December 7th, 2010
Stemming from a partnership between the New Orleans Recovery School District and the Louisiana Public Health Institute’s School Health Connection program, the LSU Health System recently opened the first full-service school based health clinic that also serves the community at large. Read why the new L.B. Landry community clinic is being considered a model for how health care services may be provided in the future. To find other quality community health clinics in the New Orleans metro area, visit www.GNOcommunity.org or call (504) 872-0750.
Photo source: Rusty Costanza, The Times Picayune archive
November 2nd, 2010
Today in the New Orleans area, there are more quality community-based medical clinics than ever before, including more than 80 sites located across Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes – all run by well-known and trusted providers. Visit www.GNOCommunity.org to watch videos of real patients talking about their positive experiences with a GNO Community health clinic and use the map to find a quality community clinic that meets your medical needs.
September 24th, 2010
After months of collaboration among local, state and federal partners working to secure new funding for health care services provided through community clinics across the New Orleans area, the federal government gave Louisiana its blessing to use state Medicaid dollars to help cover funding shortages faced following the end of a successful federal grant program that helped clinics rebuild and expand services following Hurricane Katrina. The Medicaid “waiver” will provide at least $91.5 million to the clinics and allow them to continue to provide services to uninsured and underinsured residents from now until 2014 when health care reform goes into full effect. Read more about the Medicaid waiver or to find a quality community health clinic in the New Orleans area, visit www.GNOCommunity.org or call (504) 872-0750.
January 21st, 2010
A new survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund finds that patients receiving medical care from New Orleans community clinics report better access to affordable, quality healthcare than the rest of the nation. Read the full story. To find a quality community health clinic in the New Orleans metro area, visit www.GNOCommunity.org or call (504) 872-0750.
November 9th, 2009
More than 400 medical professionals and support workers will be providing free health care services, including general medical exams and limited lab tests at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans this Saturday, November 14th. Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with 2,000 appointment slots available. Individuals can make an appointment by calling 877-233-5159 and walk-ins are welcome. While this free health clinic event is both needed and welcomed, it is also important to establish a relationship with an ongoing source of high quality, continuous primary health care. To locate a quality, affordable community health clinic in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard or Plaquemines parishes, call 504-872-0750 or visit www.GNOCommunity.org to search by zip code, parish or health care service type.