Riverdale High - Access Health Louisiana

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School Demographics

  • Riverdale High Enrollment 1,416
  • Principal Ms. Danielle Yunusah
  • Grade Levels 9th-12th
  • Jefferson Elementary Enrollment 768
  • Principal Ms. Celeste Cunningham
  • Grade Levels Pre-K - 8th
  • School District Jefferson Parish
  • School Type Public

School Health Center

  • Months Open:

    August 07 – May 24

  • Clinic Hours:

    8:15 am – 3:35 pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

    Closed Sat, Sun

  • Services Offered:

    Behavioral Health-individual & group therapy, anger management, stress, anxiety, bullying, relationships, teletherapy

Health Center Staff

Sports Physicals & Immunizations are available.  Make an appointment for Primary Care or Behavioral Health services today!

The Riverdale High School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is one of eleven school health center service sites operated by Access Health Louisiana (AHL) in Jefferson Parish.  It is located in Jefferson on the eastbank side of the Mississippi River.  AHL provides both the primary care and behavioral health services for this clinic.  The health center also serves the student population of Jefferson Elementary School which is a Pre-K through 8 campus.  The Riverdale SBHC is easily accessible for both high school students and Jefferson Elementary students because it is located in the middle of both campuses.

Telemedicine and teletherapy appointments are available for any student participating in virtual learning from home.

Nurse Practitioner Sarah Zemke providers primary care for students including acute care, immunizations and sports physicals.  She works along with Dr. Lindsay Liles, MD of LSU Health Sciences who oversees the Pediatric resident training program through LSU Medical School. This year, we welcome the following medical interns who will be rotating at Riverdale School-Based Health Center: Dr. Alejandro Castaneda, Dr. Martin Gantt, Dr. Bhindhyaa Kaur, Dr. Cynthis Kudji, Dr. Anet Kirkconnell, Dr. Lilian Pham, Dr. Allison Arcuri, Dr. Shawn Brignac, Dr. Daniel Cho, Dr. Michael Do, Dr. Kristy Paul, Dr. Chardiel Delgado-Miranda, Dr. Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman, Dr. Dustin Landgrave, Dr. Alex Robertson, Dr. Lauren Tran, and Dr. Kimberly Tu.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers Laura Garcia and Carlene Thibodeaux provide behavioral health counseling at the clinic. Therapy is available in English or Spanish.  All see students for a variety of reasons including:  stress and anger management, anxiety, trauma, depression, and bullying.  Therapy is offered on an individual or group basis.  Psychiatric appointments are offered on campus and virtually as well. Tulane Psychiatry faculty member Dr. Lauren Teverbaugh oversees Psychiatry Fellow Dr. Ty Spradley who sees patients on Tuesday mornings at Riverdale.

Students can visit our primary care or behavioral health professionals by going to the health center.  Parents can also call and request that their child be seen for care.  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.

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.

Students needing emergency care after hours, please call 9-1-1.

Access Health Louisiana operates 41 school-based health centers in twelve parishes.  To learn more about our successful program, click here.

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