Tulane Community Health Center

Since the early days of makeshift urgent care sites, Tulane community health has grown into 8 sites directly operated by the University and services in partnership at additional locations. We employ over 90 staff including doctors, social workers, case managers and patient representatives, and support workforce training. The Tulane Community Health Centers provide high quality, cost effective, culturally competent care to the vulnerable populations in Greater New Orleans. The Tulane Community Health Centers serve 20,000 people, with a growth rate of 20% per year. All sites are nationally recognized for their quality and efficiency by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes.


Sites Operated by Tulane:


Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Health Center and Brinton Family health and Healing Center

Located in Mid-City at the heart of New Orleans, Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center (The Center) opened its doors in Spring 2012.  The Center is a 11,000 square-foot, renovated facility that has the capacity to serve more than 1,200 patients per month complete with 13 exam rooms for pediatric and adult primary care services. Mental/behavioral health and social services are also offered at this site. The Brinton Family Health & Healing Center offers a wide array of educational, interactive health programming to promote disease prevention, community engagement and empowerment, and healthier living. The Center, located on the corner of N. Broad St. and Orleans Ave, is easily accessible along the public bus line and is complete with on-site parking and security

The Tulane Pediatrics Drop-in Clinic at Covenant House

This health site opened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to fill the need created by the closure of the pediatrics clinic at the public hospital. This site provides primary care and preventative care to children in the downtown and greater Treme neighborhood.


New Orleans Children's Health Project Primary Care Mobile Unit and Mental Health Mobile Unit

These mobile medical units provide high quality, comprehensive care to the pediatric population through public schools and community sites. The New Orleans Children's Health Project addresses disparities in access to health care by using these state-of-the-art mobile medical units to deliver comprehensive primary and behavioral health care. Mobile medical units are uniquely suited to the provision of post-disaster health care, bringing services directly to where they are needed most and responding to the changing conditions and needs of the community.


Tulane Community Health Center On the Road

This mobile medical unit serves as a mobile medical home for adults and children in neighborhoods that remain without permanent health care facilities following the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. The unit also regularly participates in community outreach events and health fairs.


Adolescent Drop In Clinic

This clinic has served at-risk teens in Greater New Orleans for the past decade. Pediatricians, social workers and outreach staff provide primary and preventive care for teenagers. This includes education and counseling. The clinic serves approximately 400 patients a month and has evening and weekend hours.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 - Some photos courtesy of the Peace Corps -