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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

The April 3, 2023 CAHSD Board Meeting is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please look in the Board / Public Notices section of our website for upcoming Board Meeting date/times.

Adult Mental Health & Addiction

Mental Health Outpatient Services

With life’s ups and downs, sometimes help is needed to regain balance. Our mental health professionals work to assist clients in regaining that balance and to begin the process of recovery. We help clients set and achieve their goals.

The key services we provide for our Mental Health Outpatient clients include:

  • Screening for services
  • Referral to services
  • Screening for psychiatric hospitalization
  • Social, psychological and psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Co-occurring treatment services
  • Aftercare program
  • Treatment for sexual abuse victims
  • Mobile Treatment Services
  • Primary care referral and follow-up
  • Tobacco cessation classes
  • Post-incarceration services
  • Case management
  • Referral for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Information and referral to other providers and to CAHS satellite offices near your area *Referrals are based on location and availability of services.

Mental Health Clinic Locations

Baton Rouge Behavioral Health

Address: 2751 Wooddale Blvd., Suite A,   Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66558 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6558

Mon-Thu: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: (225) 925-1906
Toll Free: (800) 768-8824
Fax: (888) 971-4031

Directions: Google Map

North Baton Rouge Behavioral Health

Address: 7855 Howell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66558 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6558

Mon-Thurs:  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:  7:00 - 11:30 am

Phone: (225) 359-9315
Toll Free: (800) 768-8824
Fax: (225) 359-9326 

Directions: Google Map

Ascension Behavioral Health

Address: 1056 E. Worthey St., Suite B, Gonzales, LA 70737

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1725, Gonzales, LA  70707

Mon-Thu: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Phone: (225) 621-5770
Toll Free: (800) 768-8824 Fax: (225) 644-5168
S-Fax: (888) 971-4031 

Directions: Google Map

Donaldsonville Mental Health

Address: 901 Catalpa Street, Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1725, Gonzales, LA  70707

Phone: (225) 621-5770
Toll Free: (800) 768-8824
Fax: (225) 644-5168
S-Fax: (888) 971-4031

Call for hours of operation; schedule varies.

Directions: Google Map

Iberville Behavioral Health

Address: 24705 Plaza Drive, Plaquemine, LA 70764 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66558 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6558

Adult Mental Health

Phone: (225) 907-2218

Call for hours of operation; schedule varies.

Directions: Google Map

Pointe Coupee Behavioral Health

Address: 282 Hospital Road, New Roads, LA 70760

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66558 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6558

Adult Mental Health

Phone: (225) 907-2218

Call for hours of operation; schedule varies.

Directions: Google Map

West Baton Rouge Behavioral Health

Address: 685 Louisiana Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66558 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6558

Adult Mental Health

Phone: (225) 907-2218

Call for hours of operation; schedule varies.

Directions: Google Map

West Feliciana Behavioral Health

Address: 5266 Commerce Street, St. Francisville, LA 70775

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66558 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6558

Adult Mental Health

Phone: (225) 907-2218

Call for hours of operation; schedule varies.

Directions: Google Map

Adult Virtual Clinic

Teletherapy Behavioral Health Services

Capital Area Human Services introduces a new Adult Virtual Clinic offering teletherapy to individuals in need of behavioral health counseling. If time constraints, family responsibilities, or lack of transportation hinder your coming to one of Capital Area Human Service’s clinics, call 225-663-6221 or email to CAHSD.adultvirtual@la.gov to arrange an appointment.

How often are sessions and how long does each session last?

Sessions can be weekly, biweekly, monthly or as needed and last 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

How are costs handled?

Teletherapy and in-person appointments are conducted at the same rate and payer benefits. Copayments or coinsurance apply once your deductible is met. No cost or sliding scale services are available for uninsured clients that meet policy guidelines. Questions? Call 225-663-6221.

How is it different from in-person therapy?

Teletherapy provides convenience and flexibility.

What do I need to use this service?

You will need a smartphone or laptop, Wi-Fi or cellular data and a quiet place to attend the session.

Who is an appropriate candidate for teletherapy?

This service helps those who cannot attend an in-person appointment.

Addiction Recovery Outpatient Services at Baton Rouge Behavioral Health

Adult Substance Use/Abuse Outpatient Treatment; services include co-occurring mental health treatment, problem gambling treatment, and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use.

If you or someone you know has a problem with opioids (heroin or prescription pain medications), there is help available.  Capital Area Human Services provides screening, assessment, and referral to detox and medication-assisted treatment for individuals with opioid dependence.  Call (225) 925-1906 for more information.

