HEALTHCARE

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Free Health Insurance for Childrenimage

If your child is younger than 19 and does not have health insurance, he or she could qualify to get free healthcare benefits – medical, vision, dental – through LaCHIP (Louisiana Child Health Insurance Program).

Visit the DHH website at the link above to download an application for LaCHIP or call 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447) to have an application mailed to your home.


Seniors

New Orleans Council on Agingimage

The NCOA is responsible for seeing that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, employment and nutritional services are make available for all persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans&#46 Find out about services the agency provides by visiting the website or calling 504-821-4121&#46

Jefferson Council on Aging: Aging & Disability Resource Centerimage

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is the central place for person to person assistance and counseling to help make the best, most informed decisions and choices for good, healthy living. moreIf you need help, call (504) 888-5880 or, for those caregivers living out of state, call toll free at (800) 635-1437less

Senior Resource Guideimage

This directory of services for senior citizens covers the Greater New Orleans area and the entire Northshore (as well as several other cities around the country). moreIt includes more than 60 categories of information on senior housing, healthcare, activities, and more.Find information online or call the referral Line at 1-800-955-8510 to get a free, printed copy.The directory is updated twice a year. less

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Networkimage

LATAN is a statewide, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing access to Assistive Technology and equipment to Louisianians of all ages with disabilities through its programs and services. moreLATAN provides Device Demonstrations for a more informed choice; access to free or low-cost, previously owned equipment and devices through its online and telephone accessible database called The AT Marketplace; applications for Alternative Financial Loans for the purchase of AT; access to low-cost, refurbished desktop computers (Computer ReUse Program), a website resource page full of AT and disability information; its “GREAT Possibilities” newsletter; and its Information & Assistance Program.For more information, call (800) 270-6185 (Voice/TTY), toll-free in LA, or (225) 925-9500 (Voice/TTY), or visit the website at www.latan.org. less

Shared Housing of New Orleansimage

The Shared Housing of New Orleans program matches people seeking places to live with homeowners who do not want to move to nursing homes and need companions. moreVisit the website or call (504) 896-2575less

Catholic Charities PACE Center of Greater New Orleansimage

The PACE Center of Greater New Orleans at St&#46 Cecilia in the Bywater offers day time entertainment and activities, meals, healthcare, dentistry and other benefits for seniors. moreFor more information about PACE and eligibility, go to the website or call Aziza Landrum at (504) 945-1531. less

Louisiana Spirit’s directory of free and low-cost resources and services listed by parishimage

Find information for recovery and urgent needs resources such as free food and clothing, healthcare, senior services, and shelters is available on the Louisiana Spirit website&#46 Visit the website to choose a parish and access a list of resources in that area&#46

Louisiana Spirit also has a toll free number with crisis counselors that can make over-the-phone referrals for services and counseling help&#46 Call 1-800-273-8255&#46

The Advocacy Center Louisianaimage

The Advocacy Center offers services to seniors and people with disabilities. moreServices include legal representation, information and referral, and outreach.Call (504) 522-2337 or (800) 960-7705less

NeedyMeds.comimage

NeedyMeds&#46com is an online resource for information on prescription assistance programs. On this site you can find applications for discount programs, or free medication programs, and other programs that help with prescription costs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistanceimage

If you don’t have prescription coverage and can’t afford your prescriptions, Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help you pay for them. moreVisit their website at www.pparx.org or call 1-888-477-2669.A trained specialist will help you apply. less

LouisianaAnswers.comimage

Louisiana Answers is designed to assist senior citizens and persons with disabilities in locating supportive services and resources. moreUse this website to find information about Louisiana’s in-home and community-based services or call the referral and assistance line at 1-800-738-2256less


Hospitals and Clinics

Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleansimage

The DCSNO offers inexpensive healthcare to residents of the greater New Orleans area. moreMedicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance are welcomed.A financial assistance program is available based on income and eligibility.Health centers are located in Carrollton, Metairie, and St.Cecilia on Rampart.Services offered include primary care, chronic illness care, behavioral and mental health services, and pharmacy services.Visit the website for more information including phone numbers for apppointments. less

Excelth, Inc. Primary Care Mobile Medical Unitimage

The Excelth Mobile Medical Unit provides pediatric and adult primary care, women’s health, podiatry, behavioral health, case management, care management, medication assistance, Free HIV counseling and testing, focusing on the uninsured and underinsured. moreOnce initial services are provided, patients are linked to a Medical Home with an assigned, consistent, provider within the network which includes Daughters of Charity and New Orleans Health Department clinics (fixed sites).

