NEW ORLEANS, LA – Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) will partner with Tulane University and Louisiana State University to provide psychiatric and substance use services for children beginning on Monday, August 6, 2018 at the New Orleans East Behavioral Health Center located at 5630 Read Boulevard (2nd Floor) New Orleans, LA, 70127. These services will be available to children ages 5-21, Monday-Friday from 8am– 4:30pm.
Historically, MHSD has never provided these types of services to children in the New Orleans East area. The agency realized a children’s clinic was necessary to compliment adult services. MHSD staff will work closely with Tulane and LSU Schools of Medicine and their child and youth faculty to offer recovery support services.
“MHSD prides itself on being able to provide services to all ages, and we are eager to better accommodate our children’s needs. As the substance use rates and psychiatric cases in adolescents continue to rise, it is imperative that we are prepared to offer this type of support to the New Orleans East community,” says Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, MHSD Executive/Medical Director.
Metropolitan Human Services District is the local lead agency for mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual/development disability services. MHSD provides community-based services for all ages in Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes through agency clinics and community partners. State and Federal funding are the primary resources for MHSD. For more information, visit www.mhsdla.org or call 504-568-3130.