Celebrating 30 Years of Providing Access to Healthcare For The Uninsured In Our Community!
The Mission of the MLK Health Center & Pharmacy is to extend comprehensive primary healthcare and pharmacy services at no cost to uninsured or underinsured patients with chronic illness who otherwise often forgo routine medical care because of a lack of resources.
If you have questions about becoming a patient please visit our Common Questions page or call 318-227-2912 ext. 3 for information on how to enroll.
In The News
MLK Receives Support from Avon
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a one-year grant to MLK Health Center & Pharmacy to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. This is the fifth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to support our work on this important health issue and in recognition of the program’s excellence.
The Women’s Health program at MLK educates Northwest Louisiana-area women and refers them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities. The vital program also coordinates and supports a continuous team-based healing relationship between patient and provider to help ensure that 100% of patients, who need diagnostic, follow-up and/or treatment services, get the quality clinical care, education and support they need.
Tulane's 'Dr. Gourmet' Talks Culinary Medicine before our Annual Luncheon
The head of the medical school teaching kitchen at Tulane University was in Shreveport Wednesday to speak at a luncheon hosted by the Martin Luther King Health Center.
Dr. Timothy Harlan, known as "Dr. Gourmet" for his guest appearances on The Food Network, stands in MLK Health Center's community garden that opened this year adjacent to its building.
Internist Timothy Harlan launched the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane three years ago. His curriculum has since been adopted by 18 medical schools and health care centers nationwide, including one nursing school in Arkansas.
Free & Charitable Clinics Need Help
Free and Charitable Clinics like, MLK Health Center & Pharmacy are on the frontlines of the issue of access to care.
We offer a hand up, not a
hand out, to someone who is struggling with the all too often hidden shame of not being able to pay for health care. We activate at the local and grassroots level, not the government level, to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Read more in The Times
BHP Billiton Makes Major Donation
The garden at the Martin Luther King Health Center quickly filled up as those in attendance waited to hear the announcement from BHP Billiton on its donation to the center on Give for Good day.
Clint Poche, BHP’s area operations superintendent for Haynesville Shale production unit, said the company’s $35,966 donation to the center will benefit the “Everyday Choices” Community Garden & Learning Center and Mobile Market programs. Read More From the Times.
MLK Health Center in Shreveport adds 'culinary medicine' capabilityMLK Health Center in Shreveport adds 'culinary medicine' capability
The Everyday Choices Community Garden and Learning Center was made possible through a $35,966 donation from energy giant BHP Billiton. A check presentation was held Tuesday in the garden. The move will further expand MLK Health Center’s services, according to executive director Janet Mentesane. Listen on Red River Radio.
General guidelines on screenings by age group should take a back seat to a doctor's recommendations based on a physical and personal health history. Depending on your health factors, you might require screening more or less frequently than the guidelines suggest. Read more in The Times
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Our Bois D'Arc Tree is SAVED!!!
We are blessed with a beautiful and very old tree here at the clinic that needed our help to survive and thanks to several generous donations we are now able to save our tree!
We are excited to have such a historically interesting tree on our grounds for years to come. THANK YOU!!!
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How your dollars make a difference
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It Takes a Community to Make a Garden Grow: How it All Began