East Jefferson Health Center

  • Jefferson Parish Schools offers Behavioral Health services to students at East Jefferson High School through our school-based health center program.  East Jefferson is one of 11 school-based health centers Jefferson Parish School District.  Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) Melissa Keller and Colette Pellissier see students on campus.  Telemedicine services are also available this year.  Their office is located in the former Student Services area.  They offer individual and group therapy counseling sessions for stress and anger management, trauma, depression, anxiety, bullying, or even relationships.  Parents can request that their child be seen by Ms.Melissa or Ms. Colette by calling the front office of East Jefferson School at (504) 504-88-7171 or by calling them directly at their office at (504) 457-5238.

    Our clinical social workers have been treating children and adolescents in Jefferson Parish Public schools for many years. They are both passionate about helping children and teen scope with challenging emotions, behaviors and life events. They utilize cognitive behavioral strategies, social skill building, relaxation techniques, and journaling to address identified areas of concern in group and individual treatment. Ms.Melissa and Ms. Colette   are both excited to provide therapeutic services for the students and families of East Jefferson High School.

    All students must have a current consent and enrollment form on file to be seen at East Jefferson High School for Behavioral Health services. Consent and enrollment forms are sent home at the beginning of the year; however, parents may sign their child up for services at any time during the school year. Electronic or paper consent forms may also be found on the right-hand side of this webpage. Students who are 18 and older can consent to their own treatment and do no need parental consent. 

    Co-payments are waived for all students enrolled at our SBHC.  Commercial insurances including Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Students who are uninsured can also receive care with a consent and enrollment form on file with the health center. Services are given to all students at NO COST.

    If you have an emergency outside of school hours, please call 9-1-1.

    To learn more about our other school-based health programs in Jefferson Parish please visit our site at Jpschools.org/SBHC or scan.


    One of our partners at East Jefferson is Access Health of Louisiana. AHL partners with Jefferson Parish School to provide services at our 11 school-based Health Centers in the districts. Access Health Louisiana operates 41 school-based health centers in twelve parishes.  To learn more about their successful program, click here.


    Click here to access East Jefferson High Health Center:







    Proud Partner of

    Melissa Keller, LCSW
    Colette Pellissier, LCSW

    East Jefferson Health Center
    (504) 457-5238
    400 Phlox Street
    Metairie, LA 70001
    School Office: (504) 888-7171

    8:15 am – 3:35 pm

    Behavioral Health-individual & group therapy including: stress & anger management,
    depression, trauma, bullying and relationships