We believe that "Social Justice is the foundation of community health". Common Ground Health Clinic is a nationally reclaimed patient-centered medical home, located in a historic Algiers, New Orleans corner grocery store. The commitment of CGHC is to help meet the primary needs of the uninsured or the under insured.

About Us

Alex Tilling, Lakeita Williams, Jesse Morrell

Alex Shovaly, Hazel Smith, Sondia Sullen

Lauren Bolles, Jeffery Benn, Stephanie Cooper Lewis, Nikia White Spots



The Common Ground Health Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides quality health care for the greater New Orleans community, and develops and provides programs to address community health care

needs through collaborative partnerships.



  • To provide quality integrative healthcare
  • To provide quality healthcare education for preventive self-care
  • To create an environment conducive to patient, staff and volunteer learning
  • To work in an anti-racist paradigm

The Common Ground Health Clinic started on September 9 , 2005 just days after hurricane Katrina

devastated the Gulf Coast. Due to the humanitarian disaster and apparent lack of governmental response, two community

activists, Sharon Johnson and Malik Rahim put out a call for healthcare workers to help meet the overwhelming need.


The clinic started as a first aid station with the arrival of “Street Medics”, which are first responders that

gained notoriety through mass mobilizations of the anti-globalization movement. The clinic was originally

set up in a mosque, with space being generously donated by the Masjid Bilal.


Nurses, physicians, herbalists, acupunturists, EMTs social workers and community activists came from around the world to volunteer at Common Ground Health Clinic. Since its inception, the clinic has served more than 60,000 patient visits - all at no charge to the patient.

New Orleans Location:

1400 Teche St.

New Orleans, LA 70114


Gretna Location:

441 Wall Blvd.

Gretna, LA 70056



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