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Responding to Attacks on Trans Youth

From Louisiana Considered on WWNO/WRKF: Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state agencies to investigate reports of gender-affirming treatment for transgender children. In a letter he wrote to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Abbott referred to this kind of treatment as child abuse. But there are multiple health agencies taking a stand in…


Cervical Screening Day Jan. 29

In honor of January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CrescentCare will hold a cervical cancer screening event on Saturday, January 29 from 9 am to 12 pm at its MidCity location (3308 Tulane Ave.). To limit visitors for COVID safety, appointments are required by calling 504-821-2601. Health insurance providers fully cover Pap smears as preventive care,…

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Free Back-to-School Supplies!

It’s time for our annual Back to School Party! Join us on Saturday, July 24 from 10 am to 1 pm at our St. Roch location (1631 Elysian Fields Ave.) for a day of fun, including backpacks and school supplies (while they last, generously donated by Avita Pharmacy), COVID vaccinations (for all people 12 and…


CDC approves vaccinations for youth 12+

On Monday evening, the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12–15 under an emergency use authorization and the CDC just unanimously recommended the vaccinations for youth. This is great news and takes us one step closer to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA carefully reviewed the following data: 2,260 participants ages 12 through…


Free health screenings every month!

To help support our community, CrescentCare is offering free community health screenings every month, no insurance required. At these health fairs, we’ll check your blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI). Speak with pharmacists and providers about your health concerns and get help finding insurance, if you need it. Our free community…


Health insurance just got a lot more affordable

This is a big deal. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) recently signed into law will help make healthcare coverage more affordable — or even free — for many people. If you’ve looked at federal marketplace plans in the past but thought they were too expensive, it is time to look again. If you already have coverage, you…


A Love Letter to Trans Communities

As a Gender Services Patient Navigator, each morning I wake up and wonder what complications that particular day will hold for my trans and nonbinary clients. Will our patient who has worked for years saving up for their gender-affirming surgery be able to schedule a consult appointment for the procedure? Will the young person calling…


COVID Vaccination Town Hall Feb. 18

We’re excited to answer your questions about COVID vaccinations in this upcoming town hall event on Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m. with The City of New Orleans, Historic Faubourg Treme Association, Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association, Bywater Neighborhood Association, and Neighbors First for Bywater. Register here or watch the livestream on the CrescentCare Facebook…

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CrescentCare working to vaccinate against COVID-19

CrescentCare has been vaccinating people who are 65 and older against the coronavirus. Fox 8 visited to learn more about the vaccine drive on Jan. 16. Read the full story here. “Even our clinic is going to have vaccines also next week, so, there are going to be more opportunities and more slots. You didn’t…

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WDSU: HIV testing down amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Health officials across New Orleans say they are afraid of losing ground in all the progress made in reducing HIV rates here in Louisiana, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New Orleans’ WDSU spoke with CrescentCare’s HIV Testing Manager, Joey Olsen. Watch below and read the full story here.