In honor of National Women’s Health Week, which is being celebrated May 14 -20, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals—Office of Public Health has partnered with the Catahoula Parish Hospital District #2 to offer full annual exams to women to call attention to the importance of women’s health and prevention measures.

The exams, which will be offered at a discounted rate, include pap smears, glucose tests, occult blood tests and mammograms.  The examinations are being offered on May 15 – 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Catahoula Parish Hospital District #2, Hwy. 15 in Sicily Island, La.

“Love Check-ups for You and the Ones You Love,” is the theme for Louisiana’s Office on Women’s Health during National Women’s Health Week.  The Office on Women’s Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urges every Louisiana woman to schedule a “Love Check-up” with her doctor or to visit her parish health unit.

“One of the best gifts you can give yourself and those you love is to schedule an annual visit with a health care provider,” says Dr. Wanda Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Office on Women’s Health encourages women to talk to their health care provider about the recommended screening tests and immunizations for their age and background.  Learn more about these recommendations by visiting

What:    Women’s Annual Health Examinations
Where: Catahoula Parish Hospital District #2, Hwy. 15, Sicily Island, La.
When:  Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 19
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, contact LDH State Women’s Health Coordinator Trina Evans Williams at 504-568-6636.