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Well-Ahead

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.

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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.

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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. https://health.eclinicalworks.com/sclhsa

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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.

mainlogo

Well-Ahead

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

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.[/

portal

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. https://health.eclinicalworks.com/sclhsa

national health service corps

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

Highy qualified professionals
Annie Trahan
Family Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Daren Parsa is our most experienced Psychiatrist for our pivotal Treatment Center in Raceland Louisiana.
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.

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Exec. Dir. Lisa Schilling

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.

Useful Information

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in Behavioral Health Services with SCLHSA?

Call or walk into the most convenient Behavioral Health Center location to complete a brief screening and schedule an individualized Behavioral Health Assessment.

How much does it cost to attend services at SCLHSA?

Fees are based on your income and the number of dependents. You will be informed of your financial responsibility prior to your initial session. SCLHSA accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, other third party payments and self pay.

Does SCLHSA provide transportation?

Individual transportation services are not available. Case managers and Peer Support Specialist assist clients in finding resources to help with transportation needs for Behavioral Health Services. Transportation resources and assistance are different in each parish.

Do you serve children and what is the minimum age?

SCLHSA begins most traditional behavioral health services at age 5. However, SCLHSA does have two (2) specialized programs focused on children as early as infancy, Parent Management Training and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. You can contact the most convenient Behavioral Health Center location to ask about these programs.

Will I be able to see a doctor or get medication on my first visit?

The typical treatment process starts with an individualized assessment with a licensed clinician at your local Behavioral Health Center. During the assessment, your treatment needs are identified. If psychiatric and/or treatment services are recommended, you will be scheduled to meet individually with a clinician to set up your person-centered plan and schedule treatment sessions and a doctor visit.

How long will I need to be in treatment?

During your assessment, your treatment needs are identified. Based on your needs, a recommendation for treatment is made. You and your counselor and/or physician will develop a specific, individualized plan that helps you meet your goals. You will be provided treatment services outlined in your person-centered plan until your goals are met.

What is an assessment?

An assessment is a tool used to gather information to help your counselor identify your strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. This information helps your Treatment Center counselor know how to help you meet your treatment goals.

Are you part of the criminal justice system?

SCLHSA is not part of the criminal justice system, but we do work with clients who need to satisfy court related requirements for treatment.

Do you have AA/NA meetings?

SCLHSA does not have AA/NA and other Support Group meetings in house. AA/NA and other support meetings are offered by independent organization. You and your counselor will decide whether Support Group meetings will be part of your treatment interventions during your person-centered planning session.