Prairieville Family Hospital began serving Ascension Parish and nearby communities in 2019. We are a physician-owned facility built to offer easy neighborhood access to exceptional medical care. When you or your family need the resources of an acute care hospital and the expertise of a physician — delivered efficiently with faster patient access and controlled costs — we’re here for you.
Learn more about what makes PFH different:
PFH is owned and operated by physicians with more than 50 years of combined experience in emergency medicine and hospital medicine, and 30 years’ experience in administration and operations. We believe our community deserves the resources of a great hospital without the operational inefficiencies, overcrowded waiting rooms, excessive costs, and lack of communication and shared-decision making that can compromise your care.
As a new hospital, we take pride in our clean, safe environment with comfortable examination and in-patient rooms. We’ve invested in the latest medical equipment, and we’re committed to staying on the cutting edge of diagnostic and treatment services and technologies.
No one facing illness or injury enjoys spending time in a waiting room. We work hard to ensure that patients are seen promptly, with little to no waiting required — and we operate 24 hours a days, 365 days a year (including holidays) because we can never predict when care will be needed.
Much shorter wait times are just one of many ways PFH is different from both large traditional emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. Compare here:
|Urgent Care||Other ER Facilities||PFH|
|Wait Time||Urgent Care 15-30+ Minutes||Other ER Facilities 30-180+ Minutes||PFH 15 Minutes or Less|
|Clean & Private Exam Rooms||Urgent Care Possibly||Other ER Facilities Possibly||PFH Yes|
|Open 24/7||Urgent Care No||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|IV Fluids, Medications||Urgent Care Possibly||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Oxygen, Asthma Nebulizers||Urgent Care Possibly||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|X-Rays||Urgent Care Possibly||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Ultrasound||Urgent Care No||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|CT Scanner||Urgent Care No||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Basic Onsite Lab Test||Urgent Care Possibly||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Emergency Trained Doctors||Urgent Care Unlikely||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Overnight Observation||Urgent Care No||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Onsite Cardiac Lab Test||Urgent Care Unlikely||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|EMTALA||Urgent Care No||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
|Licensed ER Under Law||Urgent Care No||Other ER Facilities Yes||PFH Yes|
All Prairieville Family Hospital patients are seen by Board-certified physicians, supported by a compassionate and experienced nursing, clinical and administrative staff. We value patient centered care beyond that extends beyond the walls of our facility. If requested, we will communicate with your primary care or referring healthcare provider in a timely manner to maintain your continuity of care.
PFH services are provided to the entire family. This includes pediatrics and adults of all ages. We offer emergency (ER) care, in-patient hospital medicine, outpatient imaging and outpatient lab services.
Prairieville Family Hospital accepts all private insurance plans. Since we are a physician-owned facility, we are in a unique position to help control your out-of-pocket expenses. Learn more on our Billing & Insurance page.
We’re committed to the well-being of all. As an organization, we strive to be a positive contributor to the community as often as possible, from local school activities and various volunteer efforts to adult cardiovascular screening and much more. Staying closely connected to our local communities is essential to our mission.