Public Health

Public Health

The Public Health (PH) program works with nonprofit organizations to provide wellness, behavioral health, and suicide prevention services to the residents of St. Tammany Parish.

The health and well-being of St. Tammany Parish residents is of primary concern.  For more information on general health, behavioral and mental health, and wellness programs, please click on the links below to access information on services.

The Mission of the Public Health program is to improve public health and behavioral health for all St. Tammany Parish residents through accessibility to high quality programs.

The Vision of the Public Health program is a St. Tammany Parish community where there is improved physical and mental well-being in all people.

We operate with the Core Values of knowledge, partnership and integrity.

General Health Services
Northshore Food Bank Dental Services – provides affordable dental services to income- qualified individuals. 985-871-3939
LSU-School of Dentistry – Offers a full range of dental services and procedures. Dental care is not provided free of charge, but fees in student clinics are significantly reduced from the cost of private dental care. 504-619-8770
St. Tammany Community Health Center – Slidell-Primary Health care all ages; Immunizations/Vaccinations; Mental Health 501 Robert Road
Slidell, LA 70458

St. Tammany Community Wellness Center –

  1. Process Medicaid Applications
  2. WIC Services
  3. Immunizations & Shot Records
  4. Women & Children's Health
1505 N. Florida Street
Covington, LA 70433
Behavioral & Mental Health Services
The Phone St. Tammany – 24-hour crisis counselling and emotional support line. 985-231-1142
VIA LINK/211 – Information, referrals & crisis line Dial 2-1-1
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
St. Tammany Community Health Center – Slidell-Mental Health Evaluation and Counseling 501 Robert Road
Slidell, LA  70458
Lurline Smith Mental Health Center – Outpatient mental health services to adults and children. 900 Wilkinson St.
Mandeville, LA 70448
NAMI St Tammany – Support, Education and Referral Services 985-626-6538
VOA Crisis Response Program – Response to a mental health crisis at the request of first responders and follow-up after the immediate crisis has passed. 985-674-0488
Youth Service Bureau – Provides advocacy, counseling, education and intervention for at-risk youth and their families. 985-893-6113
STOPS – Counseling and referrals for the family and friends of persons who have completed suicide. 985-237-5506
Wellness Programs
Covington Food Bank – Food assistance for individuals and families who live at or below the federal poverty guidelines. 985-893-3003
Good Samaritan Ministry – Provides services and resources to those coping with emergencies in Slidell, Alton & Pearl River 985-641-6421
Samaritan Center, Inc. – Provides food, gas, clothing, limited utility assistance and more 985-626-4457
Public Health Program Notices


Contact Us

  • Administrative Complex
    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm