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+- Does JFS only provide services to Jewish people?
No. While the foundation of the organization is based upon Jewish values, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving Greater New Orleans regardless of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
+- Do you take walk-ins?
No, please call (504) 831-8475 first to make an appointment.
+- Does JFS prescribe medication?
No — there is currently no Psychiatrist on staff.
+- Does JFS accept Medicare?
JFS accepts Medicare for counseling services in some circumstances. You can check your coverage by calling the JFS office at (504) 831-8475.
+- Does JFS accept Medicaid?
JFS now accepts Medicaid from Aetna Better Health, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, and United Healthcare. We also accept a Medicaid waiver for the Lifeline program.
+- Does JFS accept insurance?
JFS accepts the following insurance plans for counseling services: Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Connect, Gilsbar, and Tricare
+- Does JFS offer a sliding-fee scale?
Yes, most services at JFS are offered on a sliding-fee scale based on household income.
+- Is everyone who works at JFS Jewish?
No, JFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
+- What’s the waiting time to see a therapist?
Appointments are usually scheduled within the week of the initial phone call.