NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of thousands of households have been impacted by Hurricane Ida, either displaced or left without power, food, water, and shelter. Those impacted may need to talk to someone for mental health help.
Ochsner Health is offering free urgent care telemedicine visits via Ochsner Anywhere Care to Louisiana and Mississippi residents who have been displaced due to Hurricane Ida through Monday, September 6.
The code for a free appointment is: IDA
Louisiana Healthcare Connections launched a 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.
If you were impacted by the hurricane and would like to speak to a licensed clinician, please call 1-866-595-8133 and follow the first prompt.
“This line is staffed by licensed mental health professionals who provide counseling as well as referrals to other local resources,” a statement from the company said. “This service is free to the public; you do not have to be a member of Louisiana Healthcare Connections to call. Remember: for a medical emergency, always dial 9-1-1 directly.”