8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Monday-Friday
1505 N. Florida St., Covington LA 70433
The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center was founded in 1997 through the collaborative effort of St. Tammany Parish, STPH and the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Our mission is to provide caring, affordable and supportive health services to the community, with a special commitment to low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals.
The Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby and are less than 28 weeks pregnant. If you enroll, a registered nurse will visit you in your home throughout your pregnancy and until your baby is two years old. The program is free to all eligible women. Click here to read more about the Nurse-Family Partnership.
Any woman who is less than 28 weeks pregnant with her first child, meets established income requirements and lives in the hospital service area may be eligible.
How often will the nurse visit?
You and your nurse will determine your home visiting schedules together, but typically your nurse will visit every week or two during your pregnancy and up until age 2.
The nurse will help you:
- Have a healthy pregnancy
- Learn parenting skills
- Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play in
- Find referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services
- Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills
- Set goals for your family's future
For more information on the Nurse-Family Partnership program, call the Community Wellness Center at 985-871-6030.
Click here to read what nurses and mothers who have participated in the Nurse-Family Partnership say about its benefits.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) FOOD SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM
WIC is a supplemental food program for eligible pregnant and post-partum women and their children, from birth to five years. Food packages and education are provided based upon the individual's assessed needs. Eligibility can be established by providing proof of participation in one of the following programs:
- Food stamps
- TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families)
- LA Chip (not LA Chip Affordable Plan)
- LA Moms
- Proof of income, such as a pay stub
Immunizations help protect you and your child from disease. They also help reduce the spread of disease to others. Most are given as shots and are sometimes called vaccines or vaccinations.
Immunizations start right after birth, and many are given throughout a baby's first 23 months. Booster shots (subsequent doses of vaccines, which must be repeated over time), can occur throughout life; however, fewer immunizations are needed after age 6. Older children and teens need vaccines including those for bacterial meningitis, tetanus, diptheria, whooping cough, and measles, mumps and rubuella (MMR). Other vaccinations, such as tetanus, should be received regularly.
Immunizations are often needed for entrance into school or day care, and they may be required for employment or travel to another country.
Call the Community Wellness Center at 985-871-6030 for immunization fees and to schedule an appointment.
MEDICAID APPLICATION SITE
The Community Wellness Center is a certified Medicaid application site, which provides free assistance with online and mailed applications. A member of our team can provide print and online applications for LaChip, LaMom, Medicare savings plans for seniors and Medicaid. We also will copy and mail all your necessary paperwork.
The Community Wellness Center can provide the following services to local businesses:
Please call 985-871-6031 for more information on how the Community Wellness Center can support your business and meet your employees' healthcare needs.
- Employee immunizations (flu, hepatitis A and B, and tetanus)
- TB skin testing
- Cholesterol and glucose testing
- Program presentations on nutrition, reading/understanding food labels, adult and childhood immunizations
URINE PREGNANCY TESTS
The Community Wellness Center offers reduced cost tests at $10 with written RN verification. The CWC will help you complete the application for “Presumptive Eligibility” after a positive test result, which allows you to access prenatal care for the next 45 days.