Flu Season Is Here
Getting your annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community. Flu shots are now available at local pharmacies, clinics, doctor s offices and federally qualified (community) health centers near you.
Act 261 was passed in 2015 which allows physicians to prescribe (recommend) Medical Marijuana. The Legislature named the agriculture centers at Louisiana State University and Southern University as the only legal growers of marijuana plants, from which medicines will be extracted.
Check out the Department of Health s new blog! Follow us at ladepthealth.blogspot.com for the latest updates on what our department is doing to improve the health of Louisiana residents.
How Prevalent is Opioid Abuse?
Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing are evidence of the problem.
Healthy Louisiana Coverage
Medicaid Expansion is now making Healthy Louisiana a reality. Since beginning enrollment on July 1, 2016 for working adults who are now eligible for health care coverage, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for coverage and are now getting primary care and screenings that prevent serious illnesses and costly treatments.
Visit our dashboard for enrollment details and statistics.