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.
MONROE, La. – Ochsner LSU Health has opened a new Community Health Center at 1625 Louisville Ave. next to the OIB Plaza. The Community Health Center is now accepting patients and same-day appointments are available by calling 318-330-7168. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. services include primary care, laboratory, behavioral health, diabetes management, and smoking cessation.
“The new Community Health Center will expand accessible, affordable and convenient healthcare for our patients. With a variety of services offered, our patients’ needs can be met closer to home,” stated Mark Randolph, CEO of Ochsner LSU Health Monroe.
The new Community Health Centers are part of Ochsner Health’s 10-year commitment to a healthy Louisiana that includes an initial investment of $100 million during the next five years. These investments are supporting projects that eliminate barriers to healthcare; bring resources into underserved, urban and rural communities; collaborate with partners to research and better understand health disparities; utilize technology and innovation to improve outcomes and invest in Louisiana’s next generation of healthcare providers and frontline staff.
About Ochsner LSU Health
On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public private partnership with a vision to improve health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport. Under the new structure, Ochsner brings their nationally recognized expertise to the management of operations for partner hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, clinics and the clinical activity of the LSUHSC-Faculty Group. LSU will continue to oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Medical Education, and research initiatives.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a three-hospital system that includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital and a 122-bed hospital with women's and children's services in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With more than 4,100 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 140,000 patients with more than 625,000 visits annually.