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Community Health, Wellness & Safety Resources

Welcome to the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Community Health, Wellness and Safety Resource page. Below is a list of community programs, resources and web page links available in the Greater New Orleans area. If you are looking for a resource that is not listed, please contact Campus Assistance Program staff at (504) 568-8888.

If you have an emergency or need immediate assistance, please contact:

LSUHSC Campus Police
(504) 568-8999

Local Police Department

Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness

Information regarding hurricane and disaster preparedness

Emergency Alert System

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK) 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program


Federally funded crisis counseling and stress management program for individuals, families and groups affected by disasters across the State of Louisiana.

Disaster Distress Helpline: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Crisis Assistance

VIA LINK Crisis Line & Community Resouce Directory
800-749-COPE (2673)
(504) 269-2673
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Metropolitan Crisis Response Team (Orleans, St. Bernard & Plaquemines Parishes)
(504) 826-2675
Mobile Crisis Services (Jefferson Parish)
(504) 832-5123
Poison Control
Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
SAMHSA Substance Abuse & Mental Health Helpline
800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Hotlines

Crescent House (Orleans Parish)
(504) 866-9554
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (Jefferson Parish)
(504) 837-5400
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
800-787-3224 (for TTY)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673)

Impaired Professional Committees

Healthcare Professionals' Foundation of Louisiana (HPFL)
Offers a confidential, voluntary alternative to formal disciplinary action for physicians, dental professionals, and other healthcare professionals who are experiencing difficulties due to substance use, mental health, physical ailments, or disruptive behavior patterns.  For more information call 888-743-5747.
Recovering Nurses Program (RNP)
Offers a confidential, voluntary alternative to formal disciplinary action for nurses who are experiencing difficulties due to chemical dependency or abuse. Nurses may also be mandated for RNP monitoring when there is disciplinary action. For more information call (225) 755-7546.


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