Two years after suffering extensive damage and being shut down following Hurricane Ike, the Cameron Parish Health Unit is back in business. This morning the facility reopened at its original location, 107 Recreation Center Lane in Cameron.
"The reopening of the Cameron Parish Health Unit will increase the frequency of public health services delivered to local citizens within their parish," said Dr. Bertrand Foch, Department of Health Office of Public Health Region 5 Medical Director. "The citizens of Cameron Parish should be extremely proud to have such a beautiful facility to receive the many services that are provided by the LDH Office of Public Health."
Prior to Hurricane Ike, the Cameron Parish Health unit had approximately 2,073 client visits each year. Louisiana's parish health units play an important role in the local communities, providing numerous valuable services, including immunizations, tuberculosis treatment and surveillance, sexually transmitted disease services, pregnancy testing, family planning and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition services.
During reconstruction of the Cameron Parish Health Unit, services were provided at temporary field clinics in Grand Lake and Hackberry. Both of these locations are now closed. Over the past two years, these temporary clinics had 2,161 client visits.
The Cameron Parish Health Unit is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. For appointments or information about services, call 337-775-5368.
The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about LDH, visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov.