Who are we?
South Louisiana Medical Associates located in Houma was formed in 1978 to serve as an educational affiliate of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation.

SLMA was founded with a public mission including teaching and training of residents in all major specialties providing them hands-on experiences under the direct supervision of a full time medical staff. A “Provider” Partnership was forged with Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center to deliver these services. Chabert Medical Center, (CMC), is a J.C.A.H.O. accredited institution owned by the State of Louisiana and governed by the Louisiana State University Medical Center.

SLMA continues to employ more than 100 medical providers and host a successful internal medicine residency program at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center. SLMA also has additional locations in Houma and Morgan City, providing services at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA and Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, LA.

SLMA also has practice affiliations with independent medical providers and organizations to provide care to communities throughout south Louisiana.

At SLMA, we believe in personalized attention with our patients as the main focus. That is why we provide care for a multitude of specialties so you can easily manage your health care with a provider you trust through a single point of contact.

Our Mission

The mission of South Louisiana Medical Associates incorporates the delivery of both high quality medical services and graduate medical education through accountability, sound fiscal practices, scholarly activity through research, and employee satisfaction.

What do we offer?

We offer Primary Care Adult and Pediatric services through our participation in the Louisiana Community Care and KidMed Programs.

Our Women’s Clinic handles the needs of the women in our community by offering evaluation, treatment, education and management of Obstetric and Gynecological services with special emphasis on the under-insured or low income patients.

The goal of our Pediatric Clinic is to provide safe preventative and therapeutic care to all pediatric patients to improve the quality of their life and ensure their health as they grow into adulthood.

We offer specialty services in Cardiology, Neurology, Critical Care, high risk OB/GYN, Opthalamology, Orthopedics and Urology.

For more information, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you find the right physician and service to manage your health care.

Where are our locations and what do they offer?

We have several locations. Visit our locations page to learn more.

Is SLMA in my insurance network?

South Louisiana Medical Associates is on the preferred provider list of many major insurance companies. Before scheduling an appointment, please verify that SLMA is in your insurance network, and ask what services are covered under the terms of your individual plan.

What do I have to pay at my appointment time?

Payment of all copays, estimated coinsurance and deductible amounts are required at your visit. Copays will be collected at check-in for your convenience.
Always bring your current insurance card(s) and notify the receptionist if any personal or insurance information has changed since your last visit.

Will my health insurance be filed for me?

South Louisiana Medical Associates will make every effort to verify your coverage prior to your scheduled appointment, yet SLMA cannot guarantee coverage of services by your insurance company.
As a courtesy, SLMA will file your insurance claims for you and will communicate with your insurance company to resolve payment issues. However, in some circumstances you may be required to communicate with your insurance carrier to resolve these issues.

Your Rights and Protections against Surprise Medical Bills

When you receive emergency care or obtain treatment by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center,

you are protected  from surprise billing or balance billing.

Disclosure Notice Against Surprise Billing 2022

Good Faith Estimate

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

Good Faith Estimate Rights 2022-1


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