MHSD is here for you.

If you are a resident of Orleans, Plaquemines or St. Bernard Parish and you have a mental illness, developmental disability or addictive disorder related to alcohol, drugs or gambling, MHSD is here for you.

Getting started

If you or someone you know needs services, the first step is to call our Care Center at 504-568-3130. The Care Center provides a single point of entry to the full range of supports and services MHSD and its partner agencies offer.

Learn more about specific services available for mental illness and addictive disorders as well as developmental disabilities.

What you should know about 504-568-3130

  • It is free to call.
  • You do not need to know the care you need, just that you need care. MHSD’s team of professionals assess each caller’s situation and help them prioritize needs related to mental health, addictive disorders or developmental disabilities care.
  • MHSD’s team also will help you determine eligibility requirements and how to pay for care. Click here to learn more about eligibility.

In crisis?

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis related to mental illness, developmental disability or alcohol, drug or gambling addiction, please call 504-568-3130 24 hours a day/7 days a week to access a full range of services including phone assessments, home visits, and respite care. More.