Health Center : (504) 834-5026
August 09 – May 25
8:10 am – 3:30 pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Closed Sat, Sun
Behavioral Health-individual & group therapy, anger management, stress, anxiety, bullying, relationships, teletherapy
Sarah Zemke, FNP
James Campbell, MD
School reopens October 1st due to damages caused by Hurricane Ida. If you need medical care or behavioral health services, please call Access Health Louisiana at 1-866-530-6111. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911.
The Riverdale High School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is one of ten 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. James Campbell, MD of LSU Health Sciences who oversees the Pediatric resident training program through LSU Medical School. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Allyson O’Connor provides behavioral health counseling at the clinic. She sees 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. Dr. Carla Black offers Psychiatric appointments on campus and virtually as well. Students can visit Mrs. O’Connor or Dr. Black 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 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.