The school classrooms and administrative offices are located at the Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. View map.

The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is located in New Orleans' central business district, within walking distance of the French Quarter, the Louisiana Superdome, and the Mississippi River. 


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Tulane's School of Medicine, Tulane Medical Center, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and the City of New Orleans Health Department are all located within a few blocks of our downtown campus, encouraging a variety of collaborations. Tulane's uptown campus is readily accessible via university shuttle service.

New Orleans is a vibrant, many-layered city with a rich and compelling history. Students are encouraged to get to know the city and to find opportunities to practice their craft in agencies and organizations across the region.


Driving Directions

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From the North (Causeway Bridge)or West (Airport)
Take I-10 East, following the New Orleans signs. Exit right at the Claiborne/Superdome Exit. Follow signs to Claiborne East, going up onto the overpass, keeping to the right. Go down Claiborne Avenue to Canal Street and turn right. NOTE: Interstate signs that direct traffic toward Tulane University refer to the uptown campus on St. Charles Avenue. The Health Sciences Center facilities are primarily in the downtown medical district of New Orleans. When traveling to the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, do not follow road signs to Tulane University.

From the South
Travel east across the Crescent City Connection over the Mississippi River. Take the Superdome Exit and turn right onto Canal Street.

From the East
Follow I-10 West to the Canal Street/Superdome Westbank Exit. Follow the ramp, turning right onto Canal Street (this will bring you under the I-10 overpass).

From the West (Uptown)
Travel east on Claiborne Avenue toward the Superdome. Go up onto the overpass, keeping to the right, and down again onto Claiborne Avenue, where you will turn onto Canal Street.

Or customize your directions, using our GoogleMap.

Parking at Tidewater Building

Free night and weekend parking is available for all students. There are nearby parking lots that charge approximately $5 per day. Metered street parking is often available.

Shuttle Schedule

This service is a commuting connection between the Medical Center and the uptown campus. View the most up-to-date shuttle schedule. Due to an increase in riders on the 8:25a shuttle, please plan to take an earlier shuttle (7:25a) downtown.



1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5388 or 800-676-5389