BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — It has been officially one year since the Brees Family Center opened in North Baton Rouge.

One year ago, Ochsner Community Health-Brees Family Center opened in North Baton Rouge with the goal of promoting health equity for all.

“We wanted to bring more access to health care in North Baton Rouge. We want patients and families to not have to travel so far to get needed basic healthcare services and their services met on a daily basis,” said Chuck Daigle the CEO of Ochsner Baton Rouge.

Medical Director Dr. Wanda Robinson says since they have opened the doors they are serving the community they love by offering rides to the doctors and so much more.

“We served over 3,800 patients, we had over 6,000 visits. We have been involved in giving COVID vaccines, flu vaccines. We have been a part of food drives within the Baton Rouge community to provide fresh produce as well as bags of groceries to citizens.”

While they say they haven’t reached all of their goals, they say they are only going to expand from here. Dr. Robinson explained by stating, “Our plan to win is to eventually have a second clinic site open in the Baton Rouge area within the next several years. We also want to incorporate diabetes education as well as a sickle cell clinic in the Baton Rouge area. And also we want to just continue to expand access to specialty services here in the Baton Rouge area.”