Luling health center gets grant
The St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling has received a $50,000 grant from the Foundation of the Mid South's Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Fund.
The money will will used to continue offering the center's mobile medical unit in south Louisiana.
"These funds will be used for continued support of our programs and relief efforts," said Mark Keiser, CEO of St. Charles Community Health Center.
St. Charles Community Health Center has seen its role expand as one of the few fully operational medical facilities in Southeast Louisiana providing care to the underinsured and underserved residents of the region, Keiser said.
To help fill the need for primary care medical services in the affected areas, St. Charles Community Health Center acquired, staffed, supplied, and operated a mobile medical unit immediately after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region.
The mobile unit brought essential services to those in need throughout the region, Keiser said.
Initially funded by a $200,000 grant from the United Way of St. Charles, the unit brought medical services to areas left with insufficient medical services.
The mobile unit provides services to those in need at nominal or no charge, also providing access to some prescription medications at a reduced cost.
The mobile program has continued to adapt to the changing regional needs, Keiser said.
The St. Charles Community Health Center's main facility is at 843 Milling Ave. in Luling. The phone number is (985) 785-5800.
Hours of operation are: Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The St. Charles Community Health Center's Kenner Pediatric Corner is at 200 W. Esplanade, Suite 310. The center is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For an appointment, call (504) 464-8759.