Department

January 22, 2018
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has renewed the standing order for the life-saving medication Naloxone. Through this action, laypeople who are helping a person who has overdosed or who is at risk of an overdose on heroin, morphine or another opioid drug can continue to receive the lifesaving medication naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.
January 03, 2018
Louisiana is seeing widespread and early flu activity. According to the CDC, Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.
November 30, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Dec. 2. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 27, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Amite on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 15, 2017
The Office of Public Health, Region 5, announced today it is temporarily relocating services and staff from the Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit in Jennings to the health unit in Allen Parish. The temporary relocation is being done to allow for maintenance, inspections and repairs at the facility.
November 13, 2017
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.
November 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has received a $550,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen its congenital syphilis activities and initiatives.
November 09, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.
November 08, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Crowley on Thursday, Nov. 9. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 02, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Lake Charles on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.