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Healthier Together Clinic

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What is Healthier Together?

Children’s Hospital New Orleans has introduced the Healthier Together Clinic, a collaborative approach to provide a convenient alternative to traditional healthy lifestyle education programs through weekly counseling sessions via virtual video visits.

Learn more about Healthier Together Clinic by giving us a call at 985.317.6000.

A retrospective study of children and young adults enrolled in structured obesity programs found that only 53% return for a second visit. However, 70% of those that did return had improved or maintained body mass indexes (BMI’s).

The program begins with an initial visit with our Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner, who will determine whether there are any underlying metabolic issues that are causing an increased BMI.

If the elevated BMI is the result of lifestyle choices, the child and family will be referred to our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, who will initiate Healthier Together Video Visits. These weekly counseling sessions focus on learning and adopting healthier nutritional, behavioral, and lifestyle choices.

In addition, because these visits are conducted via video, sessions do not require the child and family to travel to the clinic and typically only take 15 – 30 minutes.

The Benefits of Healthier Together Counseling Sessions:

Adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors early in life can help avoid or reduce risks of long-term health problems, which may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Bone, Muscle, or Joint Issues
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Video Visit Counseling Sessions offer numerous benefits:

  • Meet with the provider from anywhere in Louisiana
  • No traveling to the clinic for weekly consults
  • Structured sessions are completed in under 30 minutes
  • Less time missed from school and work
  • Plans are customized for each child and family

Learn more about the Healthier Together Clinic

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Contact us at 985.317.6000

Occasionally over the course of care, we may require in-person visits to supplement the Healthier Together Clinic. These visits are conducted in one of these locations:

200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, La 70118
504.899.9511
71338 LA-21
Covington, La 70433
985.317.6000