Heavy smokers of a certain age may qualify for no-cost annual lung cancer screenings through Medicare or their private insurance companies. 

Although lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the US, if found early enough, it can be cured. St. James Parish Hospital’s Radiology Department offers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings locally. CLICK HERE to read a Press Release.

In recognition of National Hospital Week, St. James Parish Hospital will be offering Chem Profile and Cholesterol Screenings from May 9th - May 11th. Screenings will be $5 and test for over 10 different levels including cholesterol and glucose. 

This year, registration and screenings will be done in the Medical Plaza located next to the hospital (7AM - 11AM). After 11AM, patients must report directly to the main hospital lobby to register.