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Information current as of May 13, 2013.
Community Mental Health Center (Tallulah Behavioral Health Clinic)

Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health

Tallulah Behavioral Health Clinic provides outpatient mental health services for Madison, Tensas, East Carroll, and West Carroll parishes. We serve those who meet target population criteria which includes the severely and persistently mentally ill adult, the emotional / behavioral disordered child / youth, and those in acute distress. Our services include psychosocial, psychiatric, and psychological evaluations, individual and family counseling / therapy, medication management and administration, and referral to inpatient psychiatric care and other appropriate resources. Outreach medication groups are held in St. Joseph, Lake Providence, and Oak Grove.

Services Provided:

Screening: a brief history and review of symptoms to determine the most appropriate course of action: referral to other community resources or admission to clinic.


  • Psychosocial: a comprehensive social history that informs the treatment planning process within a cultural context that is performed by a licensed clinician (social worker, professional counselor, RN) or someone under their supervision.
  • Psychiatric: a comprehensive interview covering social and medical history, symptoms, mental status, etc. in order to form a working diagnosis that is performed by a psychiatrist (medical doctor specializing in psychiatry) or another professional under their supervision.
  • Psychological: specific tests that can evaluate for a variety of psychological constructs: I.Q., personality functioning, neurological functioning, emotional symptoms, etc. that is performed by a licensed psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) or someone under their supervision.


  • Individual Counseling: may include a variety of methods utilized by a licensed mental health professional or someone under their supervision with a single, identified client with a focus on the resolution of psychological/emotional symptoms and/or improved functioning according to treatment plan.
  • Group Counseling: similar to individual counseling with the exception of other clients being included, offering the added benefit of the therapeutic interaction of the group.
  • Medication Management: Monitoring of symptoms and side effects to evaluate the effectiveness of medication in the resolution or improvement of psychological/emotional symptoms that is generally performed by RN or M.D.

Contracted Services vary in availability throughout the region.  Examples of programs include: supported housing, employment, transitional living, residential, respite services, consumer care resources, transportation, case management, intensive outpatient, crisis services for children, Crisis Intervention Training program and others.  Please call for availability and criteria for access.

For additional details please contact the center directly using the information provided below.

Contact Information
Kay Ashley, Manager
( 318 ) 574 - 1713
Community Mental Health Center (Tallulah Mental Health Clinic)
Physical Address
1012 Johnson St
Tallulah, LA 71282
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 109
Tallulah, LA 71284
Primary Phone Number: ( 318 ) 574 - 1713
Fax Number: ( 318 ) 574 - 2299
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed