Ochsner Health Deploys Mobile Urgent Care and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Unit to Areas Hard-Hit by Hurricane Ida
Upcoming schedule includes stops in Theriot, Montegut and Cut Off
As Louisiana continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, Ochsner Health is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to residents who need services most. In partnership with multiple community partners across the New Orleans and Bayou areas, Ochsner is deploying its mobile care unit across the state to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and urgent care services in locations where community members may also pick up critical items like nonperishable food, water, and other household and cleaning supplies.
Ochsner’s upcoming mobile unit will be at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Friday, September 24
Dularge Gym - District 10
1330 Dr. Beatrous Rd.
Theriot, LA 70397
Monday, September 27
Montegut Lions Club
164 S Legion Dr,
Montegut, LA 70377
Tuesday, September 28
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
15300 W Main St.
Cut Off, LA 70345
These healthcare services are available on a walk-up basis at local churches and other community centers where the mobile unit is stationed. Ochsner has a physician or provider available at the unit to answer questions and provide medical services to community members, as needed. These events are a part of Ochsner’s broader community response effort following Hurricane Ida, and they align with Ochsner’s goals of building a healthier state by enhancing healthcare access and delivering care to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health equity for all.
“We’re doing a significant benefit for the community, post-Hurricane Ida. With community partners we’re providing food, water, nonperishable items, and other supplies, but we understand that health is also a critical part of this, and that includes our focus on critical vaccine distribution,” said Ochsner Heath's Medical Director of Global Health Education and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Yvens Laborde. “This is a really wonderful example of Ochsner doing all that it can to be, first and foremost, a community asset, and to benefit the community in times of need. We do that with incredible partners to enhance and meet the needs of the community, for the community, where they need it.”
At Ochsner Health’s mobile clinic community members can:
- Be treated by an onsite provider for some minor injuries and other triage urgent care needs;
- Ask questions of physicians or nurse practioners about prescriptions and ongoing treatment;
- Access Ochsner Anywhere Care, a telehealth platform for instant urgent care visits;
- Set up future appointments;
- Get the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines;
- Get a rapid COVID-19 test with same-day results.
Over the last week, Ochsner’s mobile unit has served communities across the region including New Orleans East, Bourg, Dulac and Golden Meadow. Links to images from these events can be found below.
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About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 900,000 people from across the globe in 2020, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 32,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org.