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Trauma Recovery Clinic

The Trauma Recovery Clinic (TRC) at University Medical Center New Orleans provides behavioral health services to patients and their families who have experienced a traumatic physical injury. Our mission is to support our patients’ psychological and physical recovery needs through an evidence-based and multidisciplinary treatment approach.

We aim to provide the highest level of care for our patients, including short- and long-term psychotherapy for individuals and families and medication management.

To request an appointment, please call 504.702.4500 and ask to be scheduled with the Trauma Recovery Clinic.

Clinic location

Fifth floor, Section B of the Ambulatory Care Building on the University Medical Center campus.

Mental health becoming key factor in hospital trauma centers

Frequently asked questions

What is a traumatic injury?
Traumatic injuries may be due to blunt or penetrating forces. Blunt injuries occur when an outside force strikes the body. These injuries occur as a result of a motor vehicle crash, a fall or an assault. Penetrating trauma occurs when an object, such as a bullet or knife, pierces the body. Sometimes, patients have both types of injuries.
What is PTSD?
PTSD is an emotional/physiological reaction that occurs in response to a traumatic event. It was first described in combat veterans. Now we know that PTSD occurs in everyday life.. PTSD has defined symptoms that are present for at least four weeks. After a trauma, people may have some PTSD symptoms, but that does not mean they have PTSD. PTSD means having a certain number of symptoms for a certain length of time.
What services do you offer?

Short- and long-term evidence-based psychotherapy to address the unique and complex needs patients following a traumatic injury who are experiencing issues such as:

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Medication management services to support patients' therapeutic needs Community outreach/referrals
Do I qualify for TRC service?
Services are available to any patient (ages 13 and up) who have experienced a physical trauma. Services are also available to family members and loved ones, whether or not they received medical care through University Medical Center.
How do I make an appointment?
To request an appointment, please call 504.702.4500 and ask to be scheduled with the Trauma Recovery Clinic.
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