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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JPHSA Urges Hurricane Preparedness for Persons with Special Needs
With the Atlantic hurricane season in full swing since June 1, Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority is urging persons with special needs and their families to make preparations before any storms hit the area. After three relatively slow years, U.S. government forecasters are expecting a near-normal hurricane season. Individuals with disabilities, others with access and functional needs, and all who assist and support them should take special care to protect themselves this hurricane season. Everyone should have evacuation plans and readiness kits prepared, monitor the weather, and follow official evacaution orders. Click on the following links for additional resources:
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.
Want to provide quality care in a collaborative, integrative health care setting? Join Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority's substance use clinical treatment team and provide intensive outpatient detoxification services for our JeffCare program.
Licensed Social Service Clinician (LCSW or LPC)
This is a contract position averaging no more than 30 hours per week and includes morning and late evening groups. Experience in serving individuals with Substance Use Disorders is preferred. The successful candidate will also:
Family Practice Physician
This is a contract position averaging up to 15 hours weekly. The successful candidate will:
JeffCare, a program of JPHSA, is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides integrated primary care and behavioral health services in an environment of integrity and respect. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. These positions are open until filled.
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.