NOA Services

  • Medical Oncology

    Our medical oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. They will provide supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists. Nurses that are specially trained in the needs of cancer patients will work with medical oncologists to care for you before, during and after treatment.

    Nurse Navigator- Directs the patient through the course of the cancer program by providing education, chemo school, helping patients connect with the proper community resources and providing support and coordination through the continuum of their cancer care experience.

    Covington: 985-898-4581
    Slidell: 985-280-6670

  • Infusion Suite

    The infusion suite at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is located in an open, airy environment with natural light coming in from a wall of windows. Comfortable infusion recliners for patients have been installed throughout the suite. Warm blankets, complimentary snacks and beverages as well as W-fi and individual televisions for each patient are just a few of the amenities available to patients.

    The Slidell Memorial Hospital infusion suite is located on the first floor of the SMH Regional Cancer Center. The warm atmosphere and knowledgeable nursing staff provide a comfortable location for chemotherapy administration. Many services are available for the patients to enjoy.

    Covington: 985-892-9090
    Slidell: 985-280-6614

  • Genetic Counseling

    Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides confidential genetic counseling with certified genetic counselors help to identify high-risk individuals and address concerns about risk of developing cancer. In addition to conducting a detailed risk assessment of personal/family risk, counselors ensure individuals understand the screening options for early detection as well as ways to reduce their risks through lifestyle modification. In other words, we arm people with the necessary information to help them make informed decisions. To schedule an appointmentPlease call.

    Covington: 985-898-4581
    Slidell: 985-280-6614

  • Social Worker

    Our social worker is a vital member of the healthcare team and performs various duties depending on patient and family needs including:

    • Counseling
    • Education
    • Information
    • Referrals to community resources and national organizationsSocial workers are advocates for patients and families, helping them get the services they need.

    Covington: 985-276-6832
    Slidell: 985-280-6614

  • Dietician

    Maintaining good nutrition and a proper diet is important when going through cancer treatment. Doctors and researchers have found that patients who eat well during their treatment periods are better able to withstand the side effects and possible stress related to treatment.Our dietitian is trained to determine your nutritional needs and to develop an individualized diet plan that will meet these needs during treatment and recovery. The dietitian can answer any nutrition-related questions and will offer suggestions or advice on eating well during treatment.

    Covington: 985-246-6831
    Slidell: 985-280-6614

  • Financial Counseling

    To help you understand the billing and insurance paperwork related to your cancer treatment, our patient financial counselors are available if you would like to speak to someone about:

    • An itemized listing of your bill
    • An explanation of your bill
    • Payment arrangements
    • What your insurance paid and what is still due

    Patient financial counselors can also discuss various forms of financial assistance available to you.

    Covington: 985-892-9090
    Slidell: 985-280-6614

  • Clinical Trials

    Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital sponsors clinical trials to seek the safest and most effective treatments for each cancer type. If you are considering participating in one of our clinical trials, you will receive a thorough explanation from your doctor with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our physicians offer many clinical trials at any given time, including brain, breast, colorectal, head and neck, kidney, lung, melanoma, pancreas and prostate studies.

    What is a clinical trial?

    Clinical trials are research studies that involve human beings in order to test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat diseases. A drug must be part of a clinical trial before the FDA will approve it to be put on the market.

    What is the purpose of oncology clinical trials?

    Oncology clinical trials are conducted in order to test new drugs or a new combination of drug treatments, new surgery and radiation therapies and new medical devices.

    How do I join a trial?

    1. Physician Referral: Ask your doctor about participating in one of our trials.
    2. Phone: Call our clinical research department at (985) 276-6843.

NOA Mission

Our mission is to provide our patients with advanced and comprehensive medical care in a state-of-the-art, patient-centered environment. Our committed and highly-experienced physicians  and health care staff use their skills, compassion and the latest medical knowledge to help patients navigate through the course of their treatment.  Our multidisciplinary team approach assists in facilitating the process from diagnosis through the treatment of cancer.

Related Services

  • Radiation Oncology

    Radiation therapy is an x-ray treatment that damages or kills cancer cells in your body. Our radiation oncologists will oversee your radiation therapy treatments,work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is accurately given. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist will work closely with your other cancer doctors, such as your medical oncologist and/or surgeon, to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness.

    Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Radiation: 985-875-2234
    Slidell Radiation Center: 985-280-6652

    Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Slidell Memorial Hospital - Regional Cancer Center
  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Patients have easy access to efficient and convenient outpatient diagnostic services including X-rays, EKG and other lab tests at two locations:

    Covington/Mandeville: 985-871-5665.

    Slidell – Slidell Memorial Imaging: 985-280-5200

  • Surgery

    Surgical services are available  at both locations which are  staffed with highly experienced physicians and nurses to provide comprehensive, safe, and quality care for patients.

    Covington: 985-898-4000
    Slidell: 985-643-2200

  • Woman's Pavilion

    The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Women’s Pavilion is an ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited facility with the newest equipment and technology available. The welcoming atmosphere for women of all ages makes our Women’s Pavilion the premier choice on the Northshore for providing the latest diagnostic technology in a convenient location. Breast screenings and other tests and treatments are delivered in a relaxing, spa-like setting infused with soothing artistic features to promote a sense of well-being for patients and staff alike.

    Covington: 985-773-1500
    Slidell: SMH Imaging: 985-280-5200