Region 8 - Northeast Regional Office

Welcome to Region 8 of the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Region 8 encompasses twelve parishes in the Northeast section of the state: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll.

Our mission is to protect and promote the health and wellness of all individuals and communities in Louisiana. We accomplish this through education, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, preventing disease and injury, enforcing regulations that protect the environment, sharing vital information, and assuring preventive services to individuals and families.

We provide healthcare to both children and adults alike and make it our mission to ensure access to healthcare resources. The public health units serve the underinsured and uninsured.

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Community Healthways Region 8 Contacts

Services Offered

  • Immunizations -- Find Immunization Rates for 2019 - 2022 
  • Reproductive Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Community HealthWays
  • Sanitation Services
  • Environmental Health

Mailing Address

PO Box 6118
Monroe, LA 71211

Contact Information

Dr. Tonya Hunter, Regional Medical Director
(318) 361-7201
(318) 362-3163


Jeff Toms

Regional Administrator
(318) 361-7227

Melissa Brown, RN

Regional Nurse Manager
(318) 361-7229

Pam Murphy

Assistant Regional Administrator
(318) 361-7226

Ana VanEaton

Communications Coordinator
(318) 676-7842