Things to Know About St. Martin Hospital's Medicaid Clinic

1/11/2018

Did you know the Medicaid Clinic located in St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center provides treatment from common illnesses and minor injuries to chronic disease management and primary preventive care for both pediatric and adult patients with Medicaid insurance?

The Medicaid Clinic is a great place to visit for medical needs that cannot wait for an appointment. The hospital ER treats patients based on the severity of their conditions, not in order of who gets there first. The Medicaid Clinic is staffed with a family nurse practitioner and sees patients on a “first come first served” basis, with limited wait time. Appointments are available but not necessary.

The Medicaid Clinic offers many services to the community including but not limited to: diabetes and hypertension management, low-grade fevers, cough lasting several days, rash, allergies, headaches, pink eye, earaches, annual physical exam, wellness woman exams and pediatric wellness checks. Certain tests can be ordered within your clinic visit such as lab work, X-rays and ultrasounds. The Nurse Practitioner will order a test on an as-needed basis and it can be performed across the street at St. Martin Hospital (SMH). To keep our focus on patient care, you can receive these additional tests on the same day.

The St. Martin Specialty Center offers a wide range of other patient care services. The center is focused on our patients. The Specialty Center also houses a Coumadin, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Infusion, Smoking Cessation and Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy Clinics. To have all of these services, under one roof, while patients receive the care they need proves how SMH strives to be patient focused.

In addition to being patient focused SMH receives national recognition for performance leadership in patient perspective. On National Rural Health Day, November 16th, SMH was recognized by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in patient perspective among all rural hospitals in the nation.

St. Martin Specialty Center is located at 225 Champagne Blvd in Breaux Bridge—across the street from the hospital. The Clinic is open Monday-Thursday 7:30-4:30, Friday 7:30-12:30. To schedule an appointment, please call the clinic at 442-6506.

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Caroline White is the Family Nurse Practitioner for the new Medicaid Clinic. White is a Louisiana native, after 14 years out-of-state, she is excited to be back in Cajun country serving the St. Martin community


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