For Patients and Families
Patient care is at the heart of LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport's Psychiatry Department. In this section of our website, our goal is to help you find the most appropriate setting and type of care for you, a relative, or a friend. If you are beginning your search for information here, you can review our clinical services by type of service, you can learn more about a particular psychiatrist or researcher in our faculty directory; you can find faculty specialties and research interests; and learn about our mental health research volunteer opportunities.
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130
Outpatient clinical psychiatric services are offered in both private and educational environments at several locations. Our main clinic is in the Ambulatory Care Bldg, 2nd floor (contact info below). Faculty physicians are available to see private patients in a confidential setting, and patients are also seen, by physician referral, in our teaching clinic staffed with medical students, residents and attending psychiatrists. Group therapy is also available for patients who may benefit from this type of treatment. Several of our psychiatric physicians also deliver patient care through the local community mental health clinics. If you are interested in an appointment, please call Faculty Clinic at 318-813-2450, or send a patient referral to the general clinic by fax at 318-813-2446.
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.
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
Psychiatric Crisis Unit
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 PCU works closely with local mental health agencies, Medicaid and Medicare rehabilitation clinics, the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, STEPS, Northwest Regional Center for Addictive Disorders, as well as other substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment centers.
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130
The primary goal of Research in the Department of Psychiatry is to provide patients with competent and compassionate care while expanding medical knowledge through research in a clinical setting. The Department of Psychiatry at LSUHSC-S offers many ongoing and new studies in the Psychopharmacology Research Clinic, the Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry, the Molecular Neuroscience Research Center and the Sleep Research Center. Clinical Trials enable researchers to seek new ways to treat and prevent illness through efficient and safe research. To learn more about Research in the Department of Psychiatry or to see if you are eligible to participate in a study, call (318) 813-2070.
Cancer Support Groups
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
(318) 813-1409 or (318) 813-1471
The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and LSUHSC-S Department of Psychiatry formed cancer patient support groups to assist patients emotionally while receiving treatment. A faculty psychotherapist, resident doctor, and a psychiatric /oncology registered nurse facilitate the Cancer Support Groups. Groups meet once a week for an hour and a half: Monday 3:00-4:30pm and Fridays 10:15-11:45am
University Health Conway
4864 Jackson Street
Monroe, LA 71210
University Health Conway Medical Center is a general acute care hospital with outpatient clinics operated by the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment is available in our dedicated 26-bed 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.