The unit is stationed regularly in Gentilly, New Orleans East, and the Lower 9th Ward.Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 444.7071 for more information. less

Tulane Community Health Clinic Mobile Unitsimage

Tulane Community Health On the Road offers comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to children and adults in a mobile setting to meet each neighborhood’s unique needs. moreServices are provided irrespective of insurance status or ability to pay.Services include comprehensive primary care, women’s health, blood pressure and diabetes management, health education, health screenings, Medicaid enrollment and case management.In additional to its regular schedule, the mobile unit also provides services during health fairs and community events.

The units are stationed regularly in Gentilly, Algiers, Westwego, Central City, and Mid City.Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 994.0054 for more information. less

Tulane Community Health Center at Covenant Houseimage

The Tulane Community Health Center at Covenant House offers healthcare services, mental health counseling, reproductive health services, and geriatrics care. moreMedical services are available Mon & Thurs from 8am to 7pm and Tues, Wed & Fri from 8am to 5pm.Call 504-988-3000 for more information or to make an appointment. less

Free Prenatal Care – Mom & Baby Mobile Health Centerimage

The Mom & Baby Mobile Health Center offers prenatal services to women throughout the community. moreThere are two units in the Greater New Orleans area to serve the needs of the uninsured and underinsured.Prenatal care is available for everyone regardless of your ability to pay.Services include regular prenatal visits with a nurse midwife, lab-work, and health education including topics such as vitamins, and folic acid, other important health information.The mobile unit is stationed regularly in Kenner, Mid-City, Arabi, Chalmette, Central City, and the Lower 9th Ward.Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 231.8193 for more information. less

LSU Neighborhood Health Clinics (.pdf)image

These LSU community health clinics located throughout New Orleans offer comprehensive primary health care and access to specialty care with an emphasis on prevention&#46 Download the &#46pdf for clinic locations, contact information, and type of care offered&#46

"Smile Again New Orleans" Mobile Dental Vanimage

“Smile Again, New Orleans” is a HRSA Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) initiative to provide oral health care services to the HIV positive population of Greater New Orleans on a mobile dental van. moreIt is a collaborative effort with the LSU School of Dentistry, MCLNO, and the HIV Outpatient Program/HOP.Partners include the NO/AIDS Task Force and N`R Peace.The “Smile Again, New Orleans” clinical team consists of a dentist and a dental assistant that provides oral healthcare services in two chairs on the mobile van.

Diagnostic services, preventative services, and simple restorative procedures are provided, and referrals are available for complicated restorative.The mobile dental van will travel to sites identified as having a significant population of those that are HIV positive and in need of oral health care services.

The van is regularly stationed in Downtown/Mid-City and New Orleans East.Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 292.2519 for more information. less

Louisiana Spirit’s directory of free and low-cost resources and services listed by parishimage

Find information for recovery and urgent needs resources such as free food and clothing, healthcare, senior services, and shelters is available on the Louisiana Spirit website&#46 Visit the website to choose a parish and access a list of resources in that area&#46

Louisiana Spirit also has a toll free number with crisis counselors that can make over-the-phone referrals for services and counseling help&#46 Call 1-800-273-8255&#46

St. Anna’s Medical Missionimage

St&#46 Anna’s Mobile Medical Unit travels to various areas in and around New Orleans to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations, with a focus on uninsured, homeless, and immigrant adults. moreThe unit serves the Treme Neighborhood, the St.Roch area, the Lower 9th Ward, 7th Ward, Downtown, Metairie, and Arabi.

Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 232.4403 for more information. less

Take Charge: Free Family Planning Servicesimage

Free family planning services are available to uninsured women ages 19-44 who do not have Medicaid and want to avoid unintended pregnancy. moreThe program is available through Lousiana Family Planning Waiver Services.For more information, call 877-252-2447 or visit the website. less

In This Together, Inc.image

ITT was formed in late 2004 to address health disparities with an emphasis on the Treme’ area. moreITT’s initial focus has been in the area of HIV/AIDS.The clinic provides HIV Case Management, and housing locater assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.It is an active LA Medicaid application site.
1661 Canal Street, Suite 3107
504-962-3245 less

The Lower 9th Ward Health Clinicimage

This clinic at 5228 St&#46 Claude Ave&#46 offers healthcare services in the Lower Ninth Ward. moreWalk-in hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8am-4:30pm; Tuesday, 10am-6pm.Appointments only on Fridays.Starting June 1, 2008, the clinic will use a sliding fee scale for payment of services; however, no one will be turned away.Call 504-309-0918 for more information. less

