Rapides School-Based Health Center

122 Maryland Ave
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 628-0088
Fax: (318) 627-5999

Open during school hours.

Located in Alexandria Middle Magnet School

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...

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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.