Health Center : (504) 834-5026
August 28 – May 26
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
Telemedicine appointments are available for any student participating in virtual learning from home. Call to schedule a telemedicine appointment today!
The Riverdale Middle/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 the behavioral health services for this clinic only. Primary Care is provided by LSU Family Medicine. The Riverdale SBHC is easily accessible for both middle and high school students because it is located in the middle of both campuses. The health center also serves the student population of Jefferson Elementary School which is a Pre-K through 8 campus.
Telemedicine appointments are available for any student participating in virtual learning from home.
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 19 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.