504HealthNet in the News

By the time patients arrive at Dr. Monir Shalaby’s office at the EXCELth clinic in New Orleans, they have run out of options: Most have little or no income, no health insurance and, usually, a heap of health issues.

Ten years ago, their options shrunk to nothing when Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge breached the levees, swamping homes and businesses. With many of the city’s charitable hospitals closed due to storm damage and two of EXCELth’s clinics flooded, patients came to the third from all over the city, standing in blocks-long lines to replace lost prescriptions and seek health care.

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