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MCSF New Orleans

US Marine Corps Reserve, US Marine Forces North, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, 4th Marine Division, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Force Headquarters Group
2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70146

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/​​
 
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a New Orleans area school, students must be between the age of 4 and 6. Minimum age for kindergarten entrance is 4 years 7 months before the first day of the school year. All children must attend kindergarten before age 7.

 

State policy leaves Local Education Agencies to determine. Students must be 5 on or before September 30 in order to enroll in kindergarten, but RS 17:151.3 states that a child may enter kindergarten at a younger age, provided that such child has been evaluated and identified as gifted in accordance with the State Department of Education regulations.

 

Louisiana Department of Education
Orleans Parish School Board
Plaquemines Parish School Board
Jefferson Parish School Board
St Tammany Parish School Board
St Charles Parish School Board 
Great Schools.com

 
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 
 

FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.

 

Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.

 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
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FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

 

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

New Orleans Department of Health (504) 658-4000
The Health Department’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all where we live, learn, work and play.

 

Department of Children and Family Services (888) 524-3578
DCFS is working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters.

 

Humane Society of New Orleans (504) 322-3938
The mission of the Humane Society of New Orleans shall be to provide the means for the prevention of cruelty to animals, to enforce all laws designated for the protection of animals, to promote responsible pet ownership, to place adoptable animals into responsible homes when available, and to strengthen the human/animal bond.

 

Louisiana State Police (504) 310-7000