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About

SCHS is a Federally Qualified Health Center
which is federally and state funded to provide primary and preventative care in seven rural-based communities in Southeast Louisiana. The twenty-one service sites are conveniently located in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes.  As a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, Southeast Community Health Systems offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services, which include mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, obstetrics and gynecology, and podiatry services.  Through health education, Southeast Community Health Systems work to empower patients to guide their own health care by working collaboratively with our providers. Southeast Community Health Systems is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Our Mission
The mission of Southeast Community Health Systems is to provide quality, affordable healthcare to all patients in underserved areas, and to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve.


Our Vision
We envision being a leader of excellence in a community health system that provides quality, affordable healthcare to underserved areas as well as provide resources necessary for patients to take charge of their healthcare needs.