ABOUT START COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
SLMA partnered in 2015 with Start Corporation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to develop the Start Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to providing services to our community and surrounding parishes.
The overall goal of the Start Community Health Center is to improve access to quality and comprehensive health care services, improve the health status of our patients through prevention, early identification, and treatment of serious health issues. The health center’s service model will integrate preventative and primary medical care, dental care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment, case management and other enabling services. Based upon screening and requested needs, clinic staff will provide general preventative and primary medical care on-site.
Start Corporation has offices throughout south Louisiana and has successfully established numerous programs to provide supportive housing, case management, social skills training, residential services, a clubhouse, and a Peer to Peer program for persons with low incomes and/or behavioral, physical, or developmental challenges and disabilities.
Hannah Tranchina, MSN, RN, FNP-C
“Our vision is to attain the highest level of community wellness by empowering people to improve their health and well-being.”
Start Community Health Center staff includes certified Nurse Practitioner, LPN, and collaborating physicians. Other trained professional support staff includes social worker, case manager, outreach specialist, peer specialist, and Medicaid enrollment specialist.
We currently providing the following services:
• Primary care
• Health Maintenance
• Wellness Exams
• Acute Illness Treatment
• School/Sports Physicals
• Chronic Disease Management
• Laboratory services
• Diagnostics services
• Pediatric Services through referral
• OB/GYNservices through referral
• Transportation Assistance
Start Community Health Center
420 Magnolia Street
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 879-3966
Fax: (985) 872-4473