Child Psychiatry Clinic, Lafayette Parish Health Unit

Referrals to Psych Clinic can be from Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and LCSWs

The child or adolescent must reside in Lafayette parish, and acceptable diagnosis include: Autism Spectrum, Conduct disorders, Trauma Disorders, Intermittent Explosive disorder, and ADHD.

Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS)

Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) is a program for children in Louisiana with special health care needs. A child with special needs is:

  1. a child with a health problem that affects how the child grows, moves, and acts, AND
  2. a child who needs more health services than most other children.

CSHS Commonly seen conditions:

  • Audiology: Hearing Loss or Deafness
  • Cardiology: Ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, defect of heart valves.
  • Cleft lip and Palate
  • Neurology: seizures, cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury
  • Neurosurgery: hydrocephalus, malformations of the brain, spina bifida
  • Ophthalmology: strabismus, amblyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, birth defects of the eye.
  • Orthopedic: Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis, Club Foot, Spinal Cord injuries, spina bifid
  • Otology: Hearing Loss, Birth defects of the ear, frequent ear infections.
  • Plastic Surgery: Scars or contracture that limit function or movement
  • Family Resource Center: Care coordination services, information and referral for community resources.