LDH News

October 15, 2019
With flu season starting early, the Louisiana Department of Health is now holding flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. These one-day clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at no cost to the patient. Click here for a list of locations. Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 14,000 hospitalizations, and more than 1,400 deaths attributed to the flu.
October 14, 2019
– Louisiana Medicaid will be starting a new outreach effort on Monday that will include calling Medicaid members who have not yet completed their annual renewal and are at risk of losing their healthcare coverage.
October 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is holding a health clinic day for teenagers ages 13 to 19 at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019.
October 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Monday in Lake Charles to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 09, 2019
Louisiana’s case rates of primary and secondary syphilis, congenital syphilis and gonorrhea improved from 2017 to 2018, showing the Louisiana Department of Health’s efforts toward STD prevention are making a positive impact.
October 08, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Thursday in Gray to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 07, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Wednesday in Metairie to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 03, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will update stakeholders on the pilot project for Value-Based Payments (VBP) for Home and Community Based Waiver providers during a statewide road show.
September 30, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding meetings this coming Wednesday in Monroe to gather experiences, ideas and concerns about behavioral health services.
September 27, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health recently unveiled the state's response plan to deal with the opioid epidemic across the nation that has not spared our area. Karen Stubbs, assistant secretary with LDH's Office of Behavorial Health joins Jeremy Poursine to talk about the five goals of the plan. If you need help, visit opioidhelpla.org or ldh.la.gov to find treatment options and more information.