Tulane T-Cell Clinic Temporarily Moves Following Flooding
NEW ORLEANS – Due to water damage from recent flooding, the nationally acclaimed Tulane T-Cell Clinic, located inside the Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center at 711 N. Broad St., will move to a temporary location in downtown New Orleans.
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 22, the clinic will be located in suite 1501 of the Tidewater building, 1440 Canal St.
The Tulane T-Cell Clinic is a program of the Tulane University School of Medicine that provides free HIV testing for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients, and complete primary care for HIV positive individuals. The clinic is directed by Dr. MarkAlain Dery, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at Tulane School of Medicine, and director of the Tulane AIDS Education and Training Center.
“It is absolutely crucial for our patients, particularly those who have been diagnosed with HIV, to continue to have access to medical treatment,” said Dr. Dery. “New Orleans is No. 2 in the country for new cases of HIV and AIDS. We are working to reopen as quickly as possible so that our patients will be able to make their upcoming appointments for care or for medication refills at our new location downtown.”
Dr. Dery operates the Tulane T-Cell Clinic five days a week with four HIV physicians. The clinic will continue to operate from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.