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Free or low cost clinics in New Orleans.

Individuals who need medical care in New Orleans can contact a local clinic or health care center. Many of the community clinics provide free or low cost services for the low income, patients with no health insurance, and underserved in the community. The fee arrangements they have in place may provide patients substantial savings and assistance with paying their medical bills.

Each of the clinics below will offer their own services and programs for patients. It is recommended to call a health center near you in New Orleans to learn more or to make an appointment. In general, the New Orleans community clinics can provide assistance with some or all of the following. Primary family care, immunizations, basic illnesses, OBGYN, dental cleanings, free or low cost medications, and much more is provided. Most of the centers are served by a combination of volunteer doctors, dentists, and nurses and well as full time medical professionals.

Ambulatory Clinics - Interim LSU Public Hospital, Community Clinics
Address - 1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Call 504-903-2373

Central City Health Clinic, Community Clinics
2222 Simon Bolivar Avenue, 1st Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Dial 504-571-1607
Low income individuals and families may qualify for free care from a sliding fee scale and other medical care programs.

Common Ground Health Clinic
Address: 1400 Teche Street
New Orleans, LA 70114





Daughters of Charity Health Center
They have several locations across the city, and are listed below. As the name implies, a number of free or low cost charity medical and dental care programs are provided to income quailed New Orleans residents. Receive cleanings, exams, family care, medications, and referrals if your need is complicated or extensive. Call for intake and information.

  • Carrollton location, 3201 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115, 504-207-6389
  • Clinic address is 111 North Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70001, 504-482-0084
  • 4201 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, phone number 504-941-6076

Drop In Clinic at Covenant House
611 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Clinic phone: 504-584-1112
Homeless, poor, and uninsured may access care.

Edna Pilsbury Health Clinic
2222 Simon Bolivar Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Phone number - 504-658-2825

EXCELth Family Health Center
4560 North Boulevard, Suite 108
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Call 504-524-1210

Excelth Family Health Center at Dillard University
Clinic location is 2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70126
Main: 504-524-1210

Family Health Center - New Orleans
Main health center address is 1501 Newton Street, Suite C
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
Call 504-361-3777




Frederick Douglass Community Clinic
3512 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Telephone - 504-942-5950
Community clinic has doctors and medical professionals to help the low income and underserved. Medications, family planning, checkups, and basic care is offered.

Healthcare for the Homeless Main Clinic
2222 Simon Bolivar Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70113
Primary phone number - 504-658-2785

Ida Hymel Health Clinic
1111 Newton Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
Phone: 504-658-2550

Jackson Barracks Community Clinic
6460 North Claiborne Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Dial the clinic at 504-278-7330

Jefferson Community Health Care Center - Avondale
Health center address: 4028 US Highway 90 W
Avondale, Louisiana 70094
Call 504-436-2223 for services and information.

Kids First clinics - Medical, dental, and health care services for teenagers, children, and adolescents. Several branches are located around New Orleans Louisiana.

  • 4052 Ulloa Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, dial 504-488-7505
  • Kids First - New Orleans East, 14401 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70129, call 504-662-0644
  • 3600 Prytania Street, Suite 100, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-5437
  • Canal location, 1661 Canal Street, Suite 1200, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, 504-299-9980

Laplace, Klein - Lawrence Pediatric Clinic
Primary address - 5 Rue de Sante, Suite 13
Laplace, LA 70068
Dial 985-652-6359

Klein - Lawrence Pediatric Clinic - Metairie
3100 Kingman Street, Suite 110
Metairie, Louisiana 70006
Call 504-887-6355

Lakeside Children's Clinic
4740 South I10 Service Road
Metairie, LA 70001





Latino Health Outreach Project
Corner Martin Luther King Blvd as well as South Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
Phone number - 504-365-8800
Spanish speaking staff are available to provide medical care. Some assistance programs and resources are free to low income New Orleans individuals and families.

Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic
Health clinic location is 5228 Saint Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

LSUHSC Student Run Homeless Clinic
843 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone - 504-523-1184

Luke's House: A Clinic for Healing and Hope
Location is 2700 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Primary phone number - 504-899-3431
A number of services are offered for low income, those in poverty, and working poor, with a focus on those without insurance. Call for medical and dental care and other resources to help meet your needs.

Martin Berhman Community Clinic
Address of community clinic - 725 Valette Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
Call 504-361-6440
A federal government qualified health care center. Rarely will anyone be turned away from care.

Metairie Pediatrics
2201Veterans Boulevard, Suite 300
Metairie, LA 70002
Telephone number for information is 504-833-7374

Murray Henderson Community Clinic
Address of clinic is 1911 Hendee Street
New Orleans, LA 70114
Main number - 504-361-6300

Napoleon Pediatrics - Metairie
Main address is 3040 33rd Street
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Call the center at 504-219-0880

Napoleon Pediatrics – Uptown, Community Clinics
2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 950
New Orleans, LA 70115





New Orleans Faith Health Alliance
3401 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Main: 504-486-8585
Offers numerous services, and also partners with hospitals and other local medical providers in New Orleans. Can help people apply for government care like Medicaid, and refer patients to the best local resource for their medical and dental needs, all offered at an affordable price.

New Orleans Musician's Clinic
2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 890
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

Odyssey House - Medical Clinic
Health center location is 1125 North Tonti Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Clinic – Direct number 504-378-7816

Orleans Parish Health Unit
3308 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Main: 504-826-2560

Physicians at River Ridge Pediatric Clinic
Address is 9605 Jefferson Highway
River Ridge, LA 70123
Administration for information or appointments 504-896-9827

Saint Charles Community Health Center
Location - 843 Milling Avenue
Luling, Louisiana 70070
Phone number - 985-785-5800
This local center can offer free or low cost basic health care, prescription vouchers, and social services.

Saint John the Baptist Parish Health Unit
Location - 473 Central Avenue
Reserve, LA 70084
Dial 985-536-2128

Saint Thomas Community Health Center
Address: 1020 Saint Andrew Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Telephone - 504-529-5558

Teche Action Clinic
1115 Weber Street
Franklin, Louisiana 70538
Main: 337-828-2550

Tulane Drop in Center
1428 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone number - 504-584-1167

Tulane University Community Health Center at Covenant House
611 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Tele - 504-988-3000
Students supervised by doctors, dentists, or other medical professionals work together to provide low income medical care.


By Jon McNamara

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