Priority Notice Our addiction recovery programs give priority admission and preference to treatment in the following order: 1. Pregnant injecting drug users; 2. Pregnant substance abusers; 3. Injecting drug users; and 4. All others.

Addiction Recovery Services provides comprehensive treatment and recovery support for individuals and their families affected by substance abuse/dependency, co-occurring disorders, or a gambling addiction. We help clients learn how to better manage their lives by facilitating recovery from addictions. With our assistance, clients reconcile family relationships, establish independence, and deal with problems associated with their addiction. 

The key services we provide for our Addiction Recovery Outpatient clients include:

  • Screening
  • Evaluation and training
  • Prevention/treatment for children/adolescents
  • Compulsive gambling treatment
  • Inpatient screening and referral
  • Intensive night treatment groups
  • Educational groups
  • IMPACT aftercare group
  • Primary care referral and follow-up *Services available only for current CAHS clients.
  • Tobacco cessation classes
  • Post-incarceration services
  • Aftercare program
  • Parenting classes
  • Family therapy
  • Prevention activities

Co-Occurring Disorders Outpatient Services

A client is considered to have a co-occurring mental and addictive disorder when both disorders are evidenced by the client’s symptoms and as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. When mental and addictive disorders co-exist, both are considered equally significant, regardless of the order of onset.   Services are designed to meet the needs of patients in phases of recovery for each disorder – both are the focus of the individualized treatment plan. 

The key services we provide for our Co-Occurring Disorder Outpatient clients include:

  • Detoxification
  • Treatment planning
  • Stabilization
  • Engagement
  • Active treatment
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Discharge planning

Problem Gambling — What Is It?

Most people gamble for fun and recreation, but some can develop a problem without even recognizing it. Gambling becomes a problem when the strong urge to gamble occurs despite the negative impact on a person’s life. A gambling disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with gambling and failed efforts to cut back, taking increasingly bigger gambling risks, continually chasing bets, hiding gambling behavior, borrowing money or stealing to gamble, and taking time away from work or family life to gamble.

Early recognition, intervention and treatment of problems with gambling can reduce the physical and emotional effects of stress, improve self-esteem and coping skills, decrease lost work time and financial strain, and restore family relationships. If you or a loved one shows warning signs of problem gambling, seek help today.

Warning Signs

  • Increasing the amount of time you spend gambling
  • Increase in gambling places visited
  • Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop
  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling to escape problems
  • Gambling when stressed
  • Borrowing money to gamble or as a result of gambling
  • Keeping your gambling a secret
  • Dropping-off in other social or recreational activities
  • Doing something illegal to get money for gambling or as a result of gambling (issuing worthless checks)
  • Jeopardizing a significant relationship or job by gambling

Services We Provide

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Individual Sessions
  • Group Sessions
  • Educational Groups
  • Discharge Planning
  • Family Groups

Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions

  1. Have you ever lost time from work due to gambling?
  2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
  3. Has gambling affected your reputation?
  4. Have you felt remorse after gambling?
  5. Do you ever gamble to get money with which you pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  7. After losing, do you ever feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
  8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
  10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  11. Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
  12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
  13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?
  14. Do you ever gamble longer than you have planned?
  15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
  16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance your gambling?
  17. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  18. Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  19. Do you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours gambling?
  20. Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling


If you answered yes to seven or more of these questions, you may have a gambling problem.

Regain control of your life. Call the National Gambling Hotline at (877) 770-7867.

Addiction Recovery Residential Services | Capital Area Recovery Program (CARP)

CARP is a short-term (28 day) residential addiction recovery treatment facility for men and women, 18 years and older.

The key services we provide for our Addiction Recovery Residential Services clients include:

  • Bio-psychosocial assessment and psychiatric evaluation
  • Social detoxification treatment
  • Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Group therapy and individual counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Co-occurring treatment services that include 1) specialized treatment track for justice-involved individuals: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program; 2) Motivational Interviewing; 3) Addressing criminogenic thinking patterns; and 4) promoting Pro-Social Activities
  • Medicaid enrollment
  • Medication Management
  • Job placement assistance
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Introduction to the Twelve Step Programs and S.M.A.R.T. Recovery
  • Pastoral services
  • Physical fitness and recreational activities
  • Vocational rehabilitation & educational services
  • Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Stress and anger management
  • Parenting classes
  • Gambling screening and treatment referral
  • Access to primary care check-up
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist services
  • Discharge Planning/Integration into community-based services

Welcome to the new Capital Area Human Services website!