Affinity Health Group Behavioral Health

Affinity Behavioral Health

Please call the office today at (318) 807-6258 to schedule an appointment or visit us at 920 Oliver Road, Monroe, LA 71201.

What is Behavioral Health?

The Department of Behavioral Health and Social Services is dedicated to strengthening the health, resiliency, and total well-being of each individual we serve.

Our staff consists of Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Registers Social Workers (RSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), and a Psychiatrist.

We provide individual and group services with an innovative approach to weight management and assistance with tobacco cessation.

Behavioral Health Services

  • Stress management
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Case management
  • Coping with chronic disease
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Mental health and substance abuse outpatient treatment
  • Evaluation and referral
  • Weight loss counseling

Social Services

  • Assistance with Medicaid applications
  • Transportation assistance
  • Resource assistance
  • Case management

For more information on the services listed above, please call (318) 998-3261.

To register for the "Mind and Body" weight management group, please contact the Affinity Health Management Center at (318) 807-1500.

To register for the "Get Help, Quit Smoking" tobacco treatment program, please contact the Affinity Behavioral Health at (318) 807-6258.

Both of these programs are provided free of charge to Vantage Health Plan members.

Meet the Staff

Photo of Roy Ragsdill, Jr., Psychiatrist

Dr. Roy Ragsdill, Jr.

Psychiatrist

Photo of Laura Bates, Nurse Practitioner

Laura Bates

Nurse Practitioner

Photo of Suzette Gutter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Suzette Gutter

Licensed Clinical Social Worker