At CrescentCare, we bring caregivers and the community together as partners in health and wellness for all. Our experience builds on more than 30 years of impact through our founding organization, NO/AIDS Task Force. Now, as a Federally Qualified Health Center, we’re taking that expertise and expanding it! At CrescentCare, we now offer a broad range of health and wellness services for anyone and everyone who is seeking healthcare services in Greater New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana.

CrescentCare’s mission is to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals, and to provide for an enlightened public.

To lead in quality-driven health and wellness care, and to meet existing and emerging needs with active participation from the community we serve.

To provide comprehensive health and wellness care with integrity, quality, respect, and compassion that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely and efficient, equitable and evidence-based.

CrescentCare Health Centers provide quality care to individuals, couples and families that seek a “medical home” where they can consistently go for care. We are particularly focused on our Greater New Orleans neighbors who come from underserved communities: the service industry, the LGBT community and slowly developing neighborhoods. From primary care and pediatrics to behavioral health and preventive services, affordable healthcare resources are always available through CrescentCare. We are a multi-community Federally Qualified Health Center serving the Greater New Orleans area. This qualification means that we meet strict standards and serve everyone according to need, regardless of income or insurance status. Insured? We’re here to serve you. Uninsured? We can serve you too. Low income or no income? We can serve you as well! That’s what we mean by quality healthcare for ALL!

At CrescentCare, every person has the right to have their rights respected, without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental handicap (including substance abuse), immigration status, unfavorable military discharge, membership in an activist organization, HIV infection or any basis prohibited by law.

NO/AIDS Task Force d.b.a. CrescentCare was founded in 1983 in response to the early devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic in the New Orleans area. The organization began as a single phone line with an answering machine at a home in the Faubourg Marigny.  The program expanded by offering an AIDS Information Center and Hotline in 1985. In the years following, we continued to expand our services in response to community need and the impact of the epidemic on diverse populations. Case management and mental health services were added in 1990. A meal delivery program was added in 1992 and a community mobilization project with offices in the French Quarter/Marigny was added in 2000. Services were expanded to the Houma/Thibodaux area in 2001.

CrescentCare has operated as a Ryan White funded organization since 1991 when Ryan White funding first became available from the federal government. Through Louisiana’s Office of Public Health, CrescentCare receives Ryan White Part B funding for services in the Houma/Thibodaux area and Center for Disease Control prevention services in Orleans Parish. In 2009, CrescentCare became one of two Ryan White Part C recipients for Early Intervention Services in the New Orleans area.

In 2012, we merged with AIDSLaw of Louisiana and we began offering legal services in southeast Louisiana. In 2013, the agency applied for and became a Ryan White Part D recipient, enabling HIV services to be provided to women, infants, children, and youth as well as affected family members. The Part D grant had previously been awarded to Children’s Hospital of Louisiana who relinquished funding and CrescentCare was successful in transitioning the program services, program integrity and most of the program staff employed by Children’s Hospital to CrescentCare where uninterrupted services have continued.

In response to the community need for health care in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and the opportunities under the Affordable Care Act, the agency expanded its mission and services when it became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2013. In 2014 it also began offering dental services. In addition to a financial grant, the FQHC designation offers the organization enhanced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, malpractice protection through the Federal Torts Claim Act, significant cost savings with the 340B Pharmacy Program, and access to the Health Services Corp loan forgiveness for certain service providers.

CrescentCare continues to grow rapidly to meet the community needs in the changing health care environment.

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OUR MISSION

CrescentCare’s mission is to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals, and to provide for an enlightened public.

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OUR VISION

To lead in quality-driven health and wellness care, and to meet existing and emerging needs with active participation from the community we serve.

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OUR VALUES

To provide comprehensive health and wellness care with integrity, quality, respect, and compassion that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely and efficient, equitable and evidence-based.

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WHO WE SERVE

CrescentCare Health Centers provide quality care to individuals, couples and families that seek a “medical home” where they can consistently go for care. We are particularly focused on our Greater New Orleans neighbors who come from underserved communities: the service industry, the LGBT community and slowly developing neighborhoods. From primary care and pediatrics to behavioral health and preventive services, affordable healthcare resources are always available through CrescentCare. We are a multi-community Federally Qualified Health Center serving the Greater New Orleans area. This qualification means that we meet strict standards and serve everyone according to need, regardless of income or insurance status. Insured? We’re here to serve you. Uninsured? We can serve you too. Low income or no income? We can serve you as well! That’s what we mean by quality healthcare for ALL!

At CrescentCare, every person has the right to have their rights respected, without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental handicap (including substance abuse), immigration status, unfavorable military discharge, membership in an activist organization, HIV infection or any basis prohibited by law.

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OUR HISTORY

NO/AIDS Task Force d.b.a. CrescentCare was founded in 1983 in response to the early devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic in the New Orleans area. The organization began as a single phone line with an answering machine at a home in the Faubourg Marigny.  The program expanded by offering an AIDS Information Center and Hotline in 1985. In the years following, we continued to expand our services in response to community need and the impact of the epidemic on diverse populations. Case management and mental health services were added in 1990. A meal delivery program was added in 1992 and a community mobilization project with offices in the French Quarter/Marigny was added in 2000. Services were expanded to the Houma/Thibodaux area in 2001.

CrescentCare has operated as a Ryan White funded organization since 1991 when Ryan White funding first became available from the federal government. Through Louisiana’s Office of Public Health, CrescentCare receives Ryan White Part B funding for services in the Houma/Thibodaux area and Center for Disease Control prevention services in Orleans Parish. In 2009, CrescentCare became one of two Ryan White Part C recipients for Early Intervention Services in the New Orleans area.

In 2012, we merged with AIDSLaw of Louisiana and we began offering legal services in southeast Louisiana. In 2013, the agency applied for and became a Ryan White Part D recipient, enabling HIV services to be provided to women, infants, children, and youth as well as affected family members. The Part D grant had previously been awarded to Children’s Hospital of Louisiana who relinquished funding and CrescentCare was successful in transitioning the program services, program integrity and most of the program staff employed by Children’s Hospital to CrescentCare where uninterrupted services have continued.

In response to the community need for health care in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and the opportunities under the Affordable Care Act, the agency expanded its mission and services when it became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2013. In 2014 it also began offering dental services. In addition to a financial grant, the FQHC designation offers the organization enhanced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, malpractice protection through the Federal Torts Claim Act, significant cost savings with the 340B Pharmacy Program, and access to the Health Services Corp loan forgiveness for certain service providers.

CrescentCare continues to grow rapidly to meet the community needs in the changing health care environment.