St. Bernard Parish Hospital Opens Primary and Specialty Care Clinics
Ochsner Health Center – St. Bernard and Ochsner Specialty Health Center – St. Bernard are now open and accepting new patients
CHALMETTE, La. – St. Bernard Parish Hospital (SBPH) is pleased to announce the openings of Ochsner Health Center - St. Bernard and Ochsner Specialty Health Center - St. Bernard. The clinics, located within the SBPH Medical Office Building at 8050 West Judge Perez Drive, open Monday through Friday. Patients can expect the exceptional and compassionate care that Ochsner Health offers close to home. Ochsner physicians are aligning with the facility to offer convenient appointments on the facility’s campus and providing procedural care locally at the hospital, which is equipped with the latest technology, sophisticated diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
8050 West Judge Perez Drive, Suite 3100
Primary care services, including annual check-ups, lab draw, preventative health and education, and smoking cessation, are also now available. As an added convenience, the team offers same-day and next-day appointments, as well as extended hours—the clinic is open until 6pm, Monday through Friday.
8050 West Judge Perez Drive, Suite 2200
The clinic openings mark the return of select services to St. Bernard Parish for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, including OB/GYN. Previously, patients had to drive to New Orleans, Metairie or the North Shore for annual exams, pregnancy care and menopause treatment and education. Patients can now enjoy women’s health services close to home, including prenatal appointments.
8050 West Judge Perez Drive, Suite 3200
Ochsner Health is expanding access to the following services locally: Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Pain Management, and Gastroenterology/Colon Rectal. The clinic plans to provide additional services within the coming months. Please log onto www.ochnser.org/sbph to learn more about Ochsner’s St. Bernard providers, or schedule an appointment today.
“Ochsner Health Center - St. Bernard and Ochsner Specialty Health Center – St. Bernard ensure that the residents of St. Bernard Parish have access to primary and specialty care without having to travel to New Orleans or the North Shore,” said St. Bernard Parish CEO, Kim Keene. “The return of specialty services to this area for the first time since Hurricane Katrina provides convenience to thousands of people in St. Bernard Parish. This is an exciting demonstration of our commitment to expanding access to quality healthcare for our community.”
The SBPH Service District Board approved a long-term strategic partnership with Ochsner Health in September 2017 to continue day-to-day management of SBPH. Patients of the hospital and clinics get the benefit of Epic, Ochsner’s electronic health record system, which safely and securely shares patient information, and MyOchsner. Epic allows physicians, nurses and care teams to access important patient information across the system, no matter which facility a patient visits. With MyOchsner, patients can securely request and schedule medical appointments, pay medical bills, view their health summary and test results, request prescription renewals, access trusted health information resources, and communicate electronically and securely with their health care team. Once our patients have established an account, our team of clinicians from across the system will be able to access and update their information no matter where you are, creating a truly integrated approach to your care.
SBPH provides high-quality, comprehensive care in its state-of-the-art facility. The hospital’s team of more than 350 employees and 90 physicians offer services including 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive imaging and a variety of specialties. For more information on St. Bernard Parish Hospital, please visit www.ochsner.org/sbph.
About Ochsner Health System:
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.