LDH Emergency Preparedness

The Department of Health, in conjunction with the Governor's Office and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, makes available up-to-date information during times of emergency. Our goal is to help keep you and your family safe.

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. 

Health Blog

Check out the Department of Health’s new blog! Follow us at ladepthealth.blogspot.com for the latest updates on what our department is doing to improve the health of Louisiana residents.

How Prevalent is Opioid Abuse?

Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators…addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing…are evidence of the problem.

Healthy Louisiana Coverage

Medicaid Expansion is now making Healthy Louisiana a reality. Since beginning enrollment on July 1, 2016 for working adults who are now eligible for health care coverage, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for coverage and are now getting primary care and screenings that prevent serious illnesses and costly treatments.

Visit our dashboard for enrollment details and statistics.

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Recent News
September 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has awarded a $2.31 million loan to the DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1. The loan is through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and will help the District improve its drinking water system.
September 08, 2017
Over the past 18 months, the Louisiana Department of Health, under the leadership of the new administration, has taken several actions to improve its laboratory claims payment system.
September 05, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has provided these vaccine recommendations to health care providers throughout Louisiana.
August 30, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 29, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective at sunset on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 22, 2017
Well-Ahead Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health, was recently honored with the prestigious Wellness Frontiers Award from the Healthcare Leadership Council.