CrescentCare offers a variety of prevention services, including free, rapid HIV testing 6 days a week at its office locations, at least twice weekly in a mobile medical unit, and at 10 community sites in New Orleans. In addition, CrescentCare provides targeted rapid HCV testing as part of its HIV testing program at the Orleans Parish Municipal Court and other locations as resources allow. See more information on testing locations and times.
Additional services include PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxes) Navigation, which is help with information about PrEP and linage to PrEP services and free condoms at our office locations as well as convenient community sites. Services targeted to key populations are also available, such as a Wellness program for the MSM and transgender communities, which includes STD testing, help with navigation around supportive services such as job training, linkage to HCV follow up care and programs providing support either one-on-one or in groups.
CrescentCare also operates the New Orleans Syringe Access Program (NOSAP), offering clean, free syringes, information on safer injection, overdose awareness, abscess care, etc., and referral to services. CrescentCare also offers access to Narcan.
CrescentCare does extensive community education, hosts special outreach events, and conducts social media campaigns for HIV and STD awareness, education, and prevention.