Behavioral Health

February 01, 2012
Today, Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields announced a new future for inpatient behavioral health care in Central Louisiana with a two-phased plan to vacate the current Central State Hospital property and build a new facility on land adjacent to Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.
September 01, 2011
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that Magellan Health Services, Inc. is being recommended for the contract as the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) to operate the program that will provide behavioral health services to 100,000 adults and 50,000 children, including 2,500 with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders who are in, or at, imminent risk of out-of-home placement.
August 26, 2011
The prioritization of Louisiana‟s State planning activities within this block grant application is guided by the annual Department of Health and Hospitals Business Plan and the transformational goals identified by the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Many of the identified service gaps and needs are addressed by the dramatic systems change currently underway in Louisiana, whereby OBH becomes a purchaser of services through a Statewide Managed Care network rather than a provider.
August 19, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that four companies have submitted proposals to become the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) for the state's Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership and Coordinated System of Care (CSoC).
August 05, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health, issues this Request for Information (RFI) with the intent to determine the interest and capabilities of provider organizations to provide a 14-bed acute care psychiatric unit for both males and females in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area.
June 07, 2011
May 17, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 17, 2011) - Free, confidential crisis counseling is available to Louisianians who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression as a result of the Mississippi River flooding. A toll-free 24-hour number, 866-310-7977, will connect residents in need to services in their community to help them through this difficult time.
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