Regional health group expands into more parishes

MONROE, La. (AP) — Northeast Delta Human Services Authority has joined efforts with Franklin Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 and Morehouse Community Medical Centers to provide services for patients who need both behavioral and primary health care.

Under the agreement, Northeast Delta will accept appropriate referrals from the Franklin hospital district and Morehouse medical centers to provide major mental health and substance abuse disorder services. The Franklin district and Morehouse centers will accept appropriate referrals from Northeast Delta to provide primary health and dental care services to patients who do not require services for serious mental illnesses.

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority director Dr. Monteic Sizer tells The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/Rlx8Cw ) he hopes the partnership will serve as a model for other health care providers.

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