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Infectious Disease Services

Care & services for people in New Orleans

Infectious Disease Services at UMC include 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

HIV Outpatient Program (HOP)

The mission of the HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) of University Medical Center New Orleans is to support and promote the health and well-being of people living with HIV by providing high-quality healthcare services.

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.

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.


The HIV Outpatient Program (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.

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:

Contact us: To make an appointment or refer a patient/client, call UMC New Orleans Patient Access at 504.702.4344.