Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
During the school year

To make an appointment call 318-302-3263

Patients can be seen at the Winn Community Health Center when school is not in session.

Our Mission

The Winnfield Primary School-Based Clinic provides expanded school health services including preventive health care services as well as care for acute and chronic illnesses. All services provided are confidential. The school-based clinic will not replace the student’s primary care physician. The clinic will collaborate with the student’s primary care physician.

All students enrolled in the Winn Parish School System may receive services upon signing consent forms. Students may be referred by parents/guardians, teachers, school administrators, school nurses or other school personnel. Appointments will be scheduled or students will be seen as needed. Transportation will be provided for students to the WPS Clinic or to the Winn Community Health Center.



• Promoting healthier lifestyles
• Keeping students in school and parents at work
• Preventing health/mental health crisis
• Building healthy relationships and knowing what students need


• To improve access to healthcare by offering confidential care in a safe and convenient location.
• To provide culturally sensitive and age appropriate healthcare, education, outreach, and referral to students in Winn Parish Schools.
• To promote healthy lifestyle choices and empower youth to take responsibility for their health…because children matter.

Candace Wren, FNP-C

A native of Campti, Louisiana, Candace Wren, FNP-C received her Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing from Northwestern State University in 2005. She then worked for 8 years as a Registered Nurse at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in the Perinatal Department. She received her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University in May of 2013. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is an active member of both the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She joined the Winn Community Health Center’s team in August of 2013 at the Winnfield Primary School-Based Clinic. Candace is married with two children who both attend the Winnfield MIddle School. She is an active member of the United Baptist Church in Campti, Louisiana.


Julie Evans, LPC

Julie was raised by Christian parents and their faith, morals and Christian values were implemented at an early age. Julie proudly carries this set of standards with her as she provides counseling services, and emphatic care for her patients. Julie was born in Winn parish, and raised in the small town of Goldonna LA, where she still lives today. Julie retired from Winn Parish School Board to pursue a college degree. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Addictions with a minor in Psychology from Northwestern State University in May 2012. Julie continued her studies to receive a Master’s in Counseling from Northwestern with a concentration in school counseling in December of 2014. Two years later she received her state license as a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC). Julie began her second career in Red River parish, working as ninth and tenth grade counselor where she provided academic, personal, social, and family counseling to her students and their families, as well as many other duties with her position at Red River high school. With a desire to offer counseling services full time, and be closer to her grandchildren, Julie gained employment with Winn Community Health Center as a full time clinical Behavioral Health counselor. Julie is an active member of the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the American Psychological Association.

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