Louisiana VA Hospitals and Health Care Facilities - Page 1
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System 2400 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61011 New Orleans , LA 70161-1011 Phone: (800) 935-8387 /504-412-3700 Fax: (504) 565-4835
The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) provides quality, compassionate, and safe health care to veteran patients throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans VAMC was devastated. The Health Care System was reorganized to meet the needs of veterans and now consists of seven community-based clinics located in Franklin, Slidell, Hammond, St. John Parish, Houma, Bogalusa, and Baton Rouge. Along with the primary and specialty care and mental health clinics at the Veterans medical center in New Orleans, 90 percent of patients live within thirty minutes of primary and mental health services. Specialty care is available through the New Orleans and Baton Rouge clinics, and inpatient services are coordinated through community facilities and other Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Programs are available for special needs populations including those with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Spinal Cord Injury.
SLVHCS has also expanded programs to provide additional services to those in the community and in their homes. Home Based Primary Care, Respite Care, and Community Adult Day Care are just a few or our expanded services designed to bring services to veterans. SLVHCS is one of only two national sites for a Hospital at Home Program, which provides intensive medical services to veterans in their homes for the purpose of minimizing or reducing hospitalization and increasing patient comfort. The Care Coordination Telehealth Program is another expanded program, designed to allow veterans to transmit personalized vital signs, e.g. blood pressure, diabetetic sugar levels, to and communicate with nurses from ones home, thereby, reducing the need to come to a clinic for services.
Mental Health Services have also expanded to include specialized Mental Health Programs including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Homeless Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, home care for those with chronic mental illnesses (Mental Health Intensive Case Management, MHICM), and a compensated work therapy program. Specialized mental health programs are now available in New Orleans at the Veterans medical center located at 2400 Canal Street, and the offsite locations at 3426 aand 3434 Canal Street.
The Transition and Care Management Program hs greatly expanded. In Fiscal Year 2010, over 4,900 TCM program veterans were enrolled for care in SLVHCS, and outreach activities included Yellow Ribbon events, homecomings, deployment ceremonies, and more. Many veterans of these wars are eligible for care up to five years after their discharge. SLVHCS Ambulatory Procedure Unit at 2237 Poydras Street in New Orleans opened in May 2011. The APU enables SLVHCS physicians to locally perform same day surgeries and medical procedures such as colonoscopies, hernia repairs,biopsies, and cataract removal. The 2237 Poydras Street location also houses several non-APU srvices such as the pain and gastrointestinal clinics. A new expanded Vision Center in New Orleans opened in December 2016.
For clinic appointments call 1 (800) 935-8387.
Community based clinics information is listed below.
Community Based Clinics
New Orleans VA Clinic 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 504-412-3700
Slidell VA Clinic 60491 Doss Drive
Slidell, LA 70460 985-690-2626
Hammond VA Clinic 1131 South Morrison Hammond, LA 70403 985-902-5100
Bogalusa VA Clinic 521 Ontario Avenue Bogalusa, LA 70427 985-735-9029
Baton Rouge VA Out-Patient Clinic 7968 Essen Park Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225-761-3400
St. John VA Out-Patient Clinic 4004 West Airline Highway Reserve, LA 70084 504-565-4705
Houma VA Out-Patient Clinic 6433 West Park Avenue Houma, LA 70364 985-851-0188
Franklin VA Out-Patient Clinic 603 Haifleigh Street Franklin, LA 70538 337-828-9092