hills Services, Inc. and has been for 11 years. He is married to Carolyn and they have four adult children, one grandchild and beloved dog, Oscar. Eclectic interests include reading, travel, fine food, genealogy. Dr. Choate is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, has been a member of several pediatric and medical societies.

Nadine Chauvet, RN

Nadine Chauvet, RN, came to Arkansas in 1996 from Iowa. She has a bachelor's of science in nursing degree from Henderson State University. She has worked at Arkansas Children Hospital, Home infusion and IV Company in Little Rock and Rivendale in Benton. Most of her nursing experience has been with children. She has been employed by North Hills since January of 2005. She is married and has two children, one which attends North Hills. Her interests include outdoor activities, traveling, shopping and spending time with her family.

Paula Boatright, LPN

Paula Boatright was born on a U.S. Air Force Base in Ruislip, England U.K. Ever since she was 5 years old, Paula wanted to be a nurse, so after college and raising her boys she went back to school and obtained her L.P.N in 1995 at Flint River Technical College in Georgia. She worked in an Atlanta Hospital for many years then moved to Arkansas. She started at North Hills in 2005 and found her greatest joy. She has watched the children of North Hills grow and progress over the years. She feel's truly blessed to be a part of their lives. Paula is the mother of 2 boys and a grandmother of 7.