Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary


For Special Health Needs

The Office of Public Health's Center for Preventive & Community Health administers several programs designed to address special health needs for children and families.

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My child has or is at risk for a special physical/mental/behavioral/emotional health care need.
  • Children's Special Health Services, which provides certain health care services to children and youth with special health care needs. Learn more

Genetic diseases run in my family, and I want to have my child tested.

  • Genetics Clinical Services, which offers health services including testing, counseling, education, treatment and referral to families who have or are at risk for genetic diseases. Learn more.

I am concerned about lead poisoning, and I want to have my child tested.

  • childhood Lead poisoning prevention program, which conducts community outreach and education on this condition, and conducts blood screening to identify children who have elevated lead levels. Learn more

I or my relative have hemophilia and need access to health care and treatment.

  • Louisiana Hemophilia Program, which helps patients diagnosed with this condition access affordable treatment. Learn more

I want to have my newborn tested for diseases or conditions.

  • Newborn Screening program, which tests all babies born in Louisiana for 28 genetic, metabolic or congenital disorders that would be present at birth. Learn more.