The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Health Standards Section has moved to a new State Office in downtown Baton Rouge.

Health Standards Section licenses health care facilities to operate in Louisiana and certifies these facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid. The section will now be located on the second floor of the Galvez Building, 602 N. Fifth Street in Baton Rouge. The Galvez Building is across the street from LDH Headquarters, the Bienville Building.

The Health Standards Section office was previously located at 500 Laurel Street in downtown Baton Rouge. The section's mailing address, P.O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70821-3767, remains the same. The Health Standards Section main phone line, 225-342-0138, and fax line, 225-342-5073, will also remain the same. Providers who have licensing questions or concerns can continue contacting Health Standards Section through these methods.