Infectious Disease Care

Infectious Disease Care

Care & services for people in New Orleans

Infectious Disease Care at University Medical Center includes a wide range of care and services for people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other infectious diseases.

To make an appointment or refer a patient/client, call our Patient Access Team at 504.702.4344.

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Infectious Disease Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician specialists including psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, pulmonologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists, and oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Nutritionists
  • Health Educators
  • Phlebotomists
  • Research Staff
  • Patient Access Staff

Click to download our HOP Information Sheet

Our location

Ambulatory Care Building
Fourth Floor, 4C Clinic
2000 Canal Street (near S. Galvez Street.)
New Orleans, LA 70112

*Parking garage access is at 2001 Tulane Avenue.

HIV Outpatient Program

The HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) is an established Ambulatory Care Department within the Infectious Disease Services of University Medical Center New Orleans.

HOP has been recognized nationally for its multidisciplinary approach and serves as a medical home for people living with HIV.

Many services are available to people who receive their primary medical care with HOP. Some of the services include social services, behavioral health, dental care, health education, nutrition education, lab services, dental services, and medication assistance.

Specialty services may also include women’s health services, pain management, diabetes management, lung and breathing management, and oncology services.

HOP provides both comprehensive HIV care and Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP), a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent infection.

HIV testing services are also available at HOP.

History and mission

The HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) is an established Ambulatory Care Department within the Infectious Disease Services of University Medical Center New Orleans.

HOP was founded by Dr. Ted Wisniewski in 1987 as an outgrowth of the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans/Charity Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic.

Since its inception, HOP has provided care to thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS. The mission of HOP is to support and promote the health and well-being of people living with HIV by providing high-quality healthcare services.

HOP believes that all people living with HIV deserve compassionate care from skilled, dedicated professionals, regardless of socioeconomic status.

HOP is committed to improving the quality of services and furthering the quality of care in the region through continuous collaborations with community partners to include research and education.

Additional resources

Want to learn more about HIV? Click here to visit our resources page.

For those new to our program, click here to view our Guide to Getting Started and learn how to make an appointment and what to expect during your first visit.

Being prepared for hurricane season includes having a plan for your medical needs and medications.

It also means knowing where and how to find help in case you need to evacuate. Click here to view our two-page emergency preparedness booklet. You can also print it to keep with you.

Other resources include:

To make an appointment or refer a patient/client, call 504.702.4344

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).