Map of Open Clinicsimage

This online service is dedicated to helping individuals find a quality healthcare center that fits their needs. moreThis site lists over 80 healthcare center sites, 40 of which offer primary care services.These centers are funded in part by the Primary Care Access and Stabilization Grant, a program designed to meet the increasing demand for quality healthcare services in Orleans, Jefferson, St.Bernard and Plaquemines Parish.Other services include mental health and substance abuse services, dental care and more.Individuals can search for healthcare services on the website or call (504) 872-0750. less

New Orleans Musician's Clinicimage

The New Orleans Musicians Clinic offers free healthcare services and prescriptions to local musicians. moreThe clinic is located at 2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 890 in New Orleans.Call (504) 412-1366 for information or an appointment. less

Louisiana 211 Information and Referral Serviceimage

211 Information and Referral provides a 24 hour, comprehensive community resource information and referral service&#46 Counselors are available 24/7 and can provide referrals for food banks, utility assistance, medical care, job training, elder care, disability assistance, afterschool programs, tutoring, and more&#46 211 can also refer residents to organizations offering tax preparation assistance&#46 Dial 2-1-1 from a land line or the 800 numbers listed below for the respective cities. more

New Orleans
800-749-2673

Baton Rouge
877-923-2114

Lake Charles
866-310-4636

Lafayette
866-778-2618

Shreveport
866-823-9615

Monroe
800-644-9886 less

Louisiana Public Dental Clinicsimage

A listing of public dental clinics compiled by the LSU School of Dentistry. moreAlso see their student clinics less


Healthcare Resources

New Orleans Speech and Hearing Centerimage

The New Orleans Speech & Hearing Center works on hearing/speech related issues, especially for children.

Eat Safe Louisianaimage

The Eat Safe website is maintained by the Dept of Health and Human Services. moreIt allows users to see reports on over 30,000 food service establishments throughout the state. less

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Networkimage

LATAN is a statewide, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing access to Assistive Technology and equipment to Louisianians of all ages with disabilities through its programs and services. moreLATAN provides Device Demonstrations for a more informed choice; access to free or low-cost, previously owned equipment and devices through its online and telephone accessible database called The AT Marketplace; applications for Alternative Financial Loans for the purchase of AT; access to low-cost, refurbished desktop computers (Computer ReUse Program), a website resource page full of AT and disability information; its “GREAT Possibilities” newsletter; and its Information & Assistance Program.For more information, call (800) 270-6185 (Voice/TTY), toll-free in LA, or (225) 925-9500 (Voice/TTY), or visit the website at www.latan.org. less

Families Helping Families of Jeffersonimage

FHF is an information and referral service for people with disabilities and their families, including information on educational services and other needs&#46 Visit the website or call (504) 888-9111 or (800) 766-7736&#46

NeedyMeds.comimage

NeedyMeds&#46com is an online resource for information on prescription assistance programs. On this site you can find applications for discount programs, or free medication programs, and other programs that help with prescription costs.

Louisiana Healthcare Redesignimage

Read about and participate in the state and local move to redesign mental health care in Louisiana.

Partnership for Prescription Assistanceimage

If you don’t have prescription coverage and can’t afford your prescriptions, Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help you pay for them. moreVisit their website at www.pparx.org or call 1-888-477-2669.A trained specialist will help you apply. less

Free Health Insurance for Childrenimage

If your child is younger than 19 and does not have health insurance, he or she could qualify to get free healthcare benefits – medical, vision, dental – through LaCHIP (Louisiana Child Health Insurance Program).

Visit the DHH website at the link above to download an application for LaCHIP or call 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447) to have an application mailed to your home.


Find Mental Healthcare

Magnolia Community Servicesimage

Founded in 1935, Magnolia Community Services provides support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. moreThey offer support and services in twenty group homes throughout Louisiana, supported community living, vocational/day habilitation and wellness programs, and supported employment. less

Family Service of Greater New Orleansimage

Begun in 1896 as the Charity Organization Society, Family Service of Greater New Orleans offers a vast array of innovative programs to more than 17,000 families and children. more Schooling to help troubled children; Providing counseling for young mothers, those caught in a web of substance abuse, worried job seekers, former prisoners, single parents and troubled veterans; and by assisting employers in offering counseling services to their work force.Family Service of Greater New Orleans provides caring, confidential counseling for addictions, critical incident stress, child abuse, sexual abuse and anger management. less

Children’s Bureauimage

The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans promotes growth and resilience through prevention, advocacy, education and intervention in 1892. moreOur mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families in greater New Orleans through valid and proven programs that enhance and strengthen mental health and wellness. less

