Welcome to BCHS.
We're glad you're here!
BCHS is a Community Health Center focused on demonstrating the love of Christ by providing high-quality medical and behavioral healthcare to our patients as we serve from 5 different
locations across the Greater New Orleans area. We are committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of income, insurance status, or background have
access to affordable healthcare.
Visit our About Us page to learn more about our story, mission, and values.
BCHS is proud to offer a wide range of services to our patients and community. Not only do we provide primary care services, we also provide mental health care and counseling, women's health, HIV holistic and preventative care, Hepatitis C evaluation and treatment, community resources, and connection to speciality care.
BCHS is recognized as a Community Health Center (CHC) by the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Through this model of healthcare, we are able to provide services that are both high quality and affordable by offering a Sliding Fee Scale that evaluates the cost of a visit based on family size and household income to any patient who wishes to apply.
Further, we are invested in the long term care of our patients by offering a medical home where care is coordinated between healthcare providers so that it is holistic and effective. We seek to strengthen the patient-provider relationship and to personalize care to best fit the needs and preferences of each individual by offering services including same-day appointments, after-hours care/evening appointments, annual exams and physicals, an online patient portal, and preventative care.
BCHS strictly adheres to the privacy laws set in place by the state and federal government regarding the confidentiality of patient health and financial information. We promise to only disclose information as allowed by law and/or with your consent.
Have questions about your first appointment?
We've got you covered!
To bring (if you have commercial insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid):
- Current Photo ID
- Insurance card(s)
- Money for copay if applicable (we accept cash, check, or any major credit cards)
- All current medications
- Household member information (including name(s), social security number(s), and date(s) of birth).
To bring (if you do not have insurance):
- Current Photo ID
- Proof of income*
- Payment for your visit (please call (504) 533-4999 to confirm this amount)
- All medications
- Household member information (including name(s), social security number(s), and date(s) of birth)
*Proof of income documents include: prior year tax return, recent pay stub, pensions, veteran’s benefits, retirement, child support/alimony payments, letter of support from the person you are currently staying with, or a recent bank statement. All of these proofs of income must be from the past 30 days or less. Unemployment compensation, a letter with balance on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a social security letter, or a disability letter will also work if it is less than 60 days old. If you have no proof of income, please be prepared to pay $100 if you are an established patient, or $130 for your first visit as a new patient. This payment will be credited against the full charges of the visit, which may be higher than the amount paid on the date of service. Please note that the amount due on the date of service does not include labs, injections, etc. BCHS will collect any unpaid balances after the visit date.
When to arrive and go...
We ask that all patients arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment time for check-in. We extend a 15 minute grace period to our patients who may be arriving late. After the grace period, BCHS reserves the right to fill the appointment slot with another patient and reschedule your appointment/accomadate you as a walk-in.