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Bring your child to the doctor before school starts!
Back-to-school month in New Orleans

Attention Medicare Patients

St. Thomas Community Health Center offers Medicare patients the opportunity to enroll in a special Medicare Chronic Care Management Program. This program is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is available for people with two or more chronic diseases. Patients receive additional care coordination benefits that improve their health, including assistance with medication, goal-setting, education, and more.
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August Is Back-to-School Month

August is back-to-school month in New Orleans, and kids across the city are getting ready to mingle with hundreds of other students. Don't forget to bring your child to St. Thomas before school starts so they can get a full medical checkup and all the necessary vaccinations. Our mission is to keep children safe, happy, and healthy. Remember to tell your kids to:
  • Always wash their hands before they eat.
  • Avoid sugary foods.
  • Exercise regularly.
Children are more susceptible to diseases than adults, especially in crowded school environments. Bring your child to St. Thomas to get their physical today.

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Call (504) 529-5558 Today for Your Checkup

Thank You to Our Partners

St. Thomas Community Health Center would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners. Our partners enable us to work every day to provide affordable, high-quality health care to all those in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. A few of our partners are listed below. 

The Latest in New Orleans Health News

"HUD's smoke-free policy covers less than half of New Orleans' public housing residents"

A federal smoking ban now in effect for public housing does not include sites in New Orleans rebuilt after Katrina with private partners. That leaves it up to the entities that control these communities to determine whether they want to provide a smoke-free setting for some 2,700 residents -- more than half of the city's public housing population. 

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development called for local housing authorities to have smoke-free policies in place for its public housing units by Tuesday (July 31). The Housing Authority of New Orleans approved a resolution in April that established rules that ban smoking in all public housing living units, indoor common areas and up to 25 feet from all housing and administrative buildings. –

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