Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and Oceans open new behavioral health facility in northwest LA
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and Oceans Healthcare recently announced the opening of Louisiana Behavioral Health. The facility expands access to behavioral health care in the community and was set to beign accepting patients January 20. It will provide inpatient care for patients 18 and older immediately, adding geriatric services for patients 55 and older by March and an intensive outpatient program by the end of 2021.
Louisiana ranks in the top five states in the nation with the highest percentage of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression. It ranks second among states with the highest percentage of adults with a serious mental illness who did not receive treatment in the past year. Louisiana Behavioral Health hopes to help combat these statistics by expanding access to behavioral health services in the North Louisiana community. Read more