SWLA Center for Health Services offers compassionate and family-centered pediatric services to treat our patients from birth through adolescence.  We encourage our prenatal patients to schedule a “Meet & Greet” with one of our three pediatric Providers. 


  • Newborn care

  • Routine check-ups and physical exams

  • Sports physicals

  • Health assessments and screenings

  • diagnostic laboratory tests

  • Immunizations


KIDMED is a program of Louisiana Medicaid that provides preventive health care for Medicaid-covered
children under the age of 21. The goal of KIDMED is to find and treat health problems early and to ensure
that healthy children healthy. KIDMED gives children medical exams including hearing and vision checks
after age 4. KIDMED also gives immunizations at the appropriate ages and includes lab tests to look for
certain common problems.
KIDMED screening became mandatory under Louisiana Medicaid effective June 1, 2003.
Services include:

  • Head to toe physical

  • Beginning at age 4, vision ; hearing screening

  • First well baby check at 2 weeks until 17 years & 11 months

  • Immunizations

KIDMED is not just a physical exam it is a thorough exam given by qualified staff at SWLA Center for
Health Services.

The KidMed department of SWLA Center for Health Services is open the same hours of the
Center. There is also some evening appointments for those parents who may have difficulty
coming in during regular hours.

Does my child qualify?

To qualify for LaCHIP, your child must meet the following criteria: