The mission of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority is individuals and families in Jefferson Parish affected by Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders or Developmental Disabilities shall live full, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources, including the integration of primary care into clinical services.
"We promise courtesy, empathy, and respect in meeting the expectations of those we serve and each other."
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Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Receives Funds from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) is receiving $325,000 in funding for its JeffCare program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand access to treatment for opioid addiction. JeffCare intends to use this funding to establish an intensive outpatient detoxification program for opiate addiction at its West Jefferson Health Center. Administerd by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this award is part of a total $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
This funding is meant to improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services in health centers with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations. Jefferson Parish has a high rate of opioid abuse and has seen a spike in opioid-related overdoses in recent years. Research demonstrates that a whole-patient approach to treatment through a combination of medication and counseling and behavioral therapies is most successful in treating opioid use disorders.
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Recognizes Employee
Jefferon Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) recently announced Nashawn Butler as Employee of the Quarter. Butler, an Employment Specialist in Behavioral Health Community-based & Specialty Services, helps people develop the skills necessary to get and maintain employment. She was recognized for her dedication to JPHSA and the creativity and energy she brings to all of her projects. Her motivation, sensitivity to the individuals she serves, and commitment to teamwork in principle and practice earned her this distinction.
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) has implemented changes in sliding fees for the primary care and behavioral health care services provided in our JeffCare Health Centers.
To be considered for reduced fees for services provided, a Discounted Fee Application (En español) and all required documentation must be submitted prior to your first scheduled appointment. Documentation includes:
Applications and required documentation may be mailed to the attention of the Office Manager or hand delivered to the front desk at the Health Center where services are received.
You will be informed of the percent of the charges you are responsible to pay at the time of your first appointment. If you are not eligible, you will be informed of the full fees you are responsible to pay. A new Discount Fee Application is required on an annual basis to continue receiving services at a discounted rate.
For any questions or assistance with completing the application, call 504-349-8839 and leave a message. A staff member will return you call within 24 hours.
The following position is also available within the Authority:
Preferred qualification: Medical Assistant Certification
To apply for this position, click on this link here. Once you are connected, the search page will appear. Scroll down to the section labeled "Agency." Next, scroll down the agency list. Select "DHH- Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority." and then select "Apply Search" at the bottom of the page. Any vacancies at JPHSA will appear along with the closing date for each posting. Select the position of interest, click "Apply," and follow the steps. When the vacancy closes, the position will no longer be accessible. For questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Melanie Williams-Sylvester, Human Resources Director, at 838-5586.