Pediatrics

Ochsner Hospital For Children is a multi-specialty healthcare delivery system dedicated to pediatric patient care, research, and education. We specialize in comprehensive care for children – from preventive care such as immunizations to lifesaving efforts such as heart and liver transplants.

Through our unique coordinated system of hospitals and neighborhood health centers, Ochsner Hospital For Children provides healthcare with peace of mind by putting the needs of patients first.

The Ochsner Hospital For Children and Ochsner Health Centers For Children offer your family a full range of pediatric healthcare services for the whole child, from the common to the complex.  Services include preventive care such as immunizations to life-saving efforts such as heart and lung transplants. The Ochsner pediatric specialists have access to the same research and nationally ranked clinical quality and patient safety as their Ochsner adult healthcare colleagues. This brings all the advantages of Ochsner to you and your family.

Specialized Services

Ochsner For Children’s goal is to improve the health and well-being of your child and accomplishes this by offering:

  • A large group of experienced physicians trained and certified in all areas of pediatrics
  • A full range of pediatric services and treatment options
  • The highest quality of care available
  • Multiple neighborhood locations
  • Specialty services like pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric cardiology at neighborhood locations
  • Outpatient pediatric nutritionists
  • Convenient appointment options

The #1 Priority is Children

The Ochsner For Children staff consists of more than 30 general pediatricians and 40 pediatric subspecialists, all of whom are trained and experienced in health problems specific to children, from birth through adolescence.

Ochsner understands there are times when your child needs to see a doctor soon. That's why we offer same-day appointments, extended hours and Saturday appointments at many of our clinics.

Not sure if you need the ER or a doctor’s visit? Call Ochsner On Call for After Hours Assistance

Specially trained registered nurses and physicians are available to discuss your concerns and help you decide if your child's symptoms require a trip to the Emergency Room or a visit with a physician. Call 504-842-3155 or toll free 800-213-5257.

Bringing Care to You

Ochsner’s pediatricians are able to closely manage the care of your child should they need hospitalization or home care. Ochsner For Children also provides:

  • Over-the-phone registration
  • Prescription refills
  • Well-baby visits
  • Completion of shot records
  • School and camp forms

Ochsner patients can use MyOchsner a secure online tool connecting them to their physicians, healthcare team, and medical records.  Using the MyOchsner website or app, you can:

  • Email your doctor
  • Make and change appointments
  • Request prescription refills
  • Print immunization and medical records
  • Check your test results