Tulane University opened its new Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center and Brinton Family Health & Healing Center (711 N. Broad St.) Thursday, June 7.
The ground floor of the renovated 11,000-square-foot facility that formerly housed a Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers quality medical care to residents of Mid-City, Treme and surrounding neighborhoods, regardless of whether a patient has insurance.
The Brinton Family Health & Healing Center, established with a donation by California philanthropist Mary Jane Deere Wiman Brinton, provides community meeting space on the second floor as well as areas for group exercise classes and yoga. It offers social service resources, legal assistance and programming aimed at healhy living, disease prevention and community involvement.
The new Fertel health center replaces a drop-in clinic with five exam rooms Tulane University operated at Covenant House. The new center has 13 exam rooms and can accommodate as many as 1,500 patient visits a month. It provides primary care, mental health services and chronic disease management, including HIV care.