Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Address: 628 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-9500 Fax: (225) 3425568 Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/

The mission of the Department of Health and Hospitals is to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana.
The Department of Health and Hospitals offers a variety of services for families and children, varying from physical fitness programs and behavioral health options to maternal and child health programs.
By providing accurate and timely information on a variety of health issues, Louisiana families can rely DHH for everyday health news and updates during times of emergency.

Access this site for information about:

  • Family and Children Services
  • Aging and Adult Services
  • Behavioral Health Programs and Services
  • Developmental Disabilities Programs, Services and Support 
  • Medicaid 
  • Public Health Programs and Services
  • Access to Local Services
  • Children's Choice Waiver Program

Family and Children Information and Services:

Children's Special Health Services
Center for Community and Preventive Health
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Phone: (225) 342-9500
Fax: (225)342-5568
The Children's Special Health Services (CSHS)  program is the principle public agency ensuring that Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) in Louisiana have access to health care services designed to minimize their disabilities and maximize their probabilities of enjoying independent and self-sufficient lives.

Children's Choice Waiver (CC)
Single Point of Entry – To Apply Call: (866) 783-5553

The Children's Choice Waiver offers suppliemental support to children with developmental disabilities who currently live at home with their families or with a foster family.  Waiver participants are eligible for all medically necessary Medicaid services, including Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) screenings.  This waiver package is designed for maximum flexibility.  In addition to the medically necessary services, waiver services funding can also be used for:  Support Coordination, Short Term Respite, Accessibility Adaptation and Family Training


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