CrescentCare offers health education to any individual receiving medical care at a CresentCare site. In addition, CrescentCare offers health education to individuals not receiving medical at CrescentCare if the individual has an HIV diagnosis. Health education services include smoking/nicotine cessation counseling, safer sex strategies, PrEP information, and peer counseling to those living with HIV. Health education services are offered in individual or group sessions. Health education services are available at the following clinic locations during regular business hours Monday – Friday (appointments can be made during non-traditional hours): CrescentCare Health Center (1631 Elysian Fields Ave.) and CrescentCare Health and Wellness Center (3308 Tulane Ave.). Please call or walk-in to schedule an appointment.

Health Education Groups:

Grupo de Apoyo para Latinos (Latinx Support Group)

Para los clientes que hablan español y están interesados en aprender más sobre el VIH y pasar un rato agradable con otros Latinos VIH+. Nos reunimos el ultimo miércoles de cada mes, de 3:00pm a las 4:30pm.
Contacto Gabriel Gutiérrez: 504-339-4605 or 504-821-2601 x 1104

Sister Love

A support group for HIV+ women.
Meets Tuesdays @ 11am at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
Contact Albertina 504-339-4605

New Client Orientation Session

Designed for new clients to NO/AIDS or continuing clients that would like a refresher about services available in the community.
*By appointment only* 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
Contact Any Peer: 504-339-4605

Let’s Talk

A support group open to all HIV+ individuals.
Meets Wednesdays 1pm at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
Contact Joe Andrews: 504-339-4605


A wellness-enhancement group for all HIV+ individuals designed to educate & empower participants on living a happier, healthier life.
Meets Thursdays @ 11:30am at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
Contact Gabriel Gutierrez: 504-339-4605

Males Aspiring to Life Empowerment

Meets every 1st and 3rd  Thursday @ 3pm
Contact Peter Drago, LCSW

Women Owning Womanhood

Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ 2pm
Contact Peter Drago, LCSW

Mind, Body, and Soul

A support group for people at risk for diabetes or for those who need help with weight management. Includes education and physical activity. (Open regardless of HIV status)
Meets every Wednesday @ The Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.
Walking group meets every Friday @ 3308 Tulane Ave.
Contact Ginger Bouvier or Cristina Gonzales, Registered Dieticians

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