Healthcare - HealthcareLike education, Hammond takes its people’s health seriously too.

The city is home to the largest community-based hospital on the Northshore and a cancer center, with two other hospitals within twenty miles of the city, and a fourth soon to open.

North Oaks Health System

North Oaks Health System is the largest community-based hospital organization on the Northshore, serving the Florida Parishes since 1960. As the second-largest employer in Tangipahoa Parish, North Oaks employs more than 2,400 staff members, and has over 350 volunteers and more than 170 physicians on the medical staff. Facilities include: a Medical Center, a Rehabilitation Hospital, a Heart Health Center, a Diagnostic Center, a Hospice, Occupational Health and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, three Family Medicine Clinics, an Orthopedic Clinic, a Specialty Clinic, two Walk-In Clinics, Northshore Internal Medicine Associates, Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology, a Cardiology Clinic and a Pulmonology Clinic. For more information, visit or call (985) 230-6647.

Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital

Opened December 2010, our beautiful new facility consist of 6 fully digital operating rooms, 2 procedure rooms, 24 inpatient rooms and 6 ICU rooms. Located conveniently just east of Hammond, La, our facility has the area's best and latest technology and safest and most comfortable procedures for you, the patient.

We also provide a host of personal amenities – from chef-prepared meals to whimsically folded towels – for the well being and reassurance of you, the person. Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital offers a wide variety of state of the art surgical procedures including: Bariatrics, Cardiology, Ear, Nose & Throat, General Surgery, Laboratory, Neurosurgery, Nutritional Counseling, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Radiology/Imaging and Urology.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

The doctors of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond can take on cancer like no other group. With a combined 130 years of experience, its home to the most experienced treatment team in the state of Louisiana. For 35 years, the staff at the Hammond location, along with other centers in Baton Rouge and Covington, has been helping the people of the community win their battle with cancer. The Cancer Center operates an energetic program that educates the community about cancer and offers free screenings for cancer in the skin, colon, prostate, or breasts.

Other Services

Hammond is also home to an Ochsner Clinic and St. Luke’s Surgicenter. Around the parish, 150 physicians operate practices.

Two other hospitals, Hood Memorial, and Lallie Kemp Hospital, are just fifteen minutes from Hammond.
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