August 09 – May 25
8:30 am – 3:45 pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Closed Sat, Sun
Pediatric Primary Care-well & sick visits, immunizations, sports physicals, acute & diagnostic care, Behavioral Health-individual & group therapy
School reopens September 24th due to damages caused by Hurricane Ida. If you need medical care or behavioral health services, please contact Access Health Louisiana at 1-866-530-6111. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911.
The Joshua Butler School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is one of ten school health center service sites operated by Access Health Louisiana in Jefferson Parish. It is located in Westwego on the westbank side of the Mississippi River on the campus of Joshua Butler Elementary. Students attending three nearby elementary schools can also access services at the SBHC. Those schools include: Isaac Joseph Elementary, St. Pierre Academy and Stella Worley Middle. Most of the students seeking care from these schools are transported to and from the clinic by van.
This year, telemedicine appointments are offered for Primary Care and Behavioral Health services for any student participating in virtual learning from home!
The Joshua Butler SBHC is easily accessible for elementary students because it is located in the gymnasium building on campus and connected by breezeways. Students can visit the health center and parents can request that their child receive immunizations or check-ups by communicating information with the health center staff. All students must have a current consent and enrollment form on file at the health center in order to be seen by medical staff. Consent and enrollment forms are sent home at the beginning of the year; however, parents may sign their child up for services at any time during the school year. Online fillable consent forms are available on the right side of this webpage.
Nurse Practitioner Ann Onstad offers children and adolescents immunizations, well & sick visits, sports physicals, as well as acute and diagnostic care. Both enjoy working in school-based healthcare. She is assisted by a Registered Nurse who also serves as the school nurse. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Tanya Delaune offers counseling and support services for students including: stress and anger management, dealing with anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, grief counseling and communication. Psychiatric care is available through Dr. Fei Chen of Tulane Psychiatry if needed.
Co-payments are waived for all students and faculty/staff enrolled at our SBHC. Commercial insurances including Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Students who are uninsured can also receive care with a consent and enrollment form on file with the health center. Any medications prescribed for your child may be filled through out Access Health Louisiana Pharmacy and delivered to your home. We also work with nearby Walgreens and CVS pharmacies and can have most prescriptions filled at a discounted rate.
Students needing emergency care after hours, please call 9-1-1.
Access Health Louisiana operates 20 school based health centers in eight parishes. To learn more about our successful program, click here.
Note: Requests can be made during the school year. If school is not in session, please contact another nearby AHL community health center for assistance.