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HEALTH

SERVICES

Our many services are bringing health back to our rural community. We are the professional care you and your family deserve.

 
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ABOUT

OUR CLINICS

Tensas Community Health Center in St. Joseph, Louisiana provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and accept private insurance, private pay based on income (sliding scale), Medicare and Medicaid. ​

Tensas Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center and receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. As such, it is a deemed FTCA site.

Additionally, TCHC is recognized by the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Patient Centered Medical Home

TCHC’s patient centered approach provides for coordination of your care across multiple settings, such as specialists. We understand that not all of your care can be provided on-site, but we can arrange for care that can’t be provided and assist in obtaining your appointments and results. You have the opportunity to select a

primary care provider at TCHC who will oversee all of your care. You may select to change that provide by notifying the Front Desk Staff of any requests.

The Healthcare Team provides access to current evidence-based care, patient/family/caregiver education, and self-management support.


 

OUR

PARTNERS

 

OUR

STAFF

DR SMITH 

  • LSU School of Medicine 

  • Family Practice Residency at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital

  • Board Certified American Board of Family Physicians

  • Active Staff of Morehouse General Hospital

DR. ELIZABETH S. MATTHEWS D.D.S

  • Louisiana State University

  • LSU School of Dentistry-Doctorate of Dental Surgery 

  • Member of American Dental Association 

  • Member of Northeast LA Dental Association 

  • Tensas Academy Alumni 

 

CONTACT

US

PATIENT

PORTAL

TCHC SCHOOL-BASED
HEALTH CENTER

916 Plank Road

St. Joseph, LA 71366

Phone:  (318) 301-3263

Fax:  (318) 301-3264

HOURS

7:20 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday - Thursday

7:20 AM - 1:00 PM

Friday

VIDALIA COMMUNITY
HEALTH CENTER

900 Carter Street Suite A
Vidalia, LA 71373

Phone:  318.414.3020

Email: tensashealth@tensashealth.org

HOURS

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday 

TENSAS 
DENTAL CLINIC

406 Levee Street 

St. Joseph, LA 71366

Phone:  318.766.9115

Email: tensashealth@tensashealth.org

HOURS

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Thursday

 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday

TENSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

402 Levee Street 

St. Joseph, LA 71366

Phone:  318.766.1967

Email: tensashealth@tensashealth.org

HOURS

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday