TSSW students helping the community at an Elk Place Health Spot event

Elk Place Health Spot Community Services


Started in June 2017, the Elk Place Health Spot is a community service of the Tulane University School of Social Work. It is situated on Elk Place just a half-block off of Canal Street at a busy mass-transit stop and provides access to free screenings and information to improve physical and mental health. Not only is the Elk Place Health Spot a space for learning and healing for anyone that walks by the front of the School of Social Work building, but it also provides social work graduate students the opportunity to engage with the community.


Participating organizations each month


Participating organizations since inception


Members of the community served each month

TSSW Elk Place Health Spot booth

Our Goals

With support from faculty and the City of New Orleans, students actively involve themselves in outreach, engagement, and networking, all necessary skills for the social work profession. The program's goals are to:

  • Serve others
  • Prepare students to engage in clinical and community-based practice
  • Teach students to value human diversity and promote justice
  • Prepare students to exchange knowledge and research for social work practice
  • Promote integrative learning from the environment in New Orleans

Examples of Our Services


Examples of some of the services and information provided include:

Health Screenings  •  Dental  •  Medical  •  HIV  •  STI


Our participating organizations also provide information on:

Medicare & Medicaid  •  Substance Abuse  •  Nutrition  •  GED  •  Prenatal care  •  Medical Appointments  •  Services for children

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