Outpatient clinical psychiatric services are offered for patients of all ages in multiple locations. The Department of Psychiatry Main Clinic is located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Building at 1606 Kings Highway. The Main Clinic is comprised of two practice clinics: the Faculty Clinic and the Resident Training Clinic. The Faculty Clinic provides adult psychiatric care to private patients. The Resident Training Clinic, staffed by attending psychiatrists, residents, and medical students, provides care for non-insured, Medicaid and Medicare patients by appointment, with a physician referral. Group therapy is also available. Several of our psychiatric physicians also deliver patient care through the local community mental health clinics. To make an appointment for the Faculty Clinic, please call (318) 676-5002. General Clinic physician referrals may be faxed to (318) 675-6148.
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment with the LSU Health Shreveport Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic please call (318) 626-2445 and an experienced hospital admissions tech will assist you Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm and Friday 8:00am-12:30pm. To better serve you, please arrive early for your appointment in order to fill out initial paperwork.
What to Bring to Your Clinic Appointment
• Picture identification
• All insurance/referral information
• Required co-payment/deposit
• LSU Health Shreveport patient ID card
• Medications - Prescription bottles and over-the counter medications
Non-Louisiana Residents: If you do not have a third-party payer (insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) and are unable to provide valid proof of Louisiana residency at the time of registration, you may be required to pay a minimum $250.00 Non-Louisiana Resident fee at each clinic visit.
Our department has a major responsibility for care of patients with mental health problems in our community. We have a busy, inpatient service. The unit is staffed around the clock with psychiatric nurses, psych techs, resident doctors, attending doctors, and medical students. There are also case managers during the week to assist with counseling and discharge planning.
Visitors may make a hospital stay seem more comfortable. For the safety of our patients, we ask that you follow these visiting policies:
- Visitors should be in good health.
- Please be considerate of other patients and visitors.
- Certain rules are needed for the safety of the patient as well as visitors.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room if the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
- Some patients may be on special diets during their treatment. Please check with the nurse before bringing food or drinks for a patient.
- Convenient waiting areas are also available for family and visitors on every floor.
Visiting Hours for 10th floor Psychiatry Unit:
Monday thru Saturday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Visitors Must be ages 18 and over
Monday thru Saturday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Visitors Must be ages 18 and over
Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Children of Any Age Allowed
Appropriate Dress Required
LSU Health Conway is a general acute care hospital with outpatient clinics operated by LSU Health Shreveport. Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment is available in our dedicated Inpatient Unit. The unit is staffed around the clock with psychiatric nurses, psych techs, resident doctors, attending doctors, and medical students. There are case managers during the week to assist with counseling and discharge planning. The consult and day-call programs provide assistance to other inpatient and outpatient services on site, as well as supplying close support and evaluation of acutely mentally ill patients in the Emergency Department during the day.
LSU Health Conway
4864 Jackson Street
Monroe, LA 71210
Psychiatric Crisis UnitIn June of 2007, LSU Health Shreveport opened a new unit designed to safely assess and treat psychiatric patients in crisis. The Psychiatric Crisis Unit is an extension of the main LSU Health Shreveport Emergency Department and is located on the third floor.
The Crisis Unit consists of 15 patient rooms with temporary beds. The Unit is locked at all times and monitored by a closed-circuit camera system. There are two nursing stations, a day room for patients, and two resident and student offices. The unit is staffed around the clock with psychiatric nurses, psych techs, resident doctors, attending doctors, and medical students. There is also a case manager during the week to assist with counseling and discharge planning.
Patients may receive psychiatric assessment, stabilization, substance abuse education and referral, crisis counseling, medication management, admission to the 10th floor for extended care if needed, and social services referral. The Psychiatric Crisis Unit works closely with local mental health agencies, Medicaid and Medicare rehabilitation clinics, the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Northwest Regional Center for Addictive Disorders as well as other substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment centers.
The unit continues to receive praise from all LSU Health Shreveport staff and faculty. The Psychiatry Crisis Unit has been successful in providing much needed services to patients with mental health and substance abuse problems, and has moved services to mental health patients from the Emergency Department Trauma Center to a safe and controlled environment.