The Daughters of Charity held a ribbon cutting and dedication of its newest center located in the Student Union on Dillard’s campus Wednesday, Aug. 27. President Kimbrough, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Councilman Jared Brossett (District D), New Orleans Health Department Director Charlotte Parent, other elected officials, health care providers, and members of the Gentilly community were in attendance.
The center, which is the Gentilly location, is accessed from 100 Warrington Drive.
According to Michael G. Griffin, president and CEO of Daughters of Charity, and former member of Dillard’s Board of Trustees, the opening of a health center at the University had always been part of Dillard’s vision in rebuilding the campus after Hurricane Katrina.
Until now, there was no full-service primary health care facility in the area. The Daughters of Charity Health Center provides women’s health (OB/GYN and prenatal services), primary care for children, adults and seniors, as well as dental services and behavioral health services.
Daughters of Charity Health Center in Gentilly is open to all members of the community Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The health care facility accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare and the Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection (GNOCHC). A sliding fee scale also is available, as well as low-cost medications through a pharmacy assistance program for those who qualify.