St. James Alternative School - Access Health Louisiana

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School Demographics

  • St. James Alternative School varies throughout school year
  • Grade Levels 3rd-12th
  • School District St. James Parish
  • School Type Public

School Health Center

  • Months Open:

    August 09 – May 25

  • Clinic Hours:

    7:00 am – 3:30 pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

    Closed Sat, Sun

  • Services Offered:

    Behavioral Health - individual & group therapy, including: stress & anger management, anxiety, depression, trauma and relationships

Health Center Staff

Kiana Washington

Behavioral Health appointments are available for in-person & telemedicine visits.  Schedule an appointment today!

Access Health Louisiana (AHL) offers Behavioral Health services to students at St. James Alternative School and Lutcher High School.  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Kiana Washington-Gauff sees students on both campuses on each side of the Mississippi River.  She offers individual and group therapy counseling sessions for stress and anger management, trauma, depression, anxiety, bullying or even relationships.  Parents can request that their child be seen by leaving a message for Ms. Gauff at (225) 228-3695.

Telemedicine appointments are being offered for both individual and group therapy sessions for students participating in at-home virtual learning.

All students must have a current consent and enrollment form on file to be seen at St. James Alternative for Behavioral Health services.  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.  Forms may also be found on the right-hand side of this webpage.

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 the 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.

If you have an emergency outside of school hours, please call 9-1-1.

Access Health Louisiana operates 23 school-based health centers in eight parishes.  To learn more about our successful program, click here.

Kiana Gauff-Washington, LPC | Licensed Professional Counselor

Angie Ruiz, LCSW | Director

Leah Jenkins, LCSW | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Free Home Delivery of Prescriptions for Your Child



  • Kiana Washington