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Charles Michael Higgins, MD

Medical Director

A New Orleans native, Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University. He received his Medical Degree and completed his residency in psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Michael worked as Director of Psychiatric Services for Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office, one if the largest jails in the country during his tenure. He was Medical Director for Jefferson Oaks Behavioral Health, a Partial Hospitalization Program in Baton Rouge. He also serves as Medical Director for Legacy Behavioral Health and LikeWorks Psychiatry and Recovery in Baton Rouge providing outpatient mental health services.

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After trying other hospitals, I didn’t think there was hope for treatment. Thanks to Covington, I learned I could still have my life back and all I needed was the right program.

– a former patient
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation