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Hurricane Ida Updates

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We will be updating this page daily as we work to restore services. Please visit often for the latest information.

Family Practice Clinics

  • Poche Medical Clinic, Lutcher Family Clinic and St. James West Bank Clinic are all open. Patients can call the clinics or use the new patient portal to schedule appointments.
  • St. James West Bank Clinic is open in Vacherie. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott or Frannie Waguespack, call 225.265.3013.
  • Dr. Vellanki is currently seeing patients in the Medical Plaza next to the Hospital due to power issues. Check-in at Suite 1200. To reach Dr. Vellanki’s staff, call 225.258.5930.

Urgent Care

  • St. James Urgent Care is open from 8am-8pm Monday through Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Specialty Clinics

Specialty Clinic days and hours will vary as we reopen. See the updated schedule below.

Click here for a clinic listing with phone numbers for scheduling appointments.

  • St. James Wound Care
    • Suite 1400 reopened during normal clinic hours on Thursdays and Fridays
  • Dr. Goodier, ENT
    • Suite 1500 on Fridays starting September 17th 8am-12pm
  • Dr. Cavanaugh, Audiologist
    • Suite 1500 every Friday starting September 17th
  • Dr. Johnson, Orthopaedic Surgeon
    • Suite 1500 resuming weekly schedule starting September 21st
  • Dr. Halina, Gastroenterologist
    • Suite 1200 reopening Wednesday, September 15th
  • Dr Copple, Orthopedic Surgeon
    • Suite 1500 every Tuesday starting September 14th from 8am-12pm
  • Ochsner Cardiology
    • Suite 1200 reopened during normal clinic hours
  • Dr. Matherne, Dermatologist
    • Suite 1200 reopening on Monday, September 20th
  • Dr. Breaux, Cardiologist
    • Suite 1200 reopened during normal clinic hours
  • Dr. Lamkin, Podiatrist
    • Suite 1200 reopening Friday, October 1st
  • Dr. Chauvin, Oncologist
    • Suite 1200 reopening Tuesday, October 5th

Therapy Services

  • St. James Parish Therapy Center is open for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services.
  • Call 225.258.5934 to schedule an appointment.


  • We are working with our surgeons to begin resuming procedures. Surgeries will depend on physician availability.

Covid-19 Vaccines

  • Starting September 15th, Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccines (1st and 2nd doses) will be offered through Urgent Care.
  • Patients can walk-in Monday through Friday between 8am and 8pm or on weekends between 9am and 5pm.  We are currently offering the Pfizer vaccine.
  • If you received the 1st dose of the Pfizer vaccine and cannot receive your second dose at the same facility due to storm damage or closures, we can administer your second dose.

Local Pharmacies & Emergency Assistance

  • Gem Drugs (Gramercy) – Open 9am-6pm weekdays & 9am-2pm Saturdays
  • Winn Dixie (Gramercy) – Open 8am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm (Lunch from 1:30pm-2pm)
  • Tompkins (Lutcher) – Open 9am – 2pm weekdays
  • West St. James Pharmacy (Vacherie) – Open 9am-4pm weekdays & 9am-12pm Saturdays
  • St. James Parish residents without prescription insurance have been approved for the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program as a result of Hurricane Ida. Residents meeting this criteria must enroll by calling 1.855.793.7470. Learn more about the EPAP.


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