Crisis Hotline Numbers:

Mental Health & Addictive Disorders


Developmental Disabilities


Program Descriptions

How do I know if I need mental health services?

  1. You are struggling with mental health issues, or you have received a diagnosis such as depression, bi-polar disorder or anxiety disorder ranging from mild to severe
  2. You have a substance abuse issue, substance dependence or a severe personality disorder.
  3. You have one or more mental health disorders that substantially interfere with your ability to carry out the primary aspects of daily living, such as self-care, household management, interpersonal relationships and performance in school or work.


How do I know if I am eligible for mental health services?

  1. We will assess you and determine if you meet our admission criteria or if you would benefit from our assisting you with some other treatment placement.
  2. If you are suffering from a mental health illness such as depression, severe mood swings, hallucinations, or emotional problems resulting from a traumatic event


List of Services

  • Assessment and Referral -- Assessments connect clients with appropriate level of care and resources.

  • On-Call -- Individuals experiencing crises after regular business hours can call 318-362-3339 or 1-800-256-2522.

  • Outpatient Mental Health Counseling -- Individuals struggling with behavioral health issues, or have received a diagnosis such as depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety ranging from mild to severe can receive Individual/Group Counseling that includes a number of approaches such as supportive therapy, psychoeducation, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

  • Medication Management -- Individuals who are relatively stable on medication and require minimal interventions may receive medication management, educational services and referral services.

  • Outpatient Services for Addictive Disorders:

    • The Intensive Outpatient Program provides addictive disorder treatment for nine hours per week in a group setting for six weeks

    • The Outpatient Program provides addictive disorder treatment for two hours per week for about six weeks

    • The Aftercare Program provides one hour per week for an indefinite period of time

    • A one-day DWI program for a first offense DWI

  • Behavioral Health Pharmacy Services -- Provides medication for individuals without Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance who qualify.

  • Clients can also apply for Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income at the Monroe Clinic.  Volunteers Of America has an office here at the clinic and assists patients in filling out any required forms.

Priority admission and treatment preference is offered to pregnant injecting drug users, other pregnant women with a substance abuse issue, and injecting drug users.


What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

For mental health and/or addiction services:

  1. An ID card and an insurance card if you have a policy.
  2. Any medications you take, in the pill bottle, or a pharmacy print-out of your medications.
  3. Proof of income must be established when you arrive. If you don’t have proof of income with you, you have 30 days to bring it back to us.
  4. Name and contact information for any agency that referred you to us.
  5. Any relevant legal paperwork such as a court order.


Where is the nearest clinic for mental health services?

NEDHSA Monroe Clinic
4800 South Grand St
Monroe, LA 71202
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Women & Children’s Clinic
3200 Concordia
Monroe, LA 71201
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am-5:30 pm Fridays 8:00 am - 4:30pm
(Developmental Disabilities Application Center)
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Bastrop Clinic
320 S. Franklin St.
Bastrop, LA 71220
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Columbia Clinic
5159 Hwy 4 East
Columbia, LA 71418
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Ruston Clinic
602 East Georgia Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Tallulah Clinic
1012 Johnson St
Tallulah, LA 71282
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Winnsboro Outreach
1301 Landis St
Winnsboro, LA 71295
318-649-2333 or 318-435-2146
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday
Only 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
(Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Jonesboro Outreach
134 Hwy 4 East
Jonesboro, LA 71251
318-251-4125 or 318-259-6624
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday Only 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Mental Health Clinic)

NEDHSA Handbook

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NEDHSA Brochures

Overview Brochure
FAQ Brochure
NEDHSA Regional Maps
Addictive Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Women & Children's Services

If you want to learn more about eligibility, NEDHSA staff will assist you with assessment, planning and/or referrals for services. Please call 1-800-256-2522.