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November 06, 2020

Expansion of Mental Health Services in Bogalusa Announced

Included in a press release today (Click here to read the full press release) from the Office of Governor John B. Edwards, the facilities of  Brightside Clinic and Everso Systems in Bogalusa and Denham Springs will be expanding. 

Brightside Clinic in Denham Springs and Bogalusa are mental health outpatient clinics and the adjoining Everso offices provide access to health care using real-time electronic visit verification, telehealth technology and compliance software tools.

The expansion has apparently resulted from 25% month-over-month increases in patient referrals since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Brightside Clinic in Bogalusa will create five new jobs, which LED estimates will result in three new indirect jobs, and the Bogalusa Everso office will create five new jobs, which LED estimates will result in nine new indirect jobs. The new roles to be created are clinical social worker, mental health counselor and licensed clinical director. The jobs at Everso Systems include psychiatrist, registered mental health nurse practitioner, office manager, billing and coding manager, and operations manager.

“A salaried impact of $450,000 in the Bogalusa region alone is huge; however, the impact on our Bogalusa residents’ emotional well-being is a priceless impact,” said Bogalusa Mayor Wendy O’Quin-Perrette. “I would like to thank Brightside and Everso for investing in our community and all their hard work in making our city a better place.”

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