Health Center

The Health Center is Now Open

In partnership with SWLA Center for Health Services (opens new window), SOWELA offers an on-campus medical clinic staffed by a nurse practitioner at its Main Campus in Lake Charles. The Health Center is available to students, faculty, and staff at all three locations only.

The Health Center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and all commercial insurance. However, you will not be turned away regardless of insurance or financial status.

COVID-19 Vaccines are now available!

Hours of Operation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Open 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM
Close 4:30 PM 6:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 1:30 PM


  • Charleston Building
    • Entrance facing Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave.

Contact Information

What to bring to your visit? Please bring your SOWELA ID. The Health Center operates on a sliding fee scale based on income, so you will need to bring the following items:

  • Photo ID
  • Verification of the number of household members
  • Proof of income

Health Center Services

  • Annual Wellness Visits
  • Assessment of Acute Illness (i.e., Flu, UTI, Common Cold, Upper Respiratory)
  • Breast Exams
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Flu Shots
  • Pap Smears
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Screenings (i.e., BMI, Depression, Tobacco, etc.)
  • STD/HIV Screenings

Lab Services

  • Blood Glucose
  • Drug Screen
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Rapid Flu
  • Rapid Strep
  • Urine Analysis (UA)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test (UPT)

Discounted medications are also available.

For more information, visit SWLA Center for Health Services' website (opens new window) or call (337) 439-9983.