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The City of New Orleans Health Department

Health Department


The Health Department will be a central healthcare hub appropriately and efficiently connecting institutions and services to individuals and communities through a systematic process of assessment, planning, coordination and delivery.

Mission Statement

As the official health agency for Orleans Parish, it is the mission of the New Orleans Health Department to protect, maintain and enhance the health status of our citizens, our visitors, and our communities, through disease mapping, prevention, and management while advocating and supporting health maintenance, prevention and promotion activities.

Clinical Services and Employee Health

      1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Evangeline Franklin, MD, MPH, Chief of Clinical Services & Employee Health Biography

Nursing Services
1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Donna Malus, RN, Chief of Nursing Services
Debra Washington, Administrative Assistant

Womens’ Infants and Children’s (WIC) Program (Located in the Ida Hymel Health Clinic and in the Edna Pilsbury Health Clinic)
2222 Simon Bolivar Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-658-2895 and leave a message. You will receive a return call within 24 hours.
504-565-8570 (Fax)
Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 am-4:00 pm 

Women Infants Children Program (WIC)
Ida Hymel Health Center
1111 Newton St.
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 364-4023
Fax (504)364-5606

Health Care for The Homeless (Located in the Pilsbury Clinic)
2222 Simon Bolivar (second floor), New Orleans, La 70113
Willie Mae Martin, Director

Dental Services
1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Celeste Terry, Director, Clinic Services
Mabel Blache, DDS, Director, Mobile Services
To schedule an appointment please call 504-658-2581

McDonogh 35 School Based Health Center
1331 Kelerec Street,
New Orleans, La 70116
Candace Newell, Program Director

Billing Department
517 N. Rampart Street (5th floor)
Paulette Derkins, Senior Office Specialist

Emergency Medical Services

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 4W07, New Orleans, LA 70112
Julette M. Saussy, MD, Director

Environmental Health

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Wesley P. Taylor, Director
Connie Daniels, Division Administrator

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
517 N. Rampart Street
Christe Stewart, MPH Program Manager


1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112

STEPS to a Healthier Louisiana

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Romericus J. Stewart, MBA, MPH, Grant Monitor

Ryan White Program
(Office of Health Policy for AIDS Network Funding)

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Fran Lawless, MHA Director

Healthy Start Program
(Office of Health Policy)

1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1115, New Orleans, La 70112
Charlotte M. Parent, RNC, BSN, MHCM, Program Director
Joia Crear, MD, Medical Director

H.E.A.L. Program and Health Disparities

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Mosanda Mvula, MD, MPH, Director

Division of Education & Prevention
Commodities Food Program

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18, New Orleans, La 70112
Pequitta Raymond, BS, Director
P: 504-565-7286
F: 504-565-7493

 Orleans Parish Hospital District Meeting

Orleans Parish Hospital Service District (Area A)
Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
4pm – 5pm
5690 Eastover Drive, Eastover Reality, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Departments & Agencies

Department Phone Directory »


Kevin Stephens, Sr., MD, JD

Sonya Armstrong, Assistant to the Director

Sandra Robinson, MD, MPH
Deputy Director Biography

Florietta Stevenson, Assistant to the Deputy Director


“A significant increase 47% in the proportion of deaths was seen in New Orleans post Katrina.” Drs. Stephens, Robinson and Franklin co author an important article in the inaugural edition of the AMA’s new journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. These findings were also noted on USA Today’s Friday, June 22, 2007 front page. Click on the journal cover for a copy of the article.

A personal message from the director, Dr. Kevin Stephens
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Project Prepare and 311!
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Dr. Kevin Stephens and Dr. Evangeline Franklin testify before a U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee concerning the status of healthcare in New Orleans.
» Read Dr. Stephen's testimony
» Read Dr. Franklin's testimony

Health Recovery Week Free Clinic a Success!
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Health Department Celebrates Walk At Work Day!
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Events Calendar

January, 2009

No scheduled events

Contact Info

New Orleans Health Department
City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
Room 8E18
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-2500
Fax: (504) 658-2520