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AAHSD reporting success with telehealth approach

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 11:45:36-04

AAHSD is reporting success with telehealth, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the social isolation that develops alongside the shelter-in-place directives are creating uncertainty.

The Acadiana Area Human Services District remains committed to its mission to provide quality compassionate care to those with behavioral health and developmental disabilities needs, a release states.

"Although the clinics remain closed to the public we have adapted to serve clients via secure (confidential) telehealth. We are proud to report that the number of persons served has barely decreased. Our physical doors are closed, but our organization remains open and ready to serve the public in new and innovative ways," the release states.

The agency's in-house pharmacy has also shifted to meet clients’ needs by providing medications through the mail free of charge. They also provide curbside pickup at our Lafayette location for those who prefer to retrieve their medications. Anyone with questions about these services can call 337-326-5710.

Many residents in Acadiana may be experiencing anxiety and other mental and emotional issues during this period. Counselors are available during regular business hours to speak with anyone who may be experiencing emotional distress.

o Tyler Behavioral Health Clinic: 337-262-4100

o Crowley Behavioral Health Clinic: 337-788-7511

o New Iberia Behavioral Health Clinic: 337-373-0002

o Opelousas Behavioral Health Clinic: 337-948-0226

o Ville Platte Behavioral Health Clinic: 337-363-5525

o For after hours, please call 1-877-655-8241.

For additional information regarding Acadiana Area Human Services District or any of its programs/services, please contact the administrative office at 337.262.4190. For additional information visit www.aahsd.org or www.facebook.com/AAHSD. Please continue to check back, information will be updated as needed.