Region 9 Office of Public Health

Welcome to Region 9 of the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health

The LDH Office of Public Health Region 9 serves the five Northshore parishes in the Southeastern portion of the state: Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington.

Our mission is to protect and promote the health and wellness of all individuals and communities in Louisiana. We provide confidential preventive public healthcare and limited clinical services to children and adults of all ages in our parish health units. And, we ensure equitable access to healthcare resources for all individuals and families.

View All Region 9 Parish Health Units

Community Healthways Region 9 Contacts

Parish Health Unit Services

  • Reproductive Health/Family Planning
    • Breast and cervical cancer screening
    • Birth control/contraceptive services, counseling, and referrals
    • Pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral
    • Reproductive life planning and preconception counseling
    • Sexually Transmitted Infection testing, treatment, and counseling
  • HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and referral
  • Immunizations (children, adults)
  • TB (tuberculosis) testing, evaluation, treatment, and counseling
  • WIC (Women, Infants, Children) Supplemental Nutrition Program
  • Children Special Healthcare Services Clinic (up to age 21 yrs.)
  • Genetics Clinic
  • Refugee Health
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counseling
  • Community HealthWays (linkage to community resources)
  • Vital Records
  • Environmental Health

Contact Information

Dr. Gina LaGarde, Regional Medical Director
(985) 543-4880
(985) 543-4888


Sheila Bordes

Regional Administrator

Rhonda Baham

Regional Nurse Manager

Heather Gagliano

Regional Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator