Primary Health Services Center

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Primary Health Services Center

The DeSiard Street Clinic provides core primary medical services, and behavioral health services, including substance abuse counseling and short-term therapy, access to dental services, and referrals of chronically mentally ill patients to the local community behavioral health network of mental health providers.


Primary medical services include preventive, episodic, chronic disease and follow-up, basic diagnostic laboratory services, limited pharmacy services, case management for public insurance and assistance, translation services, health education, childhood immunizations on site, Ryan White AIDS program services, breast and cervical cancer screening, behavioral health screening and assessment, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

The site provides limited laboratory services with referral to a regional lab for complex laboratory work. The site also provides referrals to radiology services within the service areas of the charity care hospital network, where low income patients can qualify for charity care support as needed and all forms of payment are accepted. The clinic has extended hours as needed.

The facility and program are incorporated into the Primary Health Services Center quality improvement program as well.

24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Domestic Violence Shelter/Services, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, On-the-job training, Outreach, Pediatrics, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Sexual Abuse Support Services, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Well Child Check-ups


Linkages include, but are not limited to: Wellspring (formerly YWCA), Our House, Monroe Housing Authority, Office of Public Health-Region 8, Office of Mental Health-Region 8, Saint Francis Medical Center, Monroe Transit System, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, 211 Call Center, Northeast Louisiana Food Bank, Bridges of Ouachita, Harmony House, Fairhaven, University of Louisiana at Monroe-Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Louisiana at Monroe-School of Dentistry, United Way, and Medicine Shoppe.


Estimated homeless population: 7,000+

Patients served: 1,127


LSU Health Sciences Center Department of OB/GYN

4864 Jackson Street, P.O. Box 1881 Monroe, LA 71210


Rodney Wise


(318) 330-7652


(318) 330-7652


ULM- Marriage and Family Therapy

700 University Avenue Monroe, LA 71203


(318) 362-3003

Wellspring (formerly YWCA)

1511 Jackson Street Monroe, LA 71202


(318) 651-9314

General Info


Catherine M. Tonore

HCH Coordinator

Glenda Starr

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(318) 388-1250

Fax Number

(318) 388-0948



Physical Address

2913 Betin Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Mailing Address

PO Box 7495
Monroe, LA 71211-7495

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