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The Mission-driven Purpose of the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation is to increase its clients' capacity to reach optimum levels of independent communication and social interaction, through research-based best practices, leading technology, and highly-trained professionals.
- Audiology and hearing aid services for all ages
- Group and Individual speech therapy for children
- Comprehensive communication therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Foundation’s community-based clinic is at 535 West Roosevelt, just North of LSU. A satellite clinic is located at 8393 Florida Blvd. in Denham Springs. Services are also offered in community agencies such as day care centers, private/parochial schools, senior centers and, for Early Steps clients, in their homes. The agency serves children and adults from the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area, including all ten parishes served by Capital Area United Way.
BRSHF accepts private insurance (including BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, United Healthcare, TriCare Medical, Verity, Cigna, MHnet, and Magellan - call for specific coverage info), Medicaid, and offers financial assistance for all services.
Founded by the Baton Rouge Junior League and Quota International of Baton Rouge in 1960, the Foundation proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary of service in September, 2010.
A copy of the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation’s IRS Form 990 (non-profit tax return) is available to the public for review at the Foundation office or on-line at http://www.guidestar.org. Any individual seeking to review the statement in person should call the Foundation’s accounting office at 225-343-4232 to arrange a time to do so.
BRSHF participates in all 5 CCNs in the Bayou Health Network: AmeriGroup, LaCare, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Community Healthcare Solutions, United Healthcare CCN.
BRSHF's new location, The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development, will open in April, 2014 at 7784 Innovation Park Drive (formerly GSRI Road), Baton Rouge 70820.
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BRSHF is proud to be a Capital Area United Way community partner since 1976.