SWLA Center for Health Services provides quality, cost-effective and comprehensive primary health care and support services in an environment that embraces respect and dignity.


SWLA Center for Health Services aspires to eliminate all disparities in access to health care.

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SWLA Center for Health Services

SWLA Center for Health Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community-based organization, incorporated in 1978. As a recipient of a 330 CHC grant, the Center began receiving Bureau of Primary Health Care funding in 1984. The Center operates facilities in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Crowley and Oberlin, Louisiana.


From humble beginnings in 1981, the Health Center has grown from one site with five employees to four sites with over one hundred and sixty employees and an annual budget of approximately $17 million. Under the leadership and direction of the late CEO, Eric Taylor, SWLA Center for Health Services underwent many transformations including the addition of satellite sites in Crowley and Lafayette Louisiana.

The Flagship health center (facility) campus in Lake Charles is 56,000 sf. The facility houses thirty (30) examination rooms, nine (9) state of the art dental operatories, a medical laboratory, a full service pharmacy, a WIC department. health education classrooms and one of the best equipped Fitness Centers in the city of Lake Charles. Doors to our Crowley site, a 6,000 sf facility, opened in August 2009. The 26,000 sf Lafayette site opened in January 2012 and the 6,200 sf Oberlin site opened in 2014.

Together, we have four locations serving multiple parishes in Louisiana. SWLA Center for Health Services is honored to serve our community (patients) with respect and dignity as we strive to provide the highest quality health care. We use a patient-centered approach and we are accredited by the Joint Commission of Health care Organization since 2006.

For over 4 decades, SWLA Center for Health Services has cared for the needs of the families in our community. We are grateful that you have taken this journey with us.


Welcome from our Chief Health Officer Dr. Tammy Mitchell

For more information about the services provided at SWLA Center for Health Services or to schedule an appointment, contact us TODAY at 337-439-9983.

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Dr. Tammy Mitchel Chief Health Officer