Health Center

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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.

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

Hours (Fall):
Monday – Thursdsay: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Charleston Building
Entrance facing Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Contact Information:
(337) 485-5672
FAX: (337) 439-8898


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:
  • Photo ID
  • Verification of the number of household members
  • Proof of income
Health Center Services
  • Preventive Screenings (i.e., BMI, Depression, Tobacco, etc.)
  • STD/HIV Screenings
  • Annual Wellness Visits
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Physical Exams
  • Assessment of Acute Illness (i.e., Flu, UTI, Common Cold, Upper Respiratory)
  • Pap Smears
  • Breast Exams
Lab Services
  • Urine Pregnancy Test (UPT)
  • Urine Analysis (UA)
  • Drug Screen
  • Blood Glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Rapid Flu
  • Rapid Strep

Discounted medications are also available.

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