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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


Visitor Information

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) proudly serves Veterans from a 23-parish area in southeast Louisiana by offering primary and mental health care within 30 minutes of home for 90 percent of our enrollees. SLVHCS consists of eight community-based clinics in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hammond, Slidell, Houma, Franklin, Bogalusa and St. John Parish, with dental clinics in Mandeville and Metairie. Inpatient care and services that cannot be directly provided are coordinated with other VA facilities and community health care providers.

For the safety and security of our Veterans and staff, SLVHCS has federal Police Officers stationed at all our community based outpatient clinics, including the main facility at 1601 Perdido Street.  Officers patrol the main facility and parking lots 24 hours, seven days a week.

For administrative Police assistance during regular business hours call (504) 565-4708. 

Suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents and personal property losses while on any SLVHCS grounds should be reported immediately to the VA Police at the 24 hour hotline at (504) 553-5934 or (504) 553-5935.

All SLVHCS facilities are federal property. All persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, no weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted at any time.

Limited free parking is available for patients at all facilities on the day of treatment.  

  • Patient access is through lanes 1 and 2
  • Garage opens at 7:00 A.M.
  • Speed limit is 5 MPH
  • Front end parking only

Shuttle Service
Shuttles are available to take patients to VA specialty care locations such as the eye clinic, mental health clinics on Canal Street and the Ambulatory Procedure Unit. The shuttles run continuously during clinic hours from the VA shuttle stop just in front of the old VA Medical Center at 1601 Perdido Street.

Wheelchair Assistance
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for you assistance. When you arrive for an appointment, please inform the parking attendant and one will be provided for your use.

Smoking Guidelines
Smoking is not permitted at any SLVHCS facilities.

Project Legacy
The project to design and build a replacement VA Medical Center for New Orleans is called Project Legacy. The new hospital will be a 200-bed tertiary care and referral center for southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region providing complex care and procedures for Veterans in multiple states.