Clinical Services

Our hospital has been serving the River Parishes and surrounding areas since 1955. Our facility was designed specifically with your healthcare needs in mind. Here people who live, work and enjoy our community have access to the excellent, cutting-edge healthcare you would expect to find in a much larger city, but conveniently located close to home.   

Because we are truly large enough to serve and small enough to care, we offer a wide range of medical services and we are continually expanding our capabilities to better meet your needs. In addition, many of our departments offer extended hours to fit your schedule.


Acute Care Services – 225.258.5973

St. James Parish Hospital’s 25-Bed Acute Care Department offers patients several levels of care each aimed at healing our patients through a combination of skill and compassionate, family-like care.

Cardiopulmonary Services – 225.258.5931

The St. James Parish Hospital Cardiopulmonary team offers a variety of services that help quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients with heart and lung problems.

Emergency Services – 225.258.5949

St. James Parish Hospital’s Emergency Department is directed by a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and is staffed by experienced Registered Nurses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Laboratory Services – 225.258.5993

St. James Parish Hospital’s Laboratory, the leading provider of diagnostic and drug testing in the Parish, is committed to helping you get all of your tests done quickly and close to home.

Lutcher Family Clinic – 225.869.9890

Dr. Cullen Ocmond, MD, native of St. James Parish, specializes in Family Medicine. Lutcher Family Clinic, located on the same campus as St. James Parish Hospital, is now accepting appointments.

Poche Medical Clinic – 225.869.3493

Doctors Jerry and Randall Poche, both natives of St. James Parish, specialize in Family Medicine. Poche Medical Clinic has served our community for over 50 years. Poche Medical Clinic is located on the same campus as St. James Parish Hospital.

Radiology Services – 225.258.5953

St. James Parish Hospital knows that quality healthcare can only be provided by the most competent staff with access to the latest cutting-edge equipment. Our advanced, 100% digital Radiology Department rivals big-city competitors in diagnostic testing and offers advanced nuclear cancer screenings.

Rehab Services – 225.258.5934

St. James Parish Hospital provides an experienced staff of caring and highly qualified Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists—each sharing the goal to improve our patients’ quality of life through outcomes such as improved mobility and balance, improved self-care and communication skills and increased strength.

Sleep Studies – 225.869.9648

St. James Parish Hospital has a Sleep Disorders Center to diagnosis and treat Sleep Apnea—right here in the comfort of your own community. For most patients, one overnight stay is all that is needed to determine the sleep disorder and its cause.

St. James Surgical Specialists – 225.258.2080

Dr. Charles McGaff, General Surgeon at St. James Surgical Specialists, provides care to patients across the River Parishes. His primary office is located next to St. James Parish Hospital in David Reynaud Medical Plaza. Dr. McGaff specializes in General Surgery and Surgical Oncology.

St. James Urgent Care – 225.258.2040

St. James Urgent Care is open from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Friday in the medical plaza located next to the hospital. No appointments are needed.

St. James Urology Clinic - 225.258.2070

Dr. Clay Boyd, Urologist at St. James Urology Clinic, provides care to patients across the River Parishes. Beginning in January 2015, his primary office will be located next to St. James Parish Hospital in David Reynaud Medical Plaza.

St. James West Bank Clinic - 225.265.3013

Dr. Jarelle Scott, MD, MPH and Frannie Waguespack, RN, APRN are providers at the hospital's St. James West Bank Clinic, General Practice, located in Vacherie. St. James West Bank Clinic, a provider-based clinic, is a department of St. James Parish Hospital.

Surgical Services – 225.258.5968

Our patients take advantage of quick, easy scheduling and a wide range of surgical procedures including: inpatient, outpatient, general, laparoscopic, GYN, endoscopy, urology, ophthalmology and orthopedic procedures.

Swing Bed / Skilled Services – 225.258.5936

St. James Parish Hospital provides care for patients who require daily skilled services. Our Skilled Nursing Program combines healthcare experience, expanded medical resources and compassionate care to treat our patients.

Wound Care – 1.877.295.2273

The Wound Care Program of St. James Parish Hospital is designed to treat patients in an outpatient setting utilizing a comprehensive wound management plan. Our experienced staff is ready to help manage hard to heal, chronic wounds.