River Oaks Hospital has served the greater New Orleans area for over 50 years with holistic behavioral health treatment for adults and adolescents. 

 “Behavioral health touches everyone’s lives,” says new CEO Heather Joseph. “I want River Oaks to be the place where you send your loved ones as we continue to be a trusted resource.” 

With a new leadership team, our goal is to be the provider of choice for our community. River Oaks Hospital currently has 126 acute beds serving the New Orleans region and continues to respond to the needs of the greater community. River Oaks has just opened a new children’s acute unit designed for patients ages 5 to 11. 

River Oaks Hospital has eight psychiatrists to serve our patients, two of which are board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists. The multidisciplinary treatment team includes psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors and registered nurses.

Our mission is to provide exceptional quality care to everyone who comes to us. Our goal is to ensure they have a positive clinical experience with improved outcomes, leading to a happier, healthier future.

Specialized programs include adolescent and adult psychiatric services, The New Orleans Institute for Trauma and Compulsive Behaviors, The Eating Disorders Treatment Center, dual diagnosis treatment and outpatient programs. These programs focus on pressing issues within our community such as trauma-based disorders, addiction and issues stemming from military service. Our partial hospitalization programs can help patients reintegrate into the community.

We offer music therapy, dance and movement therapy, recreational therapy, and psychodrama. An on-campus school helps patients continue their education while in treatment. 

Our programs are designed to meet individual needs and no-cost assessments are available 24/7.  

Physicians are on the medical staff of River Oaks Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of River Oaks Hospital. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the nondiscrimination notice, visit our website. 

riveroakshospital.com  //  504-734-1740  //  1525 River Oaks Road West, Harahan, LA 70123