In Case of Emergency

These wait times reflect the approximate wait for patients, who do not have an emergency medical condition, to see a physician at each Ochsner ER. Every patient is evaluated by a quick look nurse immediately upon arrival. Those patients determined to have an emergency medical condition or any condition requiring immediate attention, such as having heart attack symptoms, will go directly into a room without waiting.

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Emergency Care Locations

Click the location links below for full information on any of Ochsner's facilities:

Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121
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Ochsner Medical Center — West Bank
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, LA 70056
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Pediatric ER at Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121
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Featuring: Kid-friendly exam rooms & 
In-house pediatric specialists
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Ochsner Medical Center — Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
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Featuring a Senior Friendly ER
with geriatric clinicians.
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Ochsner Medical Center — St. Anne
4608 Highway 1, Raceland, LA 70394
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Ochsner Medical Center — Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Ochsner Medical Center — Kenner
180 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner, LA 70065
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Ochsner Medical Center — North Shore
100 Medical Center Dr., Slidell, LA 70461
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Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Boulevard, Houma, Louisiana 70363
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Emergency Department Phone: 985-873-1312
Emergency Department Fax: 985-873-1762
Opening Winter 2014 in Iberville Parish!
Ochsner Iberville Emergency Room
25455 La Hwy 1 Plaquemine , LA 70764
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Emergency Room or Doctor Visit?

Life as an adult can be challenging. From the daily trek to work and home to the weekend warrior home improvement projects, accidents can and often do happen. Sometimes it's hard to know if you should seek emergency care or what to do before arriving in the emergency department. Let Ochsner help you through life's little obstacles, hopefully with minimal injury.

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HealthGrades Award

Ochsner is among the top 5% in the nation for Emergency Medicine and is a recipient of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award for the 3rd consecutive year (2010-2012).

Ochsner is the only hospital in Louisiana to be named a recipient of HealthGrades 2012 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award.

Learn more about this award and what it means to your care at Ochsner.



*At the Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge emergency room, there can be critical situations that occur which may delay wait times beyond 30 minutes.