Rapides School-Based Health Center

Open during school hours.

Located in Alexandria Middle Magnet School, Huddle Elementary and Peabody Magnet.

Our Mission

The Rapides School-Based Center 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 Rapides 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. 

The RAPIDES SCHOOL-BASED CENTER is sponsored by the WINN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER and supported by the RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD.

Purpose

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

Mission

• 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 Rapides Parish Schools.
• To promote healthy lifestyle choices and empower youth to take responsibility for their health… because children matter.

Meet Our Staff...

Heather.jpg

Heather Maddox Ducote, FNP-C

Heather Maddox Ducote, Family Nurse Practitioner, received her Bachelors and Masters in the Science of Nursing from Northwestern State University. She is board certified in Family Practice by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Heather is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the LANP Alexandria Chapter. Outside the Clinic, Heather enjoys family time, traveling, fishing with her husband, working in her flowerbeds, and making memories with her two little girls. She is extremely excited to provide optimal healthcare to the underserved population of Rapides Parish. 

Lindsey Pringle, LPC

Lindsey Pringle, LPC is a lifelong resident of Alexandria. She graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from LSU Shreveport in August of 2014. Lindsey worked as a counselor for the Youth Challenge Program for 3 years, providing behavioral health services to troubled teens. She became certified through the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor in March of 2017. Lindsey joined the Trinity Health Center team in August of 2017 at the Rapides School-based health center. She is a graduate of AMMS and looks forward to serving the school and community that first served her.


Kathleen Robichaux, PA-C

A native of Alexandria, La, Kathleen Robichaux MPAS, PA-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant degree from LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport in 2009. She then completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2011. Kathleen is married with four children and is a parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church in Alexandria, La. Her interests include spending time with her family and friends, crafting, cooking, praising God, and serving others. Kathleen is excited to be working in a rural community and hopes to help her patients achieve healthier lives. One of Kathleen's favorite quotes is "Do ordinary things with extraordinary love." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta.


Shareka Moore, LCSW

Shareka Moore, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She graduated from Northwestern State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from LSU Baton Rouge in May 2012.  Shareka has extensive experience in treating individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Shareka is licensed through the Louisiana State Board of Social Worker Examiners.  Shareka is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and enjoys service work within her community of Rapides Parish, family time with her family in Avoyelles Parish, and crafting. Shareka’s genuine love for people shines through her services provided to individuals of all ages.  She looks forward to continuing her career with Trinity Community Health as a mental heath provider.


Julie Orr, RN

Julie Orr, RN is a native of Alexandria, La.  She received her nursing degree from LSU-Alexandria. Julie has been a RN for over 20 years and spent 15 of those years focusing on family practice.  She thoroughly enjoys working with the children in the school based health setting where the children can get the care they need along with lots of hugs.  Julie is married with 4 children and is a parishioner at St. Rita Catholic Church in Alexandria.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, doing church activities, fishing and watching her kids grow up.  Julie has always felt a smile goes a long way and you should do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.