amite rural health clinic

  • Monday-Friday:

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday:

    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Sunday:



Amite Rural Health Clinic, a division of Hood Memorial Hospital, is a full-service healthcare practice.

Our clinic offers preventive, primary and urgent care for people of all ages and is conveniently located 1 block from the hospital at 409 NW Central Avenue. The clinic and the hospital share the same mission and goal – to not only provide the highest level of care affordable, but to incorporate empathy, compassion and a home town approach to the people we serve.  With five of the clinic’s practitioners being native to our area and the other a tenured practitioner of HMH, the mission and goal is not only achievable, but imminent.

A Division of Hood Memorial Hospital

Dr. FrancIs Cefalu's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2002. After practicing as a registered nurse for 6 years, she graduated from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in 2008 with her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She is  board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner through the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Amy has been practicing in Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care for the last 9 years. Amy was born and raised in south Louisiana. In her free time she enjoys exercising, eating and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Amy Delaney's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


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Dr. Diane Kirby's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


Dr. Alyssa Lyon's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


Ryan Seal is a board certified family nurse practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He grew up in the Amite area, and he attended high school at Oak Forest Academy in Amite.  After high school, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.  After several years of nursing experience, he then went on to complete is Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of South Alabama.  Away from work, Ryan enjoys spending much of his time in the outdoors and with his wife and family.

Allen Ryan Seal's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


Dr. Farhan Siddiqui's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


Chad earned his bachelor's degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. He attended the physician assistant program at Our Lady of the Lake College where he earned a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Chad is board certified through the NCCPA and is licensed as a PA through the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants.  Chad is originally from Kentwood, LA and now resides in Amite.

Educated in the same medical model as physicians, PAs provide a broad range of services that are typically the same as those you might receive from your doctor. You will find that PAs are patient-focused and willing to spend time with you during your visit. PAs receive a master's degree and are then certified by passing a national board examination, which they then retake every 6 years. PAs can work in all areas of medicine from primary care to emergency medicine to surgery. They can prescribe medications, order and interpret tests and radiologic imaging, and perform procedures such as suturing. Physician assistants work as part of a team with one or several doctors with whom they collaborate to provide the most comprehensive and personal care for each patient.

Chad Simmons's bio is coming soon. Stay tuned.


409 NW Central Avenue
Amite, LA 70422

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Sunday: CLOSED