We understand your concerns. We are providing a number of virtual resources to best provide you with care.
If you feel sick, have traveled to one of the CDC designated countries or may have been exposed to a patient with COVID-19, please call the Louisiana statewide 211 network or our COVID-19 Info Hotline at 1-844-888-2772 for assistance and guidance on whether an in-person visits is needed.
If you know you have been exposed to a presumptive positive case, you should self-isolate and limit your contact with other people. You can also contact the Louisiana statewide 211 network or our COVID-19 Info Hotline at 1-844-888-2772 for assistance and guidance on whether an in-person visits is needed, especially if you develop a fever and respiratory symptoms.
Schedule a Virtual Visit with a provider at www.ochsner.org/virtualvisits If you have any non-emergent questions or needs, please call your primary care physician’s office or send a secure message via MyOchsner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel warnings for several countries with widespread COVID-19 transmission:
Additionally, the CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide
The list of destinations with travel warnings is updated regularly and can be found on the CDC website.
As part of the United States’ COVID-19 containment strategy, the CDC recommends canceling or postponing all nonessential travel to these destinations due to potential health risks. These destinations are subject to change at any time due to the unpredictable nature of this virus, and this list of destinations may grow and change over time.
If an individual chooses to travel to one of the affected areas with Level 2 or 3 travel warnings, and/or widespread or sustained community transmission as designated by the CDC, upon return and per CDC guidelines, individuals may be required to stay under home quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms, even if you are asymptomatic.
At this time, there are no travel restrictions within the United States. Use good judgement and if traveling, follow the tips we provide to help you stay safe.