With new safety and screening measures in place, we are now scheduling appointments and procedures that are time-sensitive and were postponed by COVID-19.
To schedule an appointment, contact us or schedule online using MyOchsner.
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
Mobilized nearly 1,100 teams
Our commitment to our communities is what has made this milestone a reality.
Your health is our priority. Due to recent events with COVID-19, we have temporarily modified our visitor policy.
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.
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.
While all blood types are accepted, we are experiencing a critical blood shortage of platelets and Type O red cells. All who are healthy are encouraged to donate.
Please note: The Blood Bank asks that you please postpone your donation for 28 days if you have traveled to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea, or if you’ve been diagnosed with or have had contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. Healthy blood donors are encouraged to donate every 8 weeks.
Our Ochsner Heroes on the front lines of COVID-19 love to see your messages of encouragement, videos and photos. To share yours, please post it on our Facebook page with #OchsnerHeroes, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you share a great story about Ochsner on your own timeline, please tag @OchsnerHealth and set your post to "public" so that we can share it!
To support the devoted staff at Ochsner during this unprecedented time please consider the Employee Assistance Fund. The wellbeing of our employees is so crucial and timely resources will be available from this fund to them as needs arise. The Employee Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for Ochsner employees directly impacted by COVID-19 and exists to provide financial grants to the employees who are our frontline workers and have put their lives on hold to protect ours and those in our communities. The Fund is used to support employees across our system during times of intense need. Your support ensures that resources are always there when our frontline employees need it most.
For supply donations, please call Ochsner’s COVID-19 supply donation hotline at 504-703-2635.
If you are in need of care, our team is here for you.
Stay connected to your healthcare with MyOchsner.
- Message your provider with questions 24/7
- Request prescription refills
- Check your test results
See a provider from home with an Ochsner Anywhere Care virtual visit. Available for urgent care needs, behavioral health and mild or severe respiratory illness.
For primary and specialty care appointments, your provider may be able to see you virtually in a visit through MyOchsner.
Video Family Connect is available to help families connect with their loved ones in an Ochsner inpatient facility.
To help keep you healthy, we've added curbside pick up to many of our Ochsner Pharmacy locations. When you arrive at the pharmacy, just give us a call and we'll bring your medications out to you. Free prescription delivery now offered to your home or office within a 20-mile radius of any Ochsner pharmacy.
Now and always, your health is our priority.
If you are experiencing mild or severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, difficulty breathing and risk of exposure to COVID-19, our staff are available to see you at our urgent care locations.
Check our up-to-date list of Ochsner facilities that are currently closed below.
Your health and safety are very important to us.
Ochsner Health is offering COVID-19 testing at community sites.
Testing can help keep people healthy, stop the spread of COVID-19 and help reopen our economy.
If required to stay under home quarantine, it's important to follow these guidelines to monitor your health and to practice social distancing.
Facebook Live Q&A: Going back to school during COVID-19
Join us Friday, Sept. 25, at 3:00 p.m. for a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Katherine Baumgarten and Dr. William Lennarz on the Ochsner Health Facebook page. With in-person learning taking place for some children, we will discuss being back in school during COVID-19. Also, as we enter the fall season, we will answer some questions about other common viruses, such as the flu and RSV. Be sure to tune in and ask them any questions you may have!
Click here to watch the latest Q&A session on questions about the coronavirus response and Dr. Dominic Carollo's role during the pandemic.
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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.