Safe immunizations for children during COVID-19:
Access Health Louisiana (AHL) wants you to know that it is important to keep up on your child’s immunization schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We know parents are concerned about their child’s safety and we want you to know that our providers are taking every precaution possible to keep patients safe. Only patients with scheduled appointment times will be allowed in. For the safety of our patients and staff, only one non-symptomatic parent/guardian will be allowed in with the child for their visit. We recommend that if you are traveling with others, please ask them to remain outside of the clinic or in their car during your scheduled appointment. Temperature checks will be taken at the door. Providers will be wearing personal protective equipment when immunizing your child for everyone’s safety. Currently, immunization appointments are being scheduled for children of all ages.
Telemedicine Visits are currently available for Children & Adolescents:
To schedule a telemedicine visit, please call 1-877-580-2066. You can speak to a provider via a smartphone, tablet or computer. Watch the video below to see how a Pediatric telemedicine visit works.
Finding a Pediatrician that’s right for your child is an important decision. When choosing one, parents must consider three things: proximity to home, quality of care and cost. The average child visits their pediatrician at least three times a year and those visits can increase when a child is sick or injured. Access Health Louisiana offers convenient locations right in your neighborhood. With extensive hours of operation and affordable high quality care, AHL is the smart choice for Pediatric care in Southeast Louisiana.
AHL’s extensive network of board-certified Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners will give your child the love and care that they deserve. Many of our providers are also bilingual to help make communicating about your child’s healthcare more effective. We offer: sick and well child visits, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, as well as school and sports physicals.
Many of our providers are moms and dads themselves. They strive to give every patient the same love and attention that they would want for their own child. AHL Pediatricians also know that many children don’t get sick between the hours of 8am-4:30pm. For after hour emergencies, AHL always has a provider on call to offer you free medical advice. Pediatric Care is provided at all main AHL community health centers.
Access Health Louisiana also participates in the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program in Louisiana. WIC benefits are available to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women. Infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk are also eligible for benefits.
Some of the benefits of having WIC include foods such as: cereal, baby foods, fruit and vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, canned vegetables, whole wheat bread and much more. Those who qualify also have access to a variety of specialized resources including: health screenings, nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, immunization screenings and well as substance abuse referrals.
If you’re interested in seeing whether you qualify for WIC benefits, please click here.