Capital Area Human Services moves temporarily to telehealth, telephone services

Staff Report

Due to an abundance of caution and concerns of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Capital Area Human Services announced today that its behavioral health clinics and offices will begin scheduling telehealth and telephone appointments through Jan. 28. In addition, “walk-in” appointments also will be suspended.   

Capital Area Human Services is moving temporarily to telehealth and telephone services.

“COVID-19 is affecting our clients, our staff, and their families, and these measures have been made for every person’s health and safety,” said CAHS Executive Director Jan Laughinghouse.  

Only clients with scheduled appointments for injections will be seen in the clinics. All other services will be provided via telehealth or telephone. However, Laughinghouse said anyone who feels the need to be seen in person can call the intake staff. The clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

The following phone numbers may be used to access appointments or for information:  

  • Ascension Behavioral Health, 225-621-5770
  • Baton Rouge Behavioral Health, 225-925-1906
  • North Baton Rouge Behavioral Health, 225-359-9315
  • Outreach Clinics (West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Donaldsonville, Iberville, and West Feliciana), 225-907-2218
  • Children’s Behavioral Health (Monday through Thursday) 225-922-0445.

The administrative offices can be reached at 225-922-2700.

Ongoing updates will be posted at cahsd.org and on CAHS social media platforms.