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  • Ann Tucker

Louisiana Crisis Response System Now Live

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)’s Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is expanding services to Louisiana Medicaid members experiencing a mental health crisis with the phased implementation of a comprehensive crisis system of care. The Louisiana Crisis Response System (LA-CRS) is a modern, innovative and coordinated approach to crisis services that builds upon the unique and varied strengths, resources and needs of Louisiana’s local communities.

Individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis can access services until the crisis is resolved and/or the person returns to existing services or is linked to other behavioral health supports as needed. Mobile Crisis Response, Community Brief Crisis Support and Behavioral Health Crisis Care are the first three of four Medicaid services affiliated with the LA-CRS to be introduced. The fourth service, Crisis Stabilization, will be phased in at a later date pending legislative funding.

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