New Orleans Health Department
The Health Department's mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all where we live, learn, work and play.
On January 15, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. The City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board (NOMTCB) and the New Orleans Health Department are working with partners to provide you with information about the Zika virus as well as monitoring the mosquito populations.
For more information view our Zika website or factsheet.
Public Health Advisory- Heroin Overdose
Due to the increase in deaths from heroin overdose, the City of New Orleans has issued a standing order so you do not need a prescription for naloxone. You can get naloxone from the University Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy at 2000 Canal Street or Crescent City Pharmacy 2240 Simon Bolivar.
For more information visit our Public Health Advisory webpage.