Behavioral Health

June 30, 2022
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program.
May 11, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health - Office of Behavioral Health is expanding flexibility to accessible, evidence-based opioid treatment services in Louisiana with 24/7 services in the Northwest and Northshore regions of Louisiana.
May 04, 2022
Mobile Crisis Response, Community Brief Crisis Support and Behavioral Health Crisis Care are the first three of four Medicaid services affiliated with the Louisiana Crisis Response System.
April 27, 2022
Continuing its commitment to addressing the opioid epidemic, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will open two new Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in Houma and Bogalusa, bringing the overall number of Louisiana OTPs to 12. The evidence-based behavioral health treatment services will increase access to treatment services for 400 to 1,200 individuals per month.
March 30, 2022
This funding will allow Hurricane Ida survivors access to disaster behavioral health and emotional support resources.
March 14, 2022
Gov. Edwards: "I want to be clear that just because the proclamation is expiring doesn't mean COVID is over. If the circumstances call for it, I will not hesitate to declare another emergency."
March 04, 2022
The goal is to raise screening rates by 2 percentage points in 2022 as part of the Department's FY 2022 Business Plan, which has set prevention benchmarks in several areas.
March 04, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) reminds Louisianans to be mindful of their limits on the amount of time and money spent on gambling.
December 21, 2021
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
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