Clinical Services

Our hospital has been serving the River Parishes and surrounding areas since 1955. Our facility was designed specifically with your healthcare needs in mind. Here people who live, work and enjoy our community have access to the excellent, cutting-edge healthcare you would expect to find in a much larger city, but conveniently located close to home.   

Because we are truly large enough to serve and small enough to care, we offer a wide range of medical services and we are continually expanding our capabilities to better meet your needs. In addition, many of our departments offer extended hours to fit your schedule.

Acute Care Services – 225.258.5973

St. James Parish Hospital’s 25-Bed Acute Care Department offers patients several levels of care each aimed at healing our patients through a combination of skill and compassionate, family-like care.

Cardiopulmonary Services – 225.258.5931

The St. James Parish Hospital Cardiopulmonary team offers a variety of cardiology and respiratory services that help diagnose and treat patients with heart and lung problems.

Emergency Services – 225.258.5949

St. James Parish Hospital’s Emergency Department is directed by a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and is staffed by experienced Registered Nurses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Inpatient Therapy Services - 225.258.5934

Acute and post-surgery inpatients at St. James Parish Hospital have access to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy as requested by their physician.

Laboratory Services – 225.258.5993

St. James Parish Hospital’s Laboratory, the leading provider of diagnostic and drug testing in the Parish, is committed to helping you get all of your tests done quickly and close to home.

Lutcher Family Clinic – 225.869.9890

Dr. Cullen Ocmond, MD, native of St. James Parish, specializes in Family Medicine. Lutcher Family Clinic, located on the same campus as St. James Parish Hospital, is now accepting appointments.

Medicare Wellness Services – 225.258.2066 or 225.258.2067

St. James Parish Hospital offers wellness services to traditional Medicare patients of our primary care clinics. These services are covered by Medicare and include Annual Wellness Visits, Screenings and Chronic Care Management.

Occupational Therapy Services - 225.258.5934

St. James Parish Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Team is dedicated to offering personalized, compassionate care to help patients with health issues, disabilities, injuries and impairments improve, recover or maintain their ability to perform activities required in daily life.

Orthopedic Rehab Services - 225.258.5934

St. James Parish Hospital offers a specialized Orthopedic Rehab Program for patients undergoing shoulder scopes, knee scopes, hip replacements and knee replacements.

Physical Therapy Services - 225.258.5934

St. James Parish Hospital’s Physical Therapy team utilizes an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to treating patients. Each patient is offered a thorough, initial evaluation to determine a personalized plan and create individual goals.

Poche Medical Clinic – 225.869.3493

Doctors Jerry and Randall Poche, both natives of St. James Parish, specialize in Family Medicine. Poche Medical Clinic has served our community for over 50 years. Poche Medical Clinic is located on the same campus as St. James Parish Hospital.

Radiology Services – 225.258.5953

St. James Parish Hospital knows that quality healthcare can only be provided by the most competent staff with access to the latest cutting-edge equipment. Our advanced, 100% digital Radiology Department rivals big-city competitors in diagnostic testing and offers advanced nuclear cancer screenings.

Sleep Studies – 225.869.9648

St. James Parish Hospital has a Sleep Disorders Center to diagnosis and treat Sleep Apnea—right here in the comfort of your own community. For most patients, one overnight stay is all that is needed to determine the sleep disorder and its cause.

Speech Therapy Services - 225.258.5934

St. James Parish Hospital’s Speech-Language Therapists are licensed to assess and treat communication issues and language disorders.

St. James Surgical Specialists – 225.258.2080

Dr. Charles McGaff, General Surgeon at St. James Surgical Specialists, provides care to patients across the River Parishes. His primary office is located next to St. James Parish Hospital in David Reynaud Medical Plaza. Dr. McGaff specializes in General Surgery and Surgical Oncology.

St. James Urgent Care – 225.258.2040

St. James Urgent Care, located in the medical plaza next to the hospital, is open from 1pm to 9pm Monday through Friday and from 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Walk-ins welcome.

St. James Urology Clinic - 225.258.2070

Dr. Clay Boyd, Urologist at St. James Urology Clinic, provides care to patients across the River Parishes. Beginning in January 2015, his primary office will be located next to St. James Parish Hospital in David Reynaud Medical Plaza.

St. James West Bank Clinic - 225.265.3013

Dr. Jarelle Scott, MD, MPH and Frannie Waguespack, RN, APRN are providers at the hospital's St. James West Bank Clinic, General Practice, located in Vacherie. St. James West Bank Clinic, a provider-based clinic, is a department of St. James Parish Hospital.

Surgical Services – 225.258.5968

Our patients take advantage of quick, easy scheduling and a wide range of surgical procedures including: inpatient, outpatient, general, laparoscopic, GYN, endoscopy, urology, ophthalmology and orthopedic procedures.

Swing Bed / Skilled Services – 225.258.5936

St. James Parish Hospital provides care for patients who require daily skilled services. Our Skilled Nursing Program combines healthcare experience, expanded medical resources and compassionate care to treat our patients.

Therapy & Rehab Services – 225.258.5934

St. James Parish Hospital provides an experienced staff of caring and highly qualified Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists—each sharing the goal to improve our patients’ quality of life through outcomes such as improved mobility and balance, improved self-care, improved communication skills and increased strength.

Wound Care – 1.877.295.2273

The Wound Care Program of St. James Parish Hospital is designed to treat patients in an outpatient setting utilizing a comprehensive wound management plan. Our experienced staff is ready to help manage hard to heal, chronic wounds.