Behavioral Health

Trauma Recovery Clinic

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

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 University Medical Center campus.

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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 occurs 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 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:

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  
    Adjustment difficulties
    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)  who have experienced a physical trauma. Services are also available to family members and loved ones, whether or not they received medical care through University Medical Center.

  • 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.

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.
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    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.
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    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).