HELPING PATIENTS BECOME
WHAT THEY WANT TO BE
Start Community Health Centers provide Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Substance Use Treatment, Medicaid Enrollment, HIV Treatment, Dental (Houma), Hepatology, PrEP and more.
Start Corporation is a non-profit organization that provides health services to all individuals including those with mental disabilities, the homeless, youth and veterans. The organization and the clinic work together to provide holistic care to its patients by addressing their basic needs. Our clinic consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, and licensed social workers. Our primary care provider treats illnesses that range from minor injuries to major medical conditions.
It’s important to us to meet your mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. Based on your medical needs, you will be referred and scheduled with one of our behavioral health providers as needed. Our behavioral staff provides psychiatric evaluations for all psychiatric disorders, oversees medication management, and offers supportive counseling. Our dental staff offers dental exams and extractions. If you need legal advice or assistance, free legal services are available.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A MEDICAL HOME?
QUALITY AND SAFETY
We use methods that are based on scientific research (evidence-based medicine) to provide you with the most advanced treatment. Patients and families can expect our support for self-management of their health care needs. This includes community referrals to specialists (cardiologist, gastrologist, pulmonologist, orthopedics, etc), internal referrals (substance abuse, counseling, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and community- based programs), and self-management plans (weight loss, diet plans and logs, oral health, nutrition counseling, etc).
GOALS OF MEDICAL HOME
You have 24 hour access to care and are able to get an appointment as soon as you need it. Nursing and clinical staff are skillfull and ready to assist you in taking care of your health care needs.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. For more information, see bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca.
Driver’s license or picture ID
Insurance card (if insured)
All current medications
Proof of income
HEALTH INSURANCE ACCEPTED
NO INSURANCE? NO PROBLEM
Now accepting new patients. Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, and Uninsured accepted. Inquire within if you have any questions regarding your health care coverage. Sliding scale discount based on household and income. A Certified Application Counselor is available to assist with enrollment application.
Please ask our staff to assist with obtaining health coverage.
TRANSFERRING MEDICAL RECORDS
HELP TRANSFERRING YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS TO US
Our staff will help migrate your medical records from your previous health care provider. We will identify a contact person to help coordinate the transition and follow up with them until your records are received.
TRANSPORATION SERVICES AVAILABLE
Transportation Services may be available to and from the clinic within a 15 minute radius. Please inquire about transportation when making your appointment.
***This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. For more information, see bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca.
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