NEW ORLEANS—504HealthNet executive director Susan Todd released the following statement on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
“It has been ten years since our city was changed momentously by Hurricane Katrina. In the past decade we have grown in ways we could not have imagined. Through the rebuilding process the city has increased the number of locations that people can receive primary care and behavioral health services in their neighborhood.
Having community-based providers located in all neighborhoods through out the city—and throughout the region—means that access to affordable, high quality care is more available than ever before. Across the 504HealthNet member clinics providers see more than 140,000 patients. These community based health clinics have become centers of care for anyone who needs it—from working parents with a cold, to the waiter with a burn, to the student with a migraine. These health centers are working tirelessly to build a healthier New Orleans and to continue to serve the people who need it most.”
504HealthNet is a non-profit organization comprised of 22 community health service providers representing the primary care and behavioral health safety net for Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes. Together, 504HealthNet is working collaboratively to better meet the primary care and behavioral health needs of low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents in the Greater New Orleans area.