If you live in Louisiana or are moving to Louisiana and need access to genetics services, please see below for useful resources.

State Newborn Screening Resources

General Information on Newborn Screening

Provides an overview of the newborn screening program in the state and connect families with resources related to the newborn screening process

Genetic Diseases Program

Increasing access to genetic evaluation and counseling to all patients in the state

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program

The EHDI program screens and provides treatment for infants diagnosed with a hearing condition and support for families

List of Newborn Screening Conditions Screened in Louisiana

Currently screens for 34 conditions in the following categories: amino acids, endocrine, fatty acid oxidation, hemoglobin, organic acid, and other disorders/conditions

General Public Health Resources

Louisiana Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 with supplemental nutrition

Louisiana Public Health Laboratory

Public health laboratory that consists of providing lab support for public health programs in the state. There are 4 laboratory facilities in the state located in Baton Rouge, Amite City, Alexandria, and Shreveport

Louisiana Medicaid

Provides medical coverage for individuals who meet certain requirements such as having a disability, 65 or older, etc.

Family Organizations

Families Helping Families NOLA

Provides support to families in New Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard Parishes with children with special healthcare needs or disabilities