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Growth continues with construction project, expansion of services at University Medical Center New Orleans

With work underway on a new Ambulatory Surgical Center and the launch of new behavioral health and addiction recovery programs, University Medical Center New Orleans continues to expand services and increase access to care for the region.

Over the past 18 months, University Medical Center’s growth has included the opening of a Burn Center, Primary Care Center and the launch of a Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery and Palliative Medicine Program.

The $14 million Ambulatory Surgical Center, which will be located at the corner of South Claiborne and Tulane avenues in an existing building, will expand University Medical Center’s capacity by five surgical suites and two endoscopy rooms. It will improve access and operating efficiency by accommodating outpatient surgeries and procedures, freeing up the medical center’s existing operating rooms for more complex procedures.

Construction on the new surgical center is expected to be completed in February 2020.

Expanded access to behavioral health and addiction treatment services

University Medical Center recently launched several new services to expand access to behavioral health and addiction treatment services, including:

Addiction psychiatry services for patients living with a single diagnosis of addiction or with a dual diagnosis of addiction and a mental health disorder. The clinic provides medication management services to support patients’ therapeutic needs and short- and long-term psychotherapy to address the unique and complex needs of patients and families.

  • Location: University Medical Center Primary Care Center, Suite A (entrance located on 2003 Tulane Ave)
  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 pm-4:30 pm
  • Scheduling Contact Number: 504.962.6110

Integrated healthcare provides medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in a primary care setting. Patients see internal medicine physicians who can diagnose and treat medical issues. Patients also have access to professional counseling services to assist in their recovery from addiction.

  • Location: University Medical Center Primary Care Center, Suite A (entrance located on 2003 Tulane Ave)
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday, 8:30 am 5:30 pm, Thursday., 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Scheduling Contact Number: 504.962.6110

Substance abuse intensive outpatient services provide patients with 1:1 therapy with a licensed clinical social worker. The program will be expanded in the future to include group therapy for people recovery from addiction disorders.

  • Location: UMC Primary Care Center, Suite A (entrance located on 2003 Tulane Ave)
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 1-4 pm (1:1 Therapy)
  • Scheduling Contact Number: 504.962.6110

About University Medical Center New Orleans

University Medical Center New Orleans, home of the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital, offers the latest in medical services and cutting-edge research, while training the next generation of healthcare professionals. As the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center, we play a vital role in treating southern Louisiana’s most critically injured patients. University Medical Center is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which also includes Children’s Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, and West Jefferson Medical Center.

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