If you or someone you know needs emergency help for mental illness of any kind you should take them to the nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately. For more information about contacting the EPIC-NOLA Clinic, click here for the referral form.

Call us at 504-988-0301 or email for more information. 

If you or someone you care about is showing signs of psychosis there is help for them right here in New Orleans.


EPIC-NOLA, Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic-New Orleans, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of adolescents and young adults who have recently begun experiencing psychosis. Our team will provide diagnosis and treatment planning consistent with the most progressive evidence-based models for first-episode psychosis treatment. Our team of expert providers are faculty and staff at Tulane University-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

The goal of the EPIC-NOLA is to help adolescents and young adults understand, manage, and cope with these experiences in order to get back to their everyday lives. 

Patients may be eligible to participate in the EPIC- NOLA program if they are: 

  • Between the ages of 12 and 35
  • Have been experiencing psychosis for less than 3 years
  • Have received a diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder
  • Willing to be evaluated and treated by healthcare professionals

EPIC-NOLA provides Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) services for first-episode psychosis, including psychiatric medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, peer support, family psychoeducation and case management. EPIC-NOLA emphasizes collaborative decision-making to foster engagement and address the unique needs and preferences of each individual to enhance the outcome of treatment. Some of these services can be provided in the community and home. we well as through telehealth. Our multi-disciplinary team works with patients and their families in order to determine goals and navigate the path towards recovery and wellness.  

Please call 504-988-0301 for further information and fax completed referral form to 504-988-0302