The Interim LSU Public Hospital (ILH) and the March of Dimes are providing care for pregnant women, mothers and babies at a mobile neighborhood health center at three rotating locations in Mid-City, Bayou St. John and the Upper 9th Ward.
The Mom & Baby Mobile Health Care Center opened July 14 and operates from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Asia Baptist Church (1400 Sere St.), Tuesday and Thursday at First Grace United Methodist Church (3401 Canal St.) and Friday at Desire Street Ministries (3600 Desire Pkwy.). Appointments are encouraged; call 235-1706.
The center delivers prenatal care in groups and individually as well as offering services to women of child-bearing age and children up to 2 years old. Services include screenings, immunizations, prenatal and postpartum care and annual gynecological exams. The mobile unit is fully equipped and has private exam space and ultrasound. It's staffed by a medical assistant, clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner midwife under the supervision of a board-certified obstetrician.