The NOMC is the patient centered medical home providing comprehensive and occupational health care to more than 2,500 New Orleans' performers – musicians, tradition bearers, and others who contribute to the thriving local culture and tourism industry. By keeping performers alive through preventive care, health education, networked care, and mental health and social services, the NOMC sustains New Orleans’ traditional music cultures. For a small co-pay, patients receive full access to an extensive specialty care network, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
The NOMC is the only clinic of its kind in the United States serving musicians and entertainers. Currently the NOMC seeks to enroll patients in insurance plans. However, without Louisiana’s expansion of Medicaid, many of our patients remain without health care coverage because their incomes (which average $15,000) place them in the “sacrifice zone” – earning too much to qualify for state assistance but not enough to reasonably procure health care as per Affordable Care Act guidelines. NOMC remains true to its innovative, nonprofit donor-funded model, while striving to keep New Orleans music ALIVE as we move into our 20th year of operation.
NOMC Water Challenge
As the summertime heats up, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation urges you to STAY HYDRATED and join the NOMC 30 Day Water Challenge!
Donate to get a special NOMC water bottle and punch card, calculate your daily water intake goal, and start drinking more water for your health!
Visit our Water Challenge webpage for more information on how to sign up and keep hydrated. Also visit our Water Challenge Facebook group for updates, lifestyle tips, and support!
NOMAF’s Brass Tacks Program
Due to the vital need for financial stability for members of New Orleans’ world-renowned brass bands, NOMAF created Brass Tacks.
Visit our Brass Tacks page to learn more about NOMAF’s pilot program for brass band musicians.
Grief Counseling and Free Grief Support Groups
Coping with loss, especially sudden death, is never easy. Taking care of yourself and seeking support from others are the most important ways in which you can begin healing.
Grief counseling and support groups can provide much needed guidance during difficult times. There are several FREE grief support groups available to anyone in the New Orleans area.
Visit our Grief Counseling page for more information on local grief support groups.
NOMAF Syndey Byrd Photo Collection
Print #1 “Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown & Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, c. 1978″
NOMAF is pleased to announce
The Syndey Byrd Series – A New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Special Edition
New Orleans photographer Syndey Byrd spent most of her life documenting the unique folk cultures and celebrations of southern Louisiana. For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic offers a selection of prints from Syndey Byrd’s archive available by donation.
As a thank you for a donation of $250 or more to the Syndey Byrd Fund, you will receive a 14 x 11 inch Syndey Byrd photograph of your choice from a selection of five images. This is a very special opportunity to own one of Byrd’s iconic images. Proceeds will go towards Sydney Byrd’s medical expenses.
Find out more information on the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Website and order prints HERE.
NOMAF Big Chief Bo Dollis Memorial Fund
Big Chief Theodore Emile ‘Bo’ Dollis 1944- 2015
The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation family mourns the recent loss of Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias.
Please visit our NOMAF Big Chief Bo Dollis Memorial Fund page for more information on the life of Big Chief Bo and the donor advised fund created in his name for the benefit of the masking Mardi Gras Indian community.
NOMAF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Tax ID # 20-8135939
Thank you for your donation to the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. You may donate online or mail your donation to us directly.
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To send a check, please make your check payable to “NOMAF” and mail to:
1525 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115