Health, Wellness and Education Services
Terrebonne General Medical Center knows that the more you know about healthcare, the healthier you and your
family will be. Because of that, we are committed to providing our community with various educational and
support services like cancer screenings and prepared childbirth classes. Thank you for your support in these and other community service programs.
Below is a listing of some of the programs available at TGMC. For more information, please call 985-873-4616.
- Childbirth education classes – Such as prepared childbirth, breastfeeding, sibling, infant message classes and Mommy and Me classes
- La Leche League Support Group (breastfeeding support)
Support groups are a wonderful way to network and meet new people in similar situations that affect your life. TGMC offers a wide variety of support groups that meet either monthly or quarterly.
- Bosom Buddies (breast cancer survivors)
- In-house rehabilitation patient and caregivers support group
- Nosotros Cancer Support Group
- Breast cancer screenings and breast self exam information
- Colorectal Cancer Screenings
- Diabetes screenings
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Skin Cancer Screenings
- Camp Bluebird
- Cancer Survivors’ Day – held in June each year to celebrate life and survivorship.
- Ladies Night Out, A Cancer Fundraising Gala, held annually by TGMC.
- Additionally, TGMC provides a complimentary health and wellness magazine called Take Care. Please call 873-4617 to be added to the mailing list.
Terrebonne General Medical Center & Nicholls State University Cytotechnology
School - (985) 850-6299
Nicholls State University awards a Certificate of Completion to students who
successfully complete the one-year curriculum in Cytotechnology. This program is
a continuous 12-month specialized practice curriculum designed to provide
didactic, laboratory, and clinical education necessary to become a certified
Cytotechnologist. The program is a joint academic partnership between Nicholls
State University and Terrebonne General Medical Center and is nationally
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (CAAHEP) under recommendation of the Cytotechnology Programs Review
Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology. The program will prepare
students to diagnose cellular samples under the microscope for early detection
of infectious, pre-cancerous, and cancerous diseases. Students will demonstrate
the ability to examine samples from the female reproductive tract, breast,
lungs, body cavity fluids, and other sites where early cancer detection has a
demonstrated effect on morbidity and mortality. The program of study is designed
to produce educationally sound and clinically competent cytotechnologists
employable in rural and urban health care centers, private laboratories, and
research facilities. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry
Examination for cytotechnologists administered by the American Society of
The Cytotechnologist, working under the direction of a pathologist, detects
cellular changes caused by different disease processes. This laboratory
specialist prepares cellular samples for examination after special staining
techniques and then studies the slides under a microscope for minute
abnormalities in the color, size, and shape of cell substances. In many cases
these findings are the first warning signs of cancer. Cytotechnologists play in
important role the whole aspect of patient care. Admission Students who apply
for selective admission to the professional program of study will fall primarily
into two categories:
- Post Baccalaureate
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum
grade-point average of 2.50 on all under graduate work.
- Successfully complete the following undergraduate course requirements as
specified by the American Society of Cytopathology, the accrediting agency for
cytotechnology education programs:
- 20 hours of biology
- 8 hours of chemistry
- 6 hours of mathematics (algebra, trigonometry)
- one course each in: research methodology, medical terminology, management, and
- Enrolled in the B.S. degree program in Health Sciences (Specialized
- Complete all prerequisite (pre-professional) course work.
- Earn a grade of C or better in all science course applied toward degree.
- A minimum GPS of 2.50.
Due to the nature of cytotechnology education and the requirements placed on
education by the national accrediting agency, the academic, laboratory, and
clinical experience hours may exceed those expected for credit awarded that
course. Enrollment in the program is limited and the program admits only one
professional class per year. Class size is limited to four (4) students per year
and is governed by the number of faculty and available clinical slots in each of
the affiliated laboratories and clinic settings.
For additional information
- Visit the Nicholls State University Website at
- Contact the Cytology Department at Terrebonne General at (985) 850-6299.
- Contact the Department of Allied Health Sciences at Nicholls State University at