Hurricane Recovery

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Our Approach

Our behavioral health services were created to restore your quality of life. Through individualized treatment programs we are here to provide you with continuous care from the emergency room to inpatient and outpatient treatments. We provide education, relief and support to family members or caregivers who are learning to cope with their loved one's emotional health.


Any concerned individual may refer themselves or someone else to the program. An initial clinical assessment is provided at no cost to determine the need for physician evaluation. Although anyone can refer, only a licensed physician can make an order for admission. Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted.

ACCESS Center - Direct Line to Immediate Help

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick offers an ACCESS Center that is your direct line to immediate help. Just call 337-431-7936, anytime, any day, and our professionals go right to work identifying your needs and matching them to the appropriate care. Our first priority is to help you in any way we can.

Services available through our ACCESS Center include:

  • Emergency information and assistance
  • Free, confidential assessments, 24 hours a day
  • Details on hospital Behavioral Health programs and services
  • Information on state and local agencies and support groups
  • Community referral networks



Our Location

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick
524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

PH: 337-431-7936

Request An Appointment

If This Is a Medical Emergency, Please Dial 911

NOTE: A representative from CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick will contact you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

Programs and Treatments

  • Group Therapy
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Outpatient Program for Seniors
  • Mental Distress in Senior Adults

Our Team

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David Buttross, MD