New Orleans – The Louisiana Department of Health and its state and local partners will hold a news conference on Friday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. to announce the opening of a temporary urgent care clinic in New Orleans to provide medical support during Mardi Gras.

The temporary clinic will be able treat injuries and transfer patients when necessary as more than one million guests visit the city to celebrate Mardi Gras.  The site officially opens at noon on Feb. 1. 

 WHAT:    Opening of temporary urgent care clinic for Mardi Gras

 WHEN:    Friday, Feb. 1
                 11 a.m.

 WHERE:  1927 Tulane Ave.
                  New Orleans, LA
 WHO:      Speakers at the event will include:
                 Alan Levine, Department of Health Secretary
                 Dr. Kevin Stephens, N.O. Health Department Director
                 Mark Cooper, GOHSEP Director
                 Dr. Michael Kaiser, LSU Medical Center Chief Medical Officer



A tour of the site will be provided for the media immediately following the news conference.