The Central City Mental Health Clinic began as a satellite clinic of the New Orleans Mental Health Center in 1970. It was housed in a unit of the Magnolia Housing Project, (renamed C.J. Pete Housing Development). In 1980 as the clinic developed, it became necessary to move to a new and larger facility which is our current location. Central City Mental Health Center provided services to children, adolescents and adults. However, in 1987, a Regional Childrens Program was implemented. Consequently, Central City Mental Health Clinic began providing services only to adults who are seriously, mentally ill.
Central City Mental Health Clinic provides a wide range of services to address the needs of its patients. These services include:
24-Hour Emergency Services*
These services are provided in conjunction with the Medical Center of Louisiana at 1532 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans. If someone is in psychiatric crisis after clinic hours, he/she can call the COPE Line at 269-COPE (2673) or go to the Medical Center of Louisiana. In life threatening situations - call 911.
All patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis needing hospitalization (suicidal, homicidal or acutely psychotic) are referred to the Medical Center of Louisiana.
Admission Services: Screenings, evaluations and diagnoses
Treatment Services: Crisis Treatment: A brief therapeutic approach used in acute psychiatric/psychosocial emergencies.
On-Going Individual Treatment: A one to one therapeutic process.
Group Treatment: Two or more patients with common concerns seen in a therapeutic (affective, cognitive and social) interaction to achieve positive change.
Specialized Groups: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Co-occurring Disorders, Grief and Crisis groups. AA groups (TBS).
Family Therapy: A therapeutic process involving the family/significant others for understanding problem(s) and/or conflict resolution.
Medication Management: Most patients of this clinic are prescribed anti-psychotic and/or anti-depressant Medications. They are seen periodically by staff psychiatrists for assessment of symptomatology and adjustment to medications.
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization Services: This program is designed to provide intensive treatment services for up to sixteen seriously mentally ill patients. One of the goals is prevention of hospitalization/re-hospitalization of its patients. The Day Treatment Program is in operation four days per week, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Consultation and Education: Staff provides consultation and education to patients, families and people in the community for purposes of increasing knowledge, awareness and prevention.
Consultation and Education
To Apply For Services:
Call (504) 568-6650 to request services or information
The Intake Coordinator will conduct a screening assessment, provide information and schedule appointments as requested.
Services are also provided on a walk-in basis.
Adults seeking services must make their own appointments unless the applicant is so seriously emotionally disabled that he/she is unable to make the call. In such cases, a family member, or significant person may make the appointment and should accompany the person for the initial visit.
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
The clinic is closed on week-ends and all official holidays. After hour/emergency services are available through the COPE Line-(504) 269-2673.
Fees are assessed on a sliding fee scale, based on the income and number of dependents of the patient. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay are accepted.
Professional staff includes Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses and Psychologists.
*TREATMENT IS VOLUNTARY AND ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL*
Reginald A. Parquet
PH: (504) 568-6650
2221 Philip Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
From the North
North Shore: If you are approaching New Orleans from the North, remain on Causeway. Look for the New Orleans East exit sign, which will be on your right. Continue on I-10 East and stay in your right lane until you see the New Orleans Business District sign. Continue on I-10 East until you see the Loyola Street sign and take that exit. Stay in your right lane and make a right turn onto Simon Bolivar Blvd. Continue on Simon Bolivar Blvd until you come to the corner of Simon Bolivar and Jackson Avenue. Look to your left front at the traffic light, and you will see a two story tan building, (Central City Mental Health Center). Make a U-turn at the next intersection, the parking lot will be on your right.
From the East
From New Orleans, East: If you are approaching New Orleans from the east, continue on I-10 West until you see the South Claiborne Avenue Exit. Take this exit. You are now on South Claiborne Avenue. Stay in your left lane. Make a left turn at the second traffic light (Jackson Avenue). Continue on Jackson Avenue until you get to Simon Bolivar Blvd. Make a right turn at Jackson Avenue and Simon Bolivar. Get in the left lane. From Simon Bolivar, you will see a large two-story tan building ahead on the left, (Central City Mental Health Center). Make a U-turn at the next intersection on Simon Bolivar. The parking lot will be on your right.
From the West
From the Louis Armstrong Airport: If you are approaching New Orleans from the West, continue on I-10 East until you see the New Orleans Central Business District sign. Take this exit. Continue on I-10 East and stay in the middle lane until you see the Loyola Street Exit. Take this exit. You will make a right turn on Simon Bolivar (first intersection). You will be going down Simon Bolivar until you reach Jackson Avenue. Get in the left lane. You will see a two story tan brick building ahead on your left (Central City Mental Health). Make a U-turn at the next intersection. The parking lot will be on your right.
From the South
From the Mississippi Bridge: If you are approaching New Orleans from the south, you will need to cross the Crescent city Connection (Mississippi River Bridge). You will need to take the Okeefe exit on your right and continue to Julia Street. Make a left on Julia Street, continue down Julia Street to Loyola Avenue. Make a left on Loyola Avenue. Continue on Loyola (you will pass the Greyhound Bus Station and the Amtrak Train Station). Loyola Avenue goes into Simon Bolivar. Continue on Simon Bolivar until you reach Jackson Avenue. Get in the left lane. You will see a two story tan brick building ahead on your left. This is Central City Mental Health Clinic. Make a U-turn at the next intersection. The parking lot will be on your right.
Last Updated: February 18, 2004