December, 2020 Update:
The St.Thomas Breast Center will no longer provide mammography. We began this service when Hurricane Katrina closed the large hospitals in 2005. After fifteen years of proudly supporting our community’s needs, our equipment is aging and we feel it is time to refer patients to larger, state-of-the-art imaging centers that provide mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.
Our Breast Center staff will continue to work hard to help patients get appropriate breast cancer screening. The center will assist patients in getting appointments at other imaging centers for mammograms and will provide guidance if problems are discovered that need further diagnostic testing. All prior mammograms done at St.Thomas can be retrieved and sent to any imaging center the patient selects.
St. Thomas continues to receive funds from the LSU Breast and Cervical Health Program and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for education and navigation services. Our staff is proud to continue our 15-year tradition of aiding women in the early detection of breast cancer.
Get Your Mammogram Today!
The Breast Center staff at St. Thomas provides high-quality mammography to all women regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status.
Mammography is available at St. Thomas Community Health Center’s Breast Center at 1020 Saint Andrew St. in New Orleans Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and every second Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. English and Spanish are spoken in the Breast Center, and walk-ins are welcome. Visit us on your lunch break!
Are You Ready for the School Year?
Physicals & Vaccinations
As children head back to school, there’s no better time to get physicals and vaccinations. Remember that different age
groups may have different vaccination requirements mandated by the State of Louisiana. Here are the vaccination requirements if you are in:
Vaccines help the immune system fight off disease.
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The Latest: In the News & Around the Community
Block Party for Life
The St. Thomas Community Health Center Block Party for Life was a huge success last month! The celebration of health took place in Algiers in the neighborhood of our LB Landry Clinic. The Block Party featured live music, lots of tasty food, health screenings and a second line! More than one hundred community members came together for the day in Algiers including Councilwoman of District C, Nadine Ramsey; Commander of the 4th Police District, Ceasar Ruffin; and Honorable Dale Atkins, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.
Check out all the photos of the fun here.
Extertional Heat Stroke
Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) occurs during heavy physical exercise in high temperatures. It can cause death or permanent damage to the brain and vital organs. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently promoted EHS awareness encouraging young athletes to hydrate and know the limits of their exercise. As youth football begins, make sure your children are staying happy and healthy out on the