|East After Hours Urgent Care Center now open at 5640 Read Blvd|
Building on the primary and preventative care services currently available at 5640 Read Boulevard, the East After Hours Urgent Care Center brings 24-hour medical care back to the community. Walk-in patients are received by urgent care and paramedic triage professionals that evaluate patient needs and refer them to the 5th floor urgent care center or to a local hospital. This facility is not an emergency room.
"Delivering a full service hospital to residents in New Orleans East has been a top priority of my administration," said Mayor Landrieu. "The opening of urgent care services is one of many significant steps we have taken to make a full service hospital a reality. We need urgent care now as we keep pushing forward on the hospital so that a mother never again has to drive 30 minutes to find treatment for a child suffering from an asthma attack or in need of stitches. I commend the Hospital Service District Board for their dedication and will continue to work with them until we have a quality, full service hospital."
Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurances are be accepted, and a financial assistance program is available for uninsured individuals. Professional staff are available to conduct patient consultations and distribute information regarding new Medicare and Medicaid laws, regulations and eligibility requirements.