Trauma Recovery Clinic

The Trauma Recovery Clinic (TRC) at University Medical Center New Orleans provides behavioral health services to trauma patients and their families. Our mission is to support our patients’ psychological and physical recovery needs through an evidence-based and multidisciplinary treatment approach.

The TRC accepts patients who were treated at University Medical Center or the the former Interim LSU Hospital (ILH) following a traumatic injury.

We aim to provide the highest level of care for our patients, including short- and long-term psychotherapy for individuals and families and medication management.

To request an appointment, please call 504.702.4500 and ask to be scheduled with the Trauma Recovery Clinic.

Clinic location

Fifth floor, Section B of the Ambulatory Care Building on the UMC campus.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • What is a Traumatic Injury?

    Traumatic injuries may be due to blunt or penetrating forces. Blunt injuries occur when an outside force strikes the body. These injuries occur as a result of a motor vehicle crash, a fall or an assault. Penetrating trauma occurs when an object, such as a bullet or knife, pierces the body. Sometimes, patients have both types of injuries.

  • What is PTSD?

    PTSD is an emotional/physiological reaction that occurs in response to a traumatic event. It was first described in combat veterans. Now we know that PTSD occur in everyday life. PTSD has defined symptoms that are present for at least four weeks. After a trauma, people may have some PTSD symptoms, but that does not mean they have PTSD. PTSD means having a certain number of symptoms for a certain length of time.What is PTSD?

  • What services do you offer?

    • Short- and long-term evidence-based psychotherapy to address the unique and complex needs patients following a traumatic injury who are experiencing issues such as:

    - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    - Depression
    - Anxiety
    • Medication management services to support patients’ therapeutic needs.
    • Community outreach/referrals

  • Do I qualify for TRC services?

    Services are available to any patient (ages 13 and up) treated through UMC, ILH or Charity hospitals for a physical trauma. Services are also available to family members and loved ones, whether or not they received medical care through UMC.

  • How do I make an appointment?

     To request an appointment, please call 504.702.4500 and ask to be scheduled with the Trauma Recovery Clinic.