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Welcome Acadian Care

Acadian Care is now part of the Access Health Louisiana (AHL) Network.  Acadian Care offers high quality Behavioral Health services from a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), therapists and counselors.  Continue reading

Cheers to Good Health in 2020

Every year people around the world set New Year’s resolutions to make positive lifestyle changes: Lose 30 pounds. Stop eating sugar. Join the gym. Quit smoking. The list usually continues with attainable goals. Yet most people don’t accomplish their goals Continue reading

Jingle Bell Bash Toy Giveaway

Access Health Louisiana (AHL) hosted its 3rd annual “Jingle Bell Bash” on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at The Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana.  The family-friendly event provided each child with one free toy of their choice. This year’s sponsors included Continue reading

Flu Shot Fears

“Many people are concerned about the myth that the flu shot can cause the flu,” explains Nurse Practitioner Sam Obgartel.  “However, the flu shot is a killed  virus and is unable to cause the flu.”  Obgartel works for Access Health Continue reading

CCM Certificates for Patients

Access Health Louisiana (AHL) patients are celebrating the completion of their first year of participation in our Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program.   The CCM Program offers free health coaching and support for patients living with two or more chronic illnesses, Continue reading

Everyone is Welcome Here

Access Health Louisiana (AHL) is proud to be a part of the “Everyone is Welcome Here” campaign.  The New Orleans LGBT Hospitality Alliance (NOLHA) kicked off the campaign as a way to show residents and visitors which local businesses are Continue reading

Changes in Medicaid-What it means for you!

If you’re one of the nearly two million Louisiana residents covered by Medicaid, changes are ahead.  Currently, Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) has contracts with five Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) tasked with overseeing the healthcare of its Medicaid Continue reading

Boo=Boo Conference offers HIV/HCV Education & Training

Access Health Louisiana’s AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) cordially invites you to sponsor our First Annual Boo=Boo HIV/HCV Conference. The day will consist of a series of four innovative presentations, which incorporate panels, talk show host style conversations, and Continue reading

The Steps to Get PrEP

“PrEP is like birth control.  Birth control pills prevent an unplanned pregnancy tomorrow, while PrEP will prevent an unintended HIV exposure tomorrow,” says MarkAlain Déry, D.O. Dr. Déry is the Chief Innovation Officer and Infectious Diseases Physician with Access Health Continue reading

Educating Healthcare Providers in the Fight Against HIV

“When it comes to HIV rates nationwide, New Orleans and Baton Rouge typically rank in the top three,” says Graham Patterson, Manager of the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) in New Orleans.  “Louisiana ranks in the top five of Continue reading