Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center Now Open in N.O. East
NEW ORLEANS – The Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center is now open and serving patients at 5950 Bullard Avenue in New Orleans East. Designed to deliver primary and specialty care to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health equity for all, the new facility served more than 20 primary care patients within its first two days of opening. Ochsner has committed more than $10 million to open and operate this site with support from Brittany and Drew Brees and their Brees Dream Foundation.
The newly constructed facility on Bullard Avenue is approximately 9500 square feet and features 17 exam rooms. Onsite services include primary care as well as cardiology, diabetes management and education, podiatry and smoking cessation. Convenient parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to the building, which is located a short walk from two bus stops on Bullard Avenue.
The New Orleans East location was funded in part by a $5 million gift from the Brees Dream Foundation announced earlier this summer. A second location is projected to open in Baton Rouge in early 2021. Funds from the Brees Dream Foundation will support startup and operational costs for these facilities. This significant investment to support the creation of community health centers bolsters Ochsner’s long-term efforts to reduce barriers to healthcare by making services affordable, convenient and accessible to all.
The Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center is connected to the entire Ochsner Health network of facilities and physicians through Epic – Ochsner’s integrated electronic health record system, which enables Ochsner physicians to securely share patient information, resulting in a higher level of coordinated care across the system. Patients can also use personalized MyOchsner accounts to access tests results and schedule appointments online.
The Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center will bring approximately 25 new jobs to New Orleans East in the coming months. In anticipation of the opening, Ochsner held a virtual job fair, which was attended by more than 160 candidates interested in learning about opportunities available at the new facility as well as other Ochsner locations in the region.
The community health center was designed by Fauntleroy Latham Weldon Aarre Architects and constructed by Kent Design Build.
Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with plans for extended hours. For more information call (504) 354 – 4189 or visit ochsner.org/communityhealthnola.