LDH News

July 13, 2020
"Valluzzo Companies has generously provided Value Meal coupons to encourage people to get a free COVID-19 test," said Kim Hood, test site director for the Louisiana Department of Health. "This free testing is only available to the community through the end of the week.."
July 12, 2020
Throughout this week, mobile testing sites in southwest Louisiana have extended their hours and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17. These sites will also be using the laboratory eTrueNorth to conduct the tests and provide results.
July 11, 2020
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19. The Governor also limited indoor social gatherings like wedding receptions, class reunions and parties to 50 total people. With these additional restrictions, Louisiana remains in Phase Two of the Roadmap for a Resilient Louisiana.
July 10, 2020
"ATLAS provides families with standardized information on the quality of treatment facilities, helping you to find the facility that is best for you or your loved one," said Karen Stubbs, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Behavioral Health.
July 10, 2020
These updated testing sites are for the region that includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes.
July 09, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) in partnership with Adaptation Health has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the Louisiana Medicaid Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge supports Louisiana Medicaid by identifying market-ready solutions to engage members through the appropriate use of technology. The RFI has been published to identify innovative solutions to address member communication and engagement.
July 06, 2020
"It's hard to even go into the grocery store without seeing people I know who have been impacted by COVID in some way. Everyone has had a different challenge, but COVID has challenged everyone in some different way," Dr. Cavanaugh writes about her region.
July 02, 2020
In this Q&A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh is the Regional Medical Director for Region 5, which includes the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis.
July 02, 2020
These updated testing sites are for the region that includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis parishes.
July 02, 2020
Medical Monitoring Stations operated by Hospitals to provide treatment, medical services, assistance with activities of daily living, and related services to eligible COVID-19 positive individuals who are referred and/or approved for such services by the Louisiana Department of Health.