Like all hospitals and pharmacies across the country, we are continuing to experience unprecedented demand and a high volume of vaccine appointment requests.
Due to the limited vaccine supply, we will no longer be able to schedule new appointments for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines and some scheduled appointments will be impacted.
Patients with first dose appointments scheduled for Thursday, January 21 – Monday, January 25 will receive a notification from Ochsner via text, MyOchsner or email if their appointment is postponed and will have priority access to reschedule once we receive additional vaccines. Check back frequently for updates.
With safety and screening measures in place, we are scheduling appointments and procedures.
Due to the rise of COVID cases and spread of COVID, there may be changes made without notice to our visitor policies.
In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, some hospital access points will be consolidated on our campuses.
We’ve made some recent updates to our FAQs specific to testing, travel and returning to work/school.
At Ochsner, we are committed to testing and bringing clinical trials and new therapies to our community. We are currently offering COVID-19 and antibody testing.
We are proud to announce that Ochsner Health has surpassed 100,000 statewide COVID-19 community tests! As a system, we have been able to offer testing statewide from New Orleans to Lake Charles to North Louisiana. Together we: Covered eight of the nine regions in Louisiana, set up more than 200 testing locations, covered 117 zip codes and mobilized nearly 1,100 teams.
Our commitment to our communities is what has made this milestone a reality. Testing is safe and simple. Knowledge is power, so know where you stand.
Symptoms can be very similar to the flu or cold. If you develop these symptoms or have been in contact with someone know to have COVID-19:
Call the Ochsner COVID-19 Info Line, our free nurse care line.
For general information, dial the Louisiana hotline, 211, or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211.
Your health and safety are very important to us.
If required to stay under home quarantine, it's important to follow these guidelines to monitor your health and to practice social distancing.
When you combine 24/7 virtual visits with the Ochsner Anywhere Care Health Kit you get unparalleled convenience without leaving home.
This handheld device allows you to capture physical exam data to share with your provider during your visit.