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.

This document describes the basic components of the current acute care system and requests information regarding a provider's thoughts, interest and ability to meet the Louisiana acute care requirements, as well as, the expectations of the Office of Behavioral Health. The RFI will be used in the selection of a provider for the Lake Charles area. A Request for Proposals (RFP) is not required for this solicitation.