New Orleans Family Justice Centerimage

New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location. moreThewhere we all work y work to meet the needs of family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking survivors through comprehensive and accessible services, education and perpetrator-accountability. less

New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC)image

The Children’s Advocacy is a child friendly place that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse. moreThe NOCAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit program of Children’s Hospital New Orleans dedicated to serving victims of child physical and sexual abuse and ending child abuse in our community.NOCAC is co-located within the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center in a cottage adjacent to Audubon Park. less

Milestones Mental Health Agencyimage

Milestones Mental Health Agency, located in Uptown New Orleans, is a mental health rehabilitation agency for children and adolescents with severe emotional/ behavioral disorders. moreMilestones’s “Behavioral Health: Children and Adolescents Program” is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).Through this program, counselors and social workers from Milestones work with children at home and in school to provide personalized counseling and skills training, as well as offering parenting and family therapy.

Additional Milestones resources include a psychiatrist for medication management, and trained staff who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for crisis services.For more information, visit the website or phone Milestones Mental Health Agency at 504.269.0234. less

New Orleans Children’s Health Project: Free Pediatric and Children's Mental Health Careimage

NOCHP has a dedicated team of specialty trained pediatric and mental health care providers that work to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to underserved communities in the Greater New Orleans area. moreThis program currently provides free mental health care including child psychiatry, social services including insurance enrollment, shelter/food assistance, health education, and direct medical care with after hours care and an On-Call pediatrician 24/7.

The mobile unit serves the Lower 9th Ward, Gentilly, Mid City, and Chalmette.Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 988.0545 for more information. less

A River of Hope Mental Health Resource Centerimage

The Center, located in the Lower 9th Ward, offers free counseling, referral and support services to anyone in need. moreHours are Wednesdays from 8:30am-5:30pm, Thursdays from 1pm-9pm, Fridays from 9am-9pm, and Saturdays from 8:30am-5pm.The Center is located at the corner of North Claiborne and Alvar, across the street from the New Salem Baptist Church and located in the Community Resource Center building.,1600 Alvar Street.Call (504) 943-0207 for more information. less

Case Management for St. Bernard Residentsimage

BlueStone Ministries offers case management services and counseling to St&#46 Bernard residents. moreBlueStone Ministries points individuals and families to specific resources available for recovery, and helps answer questions regarding options and services that meet individuals’ needs.BlueStone Ministries also offers pastoral and crisis counseling to evaluate emotional and spiritual well-being.Services provided by BlueStone Ministries are available at the Community Center of St Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St.in Arabi, on Thursdays from 10AM – 1 PM.All services are free and no appointment is needed.For more information call 504-473-7092less

Responsibility Houseimage

Responsibility House provides treatment, support, and counseling to dedicated families and individuals who struggle with substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, and/or HIV/AIDS. morePrograms include a Social Detoxification Program (a short-term starting point for long-term treatment and recovery), a Residential Treatment Program (a 12-step program for men only), and a Supportive Housing Program (providing safe and decent housing with supportive services to families and individuals who are chronically homeless and also suffer from substance abuse, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and/or other disabilities).Find out more about each program on the website or call 504-366-6217. less

Catholic Charities Mental Health Servicesimage

Catholic Charities offers a wide range of mental health services for children, adults, and families including individual counseling sessions, substance abuse treatment, and housing options for persons with chronic mental illness. moreVisit the website for more information or call Catholic Charities at (504) 523-3755. less

Mental Health Services at Covenant Houseimage

Covenant House in New Orleans offers low- to no-cost mental health services for youth and families&#46 For more information and an appointment, call (504) 584-1111.

Odyssey House Case Managementimage

Odyssey House is providing case management services for hurricane affected residents of Orleans parish. moreCurrently, there is a waiting list.Please contact them between the hours of 9am-5pm M-F at (504) 270-7155less

Project Lastimage

Project Last, a program offered by the Children’s Bureau, offers specialized Grief and Trauma Group and Individual Counseling to school aged children affected by trauma, loss, or disaster. moreProject Last has been shown to be very effective in reducing symptoms in children who are in crisis due to trauma and community violence.The program is available to Orleans and Jefferson Parish children ages infant to 17 and their families who are survivors of traumatic events, witnesses to acts of extreme violence, or victims of violence.For more information call 504-525-2366less

Louisiana Spirit Free Crisis Counselingimage

Individuals in need of crisis counseling can call Louisiana Spirit toll-free at 1-866-310-7977moreCallers can expect to speak with counselors who will then make appropriate referrals for counseling and other services. less

Mental Health Linksimage

List of links to mental health resources from the Department of Health and Hospitals