Community Health Center



Start Community Health Center is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to providing services to our community and surrounding parishes.

The overall goal of the Start Community Health Center is to improve access to quality and comprehensive health care services, improve the health status of our patients through prevention, early identification, and treatment of serious health issues. The health center’s service model will integrate preventative and primary medical care, dental care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment, case management and other enabling services. Based upon screening and requested needs, clinic staff will provide general preventative and primary medical care on-site.

In order to provide all services, we will be working closely with other entities in the community to ensure a continuum of care approach.


Primary care services

Behavioral Health Services

Psychiatric Services

Transportation Assistance

Health Maintenance

Gynecological services through referral

School/Sports Physicals

Dental Services

Pediatric Services through referral


Diagnostics Services

Acute Illness Treatment

Laboratory Services

Chronic Disease Management

Wellness Exams


Call to schedule an appointment: (985)879-3966

What to bring:

  • Driver’s License or Picture ID
  • Insurance Care (if insured)
  • All Current Medications
  • Proof of Income
  • Immunization Records

Medicaid Enrollment

No insurance? We can help! START Community Health Center is a certified Medicaid Enrollment Center. Please call our health center to schedule an appointment for Medicaid enrollment with our Application Center Representatives. We also have sliding scale discount available based upon household and income.

Patient Centered Medical Home Practice

CLICK HERE to learn what makes us a
patient centered medical home practice


Hannah Tranchina, FNP-C

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    Dr. Nicolas Vergara

    Behavioral Health

      Dr. David DeSonier

      Dental Services