LDH News

September 28, 2020
"I slowly drank and drugged my way out of one high school and into another. I partied my way out of LSU as a freshman and continued to watch opportunities evaporate before my eyes," Daniel Freedman writes of his experiences with addiction.
September 28, 2020
With many primary care offices in southwestern Louisiana still closed due to damage from Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Health is partnering with the LSU Family Medicine Residency Program of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to offer basic services until most clinics can resume operations.
September 26, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 3, 4 and 5 beginning at sunrise on Sunday, September 26, 2020. Areas 1, 2, 6 and 7 will remain closed due to effects from Hurricane Sally.
September 25, 2020
Annual reports from Louisiana's Medicaid program (Bureau of Health Services Financing).
September 24, 2020
If you have not received your Economic Impact Payment (federal stimulus check), you are not alone. About 300,000 Louisianans have not received their stimulus checks.
September 23, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 26-28 beginning at sunrise on Thursday, September 23, 2020. Areas 1-7 will remain closed due to effects from Hurricane Sally.
September 23, 2020
Due to inclement weather in southwest Louisiana this morning, the Region 5 Office of Public Health is canceling emergency vaccines at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit today. COVID-19 testing will be delayed until noon.
September 22, 2020
"By the age of 25, I had been raped, discarded into a canal and left for dead. I had been incarcerated, was living on the streets and had almost lost my life during an overdose," Lori Stone writes. "I had to bury one of my children because of my addiction and an abusive relationship I was in."
September 21, 2020
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Beta, which could impact Louisiana in the coming days, allowing the state to assist local governments with their response needs.
September 18, 2020
This Emergency Order shall be effective immediately, beginning 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2020, and shall remain in effect until further notice from the State Health Officer.
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