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No Case Managers March 19-23, 2018.

All Case Managers will be attending workshops/training and are UNAVAVILABLE FOR SERVICES March 19-23, 2018.

SLAC CLOSED due to inclement winter weather.

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BECAUSE OF THE HARSH WEATHER CONDITIONS, SLAC WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 & 17, 2018.  AT THIS TIME, WE PLAN TO REOPEN ON THURSDAY.  THANK YOU AND PLEASE BE SAFE!

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OFFICES CLOSED: Monday, January 15, 2018 - in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

OUR OFFICES WILL RE-OPEN Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Walmart no longer accepting LaHAP for prescriptions.

As of January 2018, Walmart pharmacy is no longer accepting Ramsell/LaHAP for prescriptions.  If you have Ramsell/LaHAP and use Walmart pharmacy for your prescription medications, please make sure to transfer them to another participating pharmacy before the next time you need to have an order filled in order to be able to use your card.

This might be an appropriate time to look into mail order pharmacy to have you medications delivered to your door every month, via Avita or Reliant.  

Please make an appointment to explore this option with your case manager

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OFFICES CLOSED: December 22 (Friday) & December 26-26, 2017 and January 1-2, 2018 (Monday/Tuesday)

OUR OFFICES WILL RE-OPEN Wednesday December 27, 2017 and Wednesday January 3, 2018.

However, Clinic will be open Tuesday 1/2/18.

Merry Holidays and Happy New Year!!!


World AIDS Day 2017


Begun in 1988, World AIDS Day
 is held annually on December 1, allowing people from around the world to band together in order to show their support for people living with HIV, honor those who have left us, for individuals and groups to add their efforts to the prevention and awareness of HIV, and reduce the stigma of outdated stereotypes and myths regarding HIV/AIDS.

For information on SLAC’s 2017 WORLD AIDS DAY celebration, please click here.

Click here to see KPLC-TV news interview with SLAC!

• Special HIV Testing Hours on December 1 at RWC, from 8am-3pm, in honor of World AIDS Day 2017.


Things you can do to support WORLD AIDS DAY.

• Wear a red ribbon on December 1st.

• Get tested.

• Help spread the word about testing: Know Your Status; Get Tested!

• Educated yourself on the facts regarding HIV and AIDS, treatments, and strategies for prevention.  

• Visit the World AIDS Day website.

• Post regarding World AIDS Day on your social media pages.

• Add the World AIDS Day campaign to your Facebook or Twitter profile.  

• Many choose to organize events on this day to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, raise money for HIV causes, celebrate survivors, and/or honor loved ones who have died.


OFFICES CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23-24, 2017

OUR OFFICES WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28-30, 2017

DUE TO HURRICANE / TS HARVEY, OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED  MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28-30, 2017.  
Office will RE-OPEN Thursday, August 31.

Everyone please be safe.  Thank you!


Back to School Bashes!

There are a number of agencies and organizations having “back to school bashes” for school supplies over the next few weeks.  A few of them are highlighted below.  A full list is available at the SLAC office or can be mailed to you upon request.

Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles, in the Sear’s Court area.  August 5th, from 11am-1pm.  Sponsored by Amerigroup.

Allen August Multipurpose Center, 2001 Moeling Street in Lake Charles.  Agust 5th, from 10am-12pm (noon).  SPonsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and One Weak Too Strong Ministries.

Pryce-Miller Recreation Center, 216 Albert Street in Lake Charles. August 5th, from 1am - 11am.  Aponsored by REACH.  An adult must accompany all children.

Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall.  Augsut 11th, from 10am-2pm.  Sponsored by KZWA and Billy Navarre Chevrolet.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION:

• In DeRidder, BeauCare will accept applications in August.  Call 337.462.2273. Applications available at 628 High School Drive in DeRidder.

• In Sulphur, CARE=HELP of Sulphur is accepting applications in July.  Must provide proof of Sulphur residence and proof of income.  Applications taken from 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday through Friday. Apply at 112 E. Thomas St.  Call 337.287.4793.

Families Helping Families provides school supplies for special needs children.  Mus pre-register and meet other requirements.  Call 37.436.2570 or 800.894.6558 for details.  Parents must attend one (1) school supply workshop and privude IEP less than one year old.

• In Vinton, August 5th, from 9am-2pm.  1615 Horridge Street, Vinton.  Must register at 337.764.6874.

Medicaid Open Enrollment

Healthy Louisiana CMYK

Open enrollment for “Healthy Louisiana” (Medicaid) begins June 30, 2017.

If you do not have Medicaid and your income is at or below 138% of the poverty level ($16,644 for a single person or $22,416 for a couple), this is your chance to apply.

You can apply online, at Moss Memorial Health Clinics, at Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services, or by phone at 855.229.5848.

If you have edicaid and want to change your plan, this is also the time to do so!  Remember, Moss Memorial Health Clinics and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital fo not accept Aetna Healthy Lousiana plans.


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