The SCLHSA was created to be responsive to the local needs of the citizens in its seven parishes. It strives to identify and address local needs through partnerships with local governments, clients, advocates and providers.
All SCLHSA sites are now a Level 2 Well-Spot!
Well-Ahead Louisiana is a campaign started by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana citizens. Well-Ahead Louisiana promotes and recognizes smart choices in the spaces and places we live and work every day that make it easier for us all to live healthier lives, from going tobacco-free to ensuring healthy lunch options or supporting workplace fitness programs.
CARF Accredited
We are very proud of our CARF Accreditation
SCLHSA is proud to have received a 3 Year Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The CARF Accreditation shows our commitment to continuously improving the quality of life for our clients, and the quality of care we provide through our programs and services.
Patient Portal
SCLHSA now has a Patient Portal!
With our new electronic health record system, patients can now log on to the Patient Portal to view their medical records, request a medication refill, view their upcoming appointments or speak with their provider.
National Health Service Corps
SCLHSA is an approved site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Plan
In the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, participants must first apply for, and accept, a position at an NHSC-approved site of their choosing, and then apply to the NHSC. Once accepted, members are able to follow their passion for helping those in need without having to worry about enormous student loans: providers have the opportunity to pay off all of their debt.

Meet our team


Annie Trahan – Family Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Trahan is the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for our new primary care program.


Dr. Daren Parsa – Psychiatrist

Dr. Daren Parsa is our most experienced Psychiatrist for our pivotal Treatment Center in Raceland Louisiana.


Dr. Melanie Vega – Psychiatrist

Dr. Melanie Vega is one of our four Medical Directors who provides crucial Treatment Services to our clients in Houma, Louisiana.


Dr. Denis Devenport – Psychiatrist

Dr. Denis Devenport provides support to our important client area of River Parishes and St Mary.

Executive Director Message

Welcome to the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority (SCLHSA) website!

The SCLHSA was created by Legislative ACT 343 in 2006 to provide addictive disorder, developmental disability and mental health services to individuals in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary and Terrebonne Parishes.  SCLHSA is governed by a local board composed of nine members from the seven parishes.  These Board Members are responsible for ensuring that the services we provide and funding we receive is utilized to appropriately meet the needs of the individuals in our communities.

We are excited about the opportunity to share with you our treatment philosophies which serves as the basis for our programs.  We are committed to improving the lives of the individuals we serve in their journey through treatment, recovery and the return to an independent lifestyle.  By utilizing effective clinical services offered by trained and knowledgeable staff and linkage with vital community resources, we strive to help others attain their optimal level of living.Read full message →

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                    Ramona Kern

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Why choose our clinic?

Our clinics provide a comfortable environment with knowledge clinicians while providing quality results for our clients.

Community Partnerships

SCLHSA has several community partnerships that assist further in entrenching the organization into South Louisiana.

Useful Resources

Useful resources are available to our clients at all of our clinics in South Louisiana.

Strategic Plan

SCLHSA Strategic Plan 2014 for behavioral health and developmental disability services within our agency.

Other Services

SCLHSA provides more services than what are available in our clinics.

Jobs and Careers

Please follow the link or view the “Join Our Team” Section to view all of our positions available at all of our clinics and administrative offices.