Behavioral Health

Consultation Liaison Services

The University Medical Center Consultation and Liaison service provides psychiatric and psychologic care to patients admitted to the ICU, medical, and surgical units. The care provided in the general hospital ensures patients receive a multidisciplinary treatment plan regardless of their current location or physical condition.

Specialized Recovery Team

The specialized Trauma Recovery Team provides proactive care to patients admitted to the Trauma Surgery Service by providing PTSD and depression screenings for all trauma patients. Screening results help the Trauma Recovery Team provide individualized brief interventions to trauma patients and their families during their hospital stay to help ease the suffering associated with life-altering injuries.

Trauma Recovery Clinic

The Trauma Recovery Clinic provides behavioral health services to trauma patients and their families, including short- and long-term psychotherapy and medication management. Learn more about the Trauma Recovery Clinic here.

Training programs

University Medical Center supports training for future Behavioral Health care givers from LSU Health New Orleans.

Learn more about LSU Health New Orleans’ Clinical Psychology Program and Consultation Liaison Fellowship.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).