We accept most major insurances including BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Aetna, & QualChoice.

ARKids First & Medicaid

We accept Medicaid or ARKids if you are 18 or under. To make a first time appointment with these insurances please follow the instructions below.

  1. Call NWACF to see if openings are available.
  2. If openings are available, call Connect Care at 800.275.1131, and assign Lawrence Schemel, MD as your primary care physician.
  3. Call NWACF to schedule new patient appointment.

To learn more about ARKids First visit ARKids 1st
To learn more about Medicaid visit Arkansas Medicaid Benefits


Dr. Schemel is glad to provide healthcare to patients 65 and older with Medicare including most Medicare Replacement Plans. Please call for more information concerning your specific plan.

To learn more about Medicare visit Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Insurance Notice

NWACF is glad to file your insurance as a courtesy to you. We will work to resolve any insurance billing issues. We cannot guarantee the amount your insurance will pay. Any bill not paid or covered by insurance will be patient responsibility.