Ochsner Hospital for Children

A Department of Ochsner Medical Center

Make sure your children always have the care they need by choosing Ochsner Hospital for Children, a hospital dedicated exclusively to children’s healthcare.

From rare brain tumors and leukemia to heart conditions and organ transplants, we offer a level of pediatric care unmatched in Louisiana and more advanced capabilities than any other children’s hospital in New Orleans. Plus, our children’s-only ER is equipped to handle any pediatric emergency.

Moms Want the Best for their Kids, So Do We

For the third year in a row, Ochsner Hospital for Children has been ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the country for pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery and pediatric cardiology and heart surgery specialties by U.S. News and World Report. Ochsner Hospital for Children is Louisiana's only ranked children's hospital.

Hospital Details


Pediatric ER

  • Bookmark Ochsner.org/ER to view wait times
  • Dedicated waiting area just for the Children’s ER
  • Specially-trained pediatric emergency room doctors
  • Pediatric specialists and subspecialists you can’t find anywhere else in the region
  • Intensive care unit just for children
  • Warm and caring environment created especially for children and families

We Always Stay Up Late

  • Not sure if it’s an emergency or if you need a clinic appointment? Call Ochsner On Call at 800-231-5257 24-hours seven days a week and speak with a physician or nurse to determine the best care options for your child.

Getting Involved

As a nonprofit, the impact that our donors and volunteers have at Ochsner Hospital for Children is extraordinary. There are many ways that you can get involved too. 

  • You can share your story. There is nothing more inspiring than the stories of our patients’ resilience, their families’ strength and the caregivers that made a difference during their healthcare journey. Please click here to share your family’s story of care at Ochsner Hospital for Children. 
  • You can host a community event. When you decide to host your own event, you are the driving force behind advances in patient care and treatment options for patients throughout the region. To learn more, please contact specialevents@ochsner.org
  • You can volunteer for an event. If you’re interested in volunteering for events at Ochsner Hospital for Children, please contact specialevents@ochsner.org
  • You can become an Ambassador. The Ambassadors for Ochsner Hospital for Children are passionate patient families, friends and community members committed to making the world better for children. If you’d like more information, please click here
  • You can make an investment in the future of care. Gifts to Ochsner Hospital for Children help change and save lives every day. If you are interested in making a gift in support of pediatric care, please click here.
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Louisiana's Only Ranked Children's Hospital

Ochsner Hospital for Children is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation, three years in a row.

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