Department News

January 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee and Gov. John Bel Edwards' general counsel Matthew Block met with federal officials in Washington D.C. Friday (Jan. 26) to discuss work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Louisiana.
January 25, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is offering flu vaccines at no cost at more than 55 Parish Health Units across the state on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 1 – 4:30 p.m. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not received a vaccine this flu season. 
January 22, 2018
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has renewed the standing order for the life-saving medication Naloxone. Through this action, laypeople who are helping a person who has overdosed or who is at risk of an overdose on heroin, morphine or another opioid drug can continue to receive the lifesaving medication naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.
January 03, 2018
Louisiana is seeing widespread and early flu activity. According to the CDC, Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.
November 30, 2017
Annual reports from Louisiana's Medicaid program (Bureau of Health Services Financing).
November 30, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Dec. 2. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 27, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Amite on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 15, 2017
The Office of Public Health, Region 5, announced today it is temporarily relocating services and staff from the Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit in Jennings to the health unit in Allen Parish. The temporary relocation is being done to allow for maintenance, inspections and repairs at the facility.
November 13, 2017
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.
November 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has received a $550,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen its congenital syphilis activities and initiatives.