Improving Access to Health Services

Healthcare Access in Louisiana

Good health is a right, not a privilege, but the majority of our residents live in areas where access to primary care, dental health and mental health services are limited. We partner with providers and clinics to expand our community health systems to provide integrated, efficient and effective care services to all Louisiana residents.

Our work is also focused on achieving health equity for Louisiana. This is when everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and none are disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.

Together, we can help your community get access to the healthcare they need.

Health Professional Shortage Areas​

A Health Professional Shortage Area is an area with too few primary care, dental health and mental health providers and services that have been designated to help prioritize and focus our resources to help meet the healthcare needs of residents in these areas.

State Office of Rural Health​

The State Office of Rural Health provides information and innovative approaches to rural health services delivery, educational resources and technical assistance to entities serving rural populations in the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana Primary Care Office​

The Louisiana Primary Care Office works to develop strong community partnerships and integrated primary healthcare services to reduce health disparities in the State.