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WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS NOTICE REGARDING SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

All FPHSA Outpatient Clinics and Offices will be closed for “in-person” services on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, due to the extreme winter weather conditions; however, all in-person appointments that are scheduled will be switched over to a virtual appointment instead. Please expect a call providing you with the information you need to connect with us. At the time of your appointment, please be sure to accept any calls that may appear as a blocked number. (Please also update your phone settings to allow calls from blocked numbers) We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take the necessary safety precautions to protect you and our staff.

If you or a loved one experiences a behavioral health crisis during this time, you can access our after-hours/ emergency line by dialing 1-855-268-1091 or “211”. You may also access crisis chat at www.vialink.org. Text Chat is also available by texting “TXT211” to 504-777-EASE (3273).

If you have a medical emergency, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or dial 911. The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988.

Please continue to check back here for any updates as we continue to monitor the weather and travel safety conditions.

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Single Point Of Entry

The Entry process determines the applicant’s eligibility for supports and services in the Developmental Disabilities service system. Meeting criteria for participation in the system does not ensure that a person is eligible for specific supports and services. Anyone can apply for services for themselves or another person. However, the individual must agree in writing to participate in the process.

To initiate the process of determining eligibility for services, please call (985) 543-4730 anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and request to schedule an entry appointment for Developmental Disabilities.

EarlySteps children may apply either through their Support Coordinator by calling the FPHSA office and requesting Entry. The Entry process can begin when the child is two (2) years and six (6) months. From age 0 to age 3, the IFSP will serve as the approval in the system. In order to keep the EarlySteps date of entry called the “Protected Date” a child must finish the entry determination by age five (5).