The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) Office of Behavioral Health is in the process of transitioning patient care and phasing down operations on the campus of Southeast Louisiana Hospital, while building partnerships with private sector providers and targeting improved models of care that focus on smaller settings rather than large, state-run institutions.

DHH's strategy is consistent with the department's long term goal of providing enhanced behavioral health services with no reduction in the State's inpatient psychiatric bed capacity.

LDH issues this Request for Information with the intent to determine the interest and capabilities of provider organizations to provide one or more of the following services:

  • A 4 to 20-bed acute care psychiatric unit on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, preferably in St. Tammany Parish;
  • A 4 to 20-bed acute care psychiatric unit on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain in the Greater New Orleans (GNO) area;
  • A 22 bed adolescent unit;
  • An 8-bed child unit;
  • A 20-bed Developmental Neuropsychiatric Unit (DNP) unit for adolescents ages 13-17

For more information or inquiries, please contact:

Sue Austin, Ph.D.
Office of Behavioral Health
Department of Health
Phone: (225) 342-4624

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