St. Elizabeth Hospital

St. Elizabeth Physicians Opens Second STEP-In Location


Gonzales – St. Elizabeth Physicians has opened a second STEP-In clinic location in Suite A at the Prairieville Medical Plaza located at 17609 Old Jefferson Highway. The new clinic accepts walk-ins for the treatment of sprains and strains, allergies, colds, coughs, flu, strep, sore throats, and other minor illnesses and injuries.

The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Physicians’ President, John Fraiche, M.D., said, “The Prairieville STEP-In Clinic will provide additional access to primary care and an added level of convenience for the residents in the Prairieville area. No appointment is necessary to be seen.”

St. Elizabeth Physicians also operates a STEP-In Clinic in Medical Plaza I on the campus of St. Elizabeth Hospital located at 2647 S. St. Elizabeth Boulevard in Gonzales. 

St. Elizabeth Physicians is a wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Elizabeth Hospital and part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System since 2007. The largest provider of primary and specialty care in Ascension Parish with eleven clinics, St. Elizabeth Physicians employs over 75 primary care physicians, specialists, and providers and an additional staff of over 250 team members.

St. Elizabeth Physicians has been recognized for quality by the Louisiana Quality Foundation, and as the Large Business of the Year twice by the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information on the STEP-In clinics or other St. Elizabeth Physician services, visit

About Our Lady of the Lake

Our Lady of the Lake is a not-for-profit 800-bed medical center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with more than 7,100 employees committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. With a Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children’s Hospital, two freestanding emergency rooms, and a 450-provider Physician Group, Our Lady of the Lake provides comprehensive healthcare services for common to complex conditions. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs and is recognized in the areas of heart and vascular, trauma and emergency care, stroke, cancer care, minimally-invasive procedures and more. In 2016, Our Lady of the Lake was one of three hospitals recognized by the American Hospital Association with the Quest for Quality Prize award. Visit for more information.

About Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is Louisiana’s fastest growing children’s hospital treating more than 100,000 patients annually from across Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The hospital is the only healthcare provider in the Baton Rouge area that provides a full range of pediatric services ranging from a 24/7 pediatric emergency room to a team of more than 100 pediatricians and pediatric specialists. For more information, visit

The new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is currently under construction and is set to open in 2019. To learn more about the project, visit

About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is one the largest healthcare systems in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare provider for more than half the state’s population. The health system is a non-profit, Catholic organization sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we serve patients statewide through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians, elderly housing and integrated systems. Our five hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa. For more information, visit

About Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

With more than 450 healthcare providers throughout more than 70 locations, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group is one of the area’s largest physician networks. In addition to primary care, this experienced group of doctors specializes in diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of illnesses and complex medical problems.