The Iberia Parish Health Unit provides a wide variety of medical services, many of which are highlighted below. For more information on a particular topic, follow the noted links below for additional details.
Immunizations are offered at the Iberia Parish Health Unit for adults and children. Please call the health unit for an appointment. Immunizations are offered for a $10 administrative fee and are based on an individualís ability to pay.
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Screening and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases are offered at the Health Unit. Clients are encouraged to call for an appointment.
The Louisiana Office of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Program clinical services involves testing, diagnosing and treating persons seen in clinics for syphilis, HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, LGV, genital warts, mollusecom, chancroid, scabies, crabs, and several other STD's.
The STD program conducts four basic activities pertaining to the control of STDs:
Clinical Services involve testing, diagnosing and treating persons seen in clinics (Public Health Units).
Screening is a mechanism to discover and monitor infections in certain populations and determine disease prevalence.
Prevention activities educate patients, as well as, the general public about sexually transmitted diseases and changing sexual behavior.
More information can be found at
Women, Infants, and Children
WIC clinics are available at the Iberia Parish Health Unit for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children (under 5 years old). Please call the health unit for an appointment. Eligible participants must show proof of income and residency at the time of their appointment.
WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children (under 5 years old). WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition information, and referrals to other health and social services. The foods provided may include: infant formula and cereal, adult cereals low in sugar and high in iron, milk (and lactose-reduced milk), cheese, juice, eggs, peanut butter or dried beans/peas, carrots, and canned tuna.
Family Planning clinics are offered at the Iberia Parish Health Unit, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Please call for an appointment.
The following services are during a Family Planning Clinic appointment: Physical Exam, including Pap Test and Clinical Breast Exam
Services also offered:
Family Planning Counseling and Education
Provision of Medications and/or Supplies as needed
Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS
Sterilization Counseling, Education and Referral
Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy
Preconceptional Counseling ("Planning Your Pregnancy")
More information can be found at
Children's Special Healthcare Services
Louisiana's Children's Special Health Services Program provides medical and family support services to Louisiana children with special health care needs and their families.
Children in Iberia Parish with Special Health Care Needs may be seen in the Office of Public Health CSHS clinics which are held in Lafayette. In order to be enrolled in the CSHS program, families should call the Iberia Parish Health Unit for more information.
CSHS Clinics Offered in Lafayette at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit include:
- Cleft Lip & Palate
- Spinal Cord
Nurse-Family Partnership Program
Nurse-Family Partnership (Nurse Home Visiting) is a prenatal and early childhood intervention program designed to improve the health and social functioning of low-income first time mothers and their babies.
Home visits by specially trained public health nurses begin before the 28th week of pregnancy and continue through the childís second birthday.
Tuberculosis Control Program
Tuberculosis is transmitted through the air by individuals with contagious TB who are in close contact with others, In 2006, Louisiana was ranked 11th in the nation for case rates (new cases per 100,000 population). Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.
The recognized method for controlling the spread of tuberculosis is directly observed therapy (DOT) where a health care provider observes the patient take every dose of medications. DOT is the standard of care for TB cases in Louisiana.
The Center for Environmental Health Services (CEHS), within the Office of Public Health (OPH) protects the publicís health by enforcing the Louisiana State Sanitary Code. The activities of the parish sanitarians and engineers reduce the likelihood of disease transmission. Water systems are monitored to assure that water is safe to drink. Restaurants, molluscan shellfish growing areas, food and drug manufacturers, and the milk and dairy industry are monitored to assure that Louisiana products are safe for the public. In addition, the CEHS Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology (SEET) monitors possible human exposures to, and health risks from, events related to chemical agents in the environment.
- Retail Food Program
- Onsite Wastewater Program
- Beach Monitoring Program
- Building and Premises Program
- Commercial Seafood Program
- Export Certificates
- Food & Drug Program
- Infectious Waste Program
- Milk & Dairy Control Program
- Mulluscan Shellfish Program
- More information can be found at
State Registrar/Vital Records and Statistics
Information about Birth Records, Death Records, Vital Statistics, Paternity Information, and other information can be requested at Public Health Units.