First Episode Psychosis Treatment Programs

First Episode Psychosis (FEP) can be described as a disruption to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that may make it difficult for them to understand what is real and what is not. Research has shown that people experiencing psychosis have better treatment outcomes when they receive care as early as possible following their first experience with these symptoms.

Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is designed to meet the needs of those experiencing FEP. The CSC model incorporates a comprehensive package of services including medication/primary care, psychotherapy, case management, family education and support, and supported employment and education.

 

Providers

The Local Governing Entities (LGE) below and EPIC-NOLA provide coordinated specialty care for people who have been experiencing psychosis for less than 2 years. Each provider also has specific inclusion and exclusion criteria for admittance to their FEP programs. Contact the provider directly to discuss your individual needs and their eligibility criteria.

Capital Area Human Services District

  • Parishes served: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana
  • Clinic providing FEP services:
    • 2751 Wooddale Blvd., Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
      • Phone: 225-925-1906 or 800-768-8824
    • http://www.cahsd.org/

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

  • Parishes served: Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington
  • Clinics providing FEP services:
    • 900 Wilkinson St., Mandeville, LA 70448
      • Phone: 985-624-4450
    • 2331 Carey St., Slidell, LA 70458
      • Phone: 985-646-6406
    • 835 Pride Dr., Suite B, Hammond, LA 70401
      • Phone: 985-543-4730
    • 1951 Florida Avenue SW, Suites D & E, Denham Springs, LA 70726
      • Phone: 225-665-0473
    • http://www.fphsa.org/

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

  • Parish served: Jefferson
  • Clinic providing FEP services:
    • 3616 South I-10 Service Road West, Suite 100, Metairie, LA 70001
      • Phone: 504-846-6901 or 504-838-5257
    • https://www.jphsa.org/

 Metropolitan Human Services District

  • Parishes served: Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines
  • Clinic providing FEP services:

 South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority

  • Parishes served: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, and Terrebonne
  • Clinics providing FEP services:
    • 157 Twin Oaks Dr., Raceland, LA 70394
      • Phone: 985-537–6823 or 800-840-7758
    • 232 Belle Terre Blvd., Suite B, Laplace, LA 70068
      • Phone: 985-651-7064 or 800-256-5508
    • 1809 West Airline Hwy., Laplace, LA 70068
      • Phone: 985-652-8444 or 800-709-2635
    • 500 Roderick St. Suite B, Morgan City, LA 70380
      • Phone: 985-380-2460 or 800-481-6882
    • 5599 Hwy. 311, Houma, LA 70360
      • Phone: 985-857-3615
    • http://www.sclhsa.org/

  Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic – New Orleans (EPIC-NOLA)

  • Parishes served: Greater New Orleans Region
  • Clinic providing FEP services:

 

Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) – Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis Young Adult: Get the Facts

SAMHSA First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Guide

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) fact sheet on first episode psychosis

National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) information on psychosis

First Episode Psychosis Recovery Stories from the Center for Practice Innovations, a New York-based resource for mental health services

Voices of Recovery Videos Series from OnTrackNY, a treatment program for youth and young adults experiencing first episode psychosis

NAVIGATE is a comprehensive program implementing CSC for effective treatment of individuals experiencing early psychosis

 

For Inquiries to Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health contact the state First Episode Psychosis Coordinator: Anna.Watt@la.gov