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11/17/2014
By: David M.
Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic
Not surprised. All they care about is numbers, not clients. They certainly don't care about the employees any more than they do clients. They had a massive exodus of employees because of this and, for the most part, can no longer attract quality people to work there.
09/02/2014
By: Kara A.
Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic
After waiting from 1130 am to 3 pm I finally get in for my first appointment to see a person who receives new clients. She then just turned to a pile of papers and said " ok do you can go here, here or here" and when I informed her I wanted to make an appointment at this facility she said " oh no, you have to go somewhere else, we're much too busy". I needed help and they just shooed me off to go find help somewhere else. I waited all that time for something I could've found on my own at home. They were entirely unprofessional and I'm surprised if anyone going there gets any actual help.
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